The Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley was placed on revocable trade waivers on Saturday, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. The waiver period would expire today if Utley goes unclaimed, at that point he’ll be eligible to be traded to any team. We wrote earlier today that the Giants have interest. Utley does have 10-and-5 rights, which basically means he cannot be traded to any team without his consent.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 10, 2015
Utley, 36, is hitting .189/.263/.294 with four homers and 27 RBIs in 259 plate appearances this season. The six-time All-Star has garnered interest from the Giants, Dodgers, Cubs, Angels and the Yankees.
He is still owed around $2.25 million for the rest of this season, and he has a $15 million vesting option for 2016 if he receives 500 plate appearances this year. He has 259 as of today and it’s a safe bet to say he won’t reach that mark. The option for Utley will be between $5 million and $11 million with less than 500 plate appearances. His contract also features a $2 million buyout.
Utley hasn’t said if he would approve a trade or not, but he said the would “definitely listen.”