Chase Utley agrees to two-year extension with Phillies

Source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America

Source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America

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.

 

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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.

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