As #Phillies head to Milwaukee, Utley stays in Philly
PHILADELPHIA --- Chase Utley left the Phillies' 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves Wednesday with a possible concussion, and he will not play for at least the next two games, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.
“The way to describe it is that he didn't really feel 100 percent after getting hit,” Amaro said. “He felt OK right afterward. Then he started feeling a little fuzzy. And so we took the precaution to get him out of the game.”
Utley was hit in the sixth inning, but played in the field in the seventh and eighth before being pinch-hit for by Ben Francisco.
The Phillies will begin a four-game series in Milwaukee tonight. Utley did not make the trip, according to the Phillies, and will see a doctor Thursday.
“He's going to be out a couple of days at least,” Amaro said, adding, “we think this is very, very mild, but we are going to be very cautious with him, obviously.”
Amaro said the Phillies will reactivate Jimmy Rollins (groin) from the disabled list, but are planning to utilize him only as an emergency infielder while Utley undergoes impact tests.
“As I told Chase,” Amaro said, “we're not going to mess with the heart and we are not going to mess with the head. When you get a 90-plus-mile-an-hour fastball off your melon, it's not going to be good. You have to be cautious about it, regardless of what kind of gear you are wearing.”
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