A team that might come calling for the 34 year old is his hometown Los Angeles Dodgers. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman is reporting that the Dodgers are interested in Utley but it is unknown if the club has reached out to the Phillies just yet.
It makes sense that the Dodgers are interested in Utley. He is a Southern California native who attended Long Beach Poly Tech and UCLA. It doesn't hurt that he went 8-for-17 with three home runs, five RBI, and seven runs scored in the Phillies four game series with Los Angeles over the weekend.
On the year, Utley is hitting .284/.348/.517 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI. I would be one of the people devastated to see Utley get traded but, on the other hand, it might be best for the Phillies to begin to retool. This situation will get clearer after the Phillies six games this week against the MLB-best Pittsburgh Pirates and NL East leading Atlanta Braves.
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