The San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies are discussing a trade that involves Chase Utley heading out west to San Francisco, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 12, 2015
Utley, 36, cleared waivers yesterday and is now free to be traded to any clue he wishes since he has 10-and-5 rights. Most would think that Utley would accept a trade to the Giants, since it would give him another opportunity at a ring. You also could say that Utley would want to finish his career in Philadelphia, the only place he’s played at in his 13-year career.
Utley would provide the Giants with a second baseman until Joe Panik comes off the disabled list. He would then provide a great bat off the bench and could also possibly play first base.
The six-time All-Star is hitting .196/.266/.298 with four home runs and 28 RBIs in 267 plate appearances this season.