Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers have brought back Chase Utley on a two-year contract. He’ll make two million in his somewhat surprising multi-year deal.
Utley had been under consideration to be the Phillies bench coach at one point early this offseason, but he’s apparently still looking to keep his playing career going. He hit .236/.324/.405 while making 353 plate appearances in 127 regular-season games. He played in the postseason, and despite being a non-factor, the Dodgers value his veteran presence and leadership.
WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.
He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.
Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.
The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.
Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.