The Philadelphia Pillies and second baseman Chase Utley have reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension.
Utley, 34, was one of a handful of veteran players the Phillies opted to keep at the July 31 trade deadline.
The deal with Utley and the Phillies appears to be worth $27 million over the two seasons but there are options that could extend the deal.
Utley deal with #Phillies, per sources, also includes multiple vesting options. Those options likely critical to deal. Details not yet known
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 7, 2013
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The re-signing of Utley suggests that the Phillies are not planning to go into a rebuilding phase even as earlier today questions were raised about the status of the teams contract with Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.
Though 83 games this season Utley is hitting a .275/.336/.505 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI and 49 runs scored.