The Philadelphia Phillies have traded second baseman Chase Utley and $2 million to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Darnell Sweeney and John Richy, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Jon Heyman of CBSSports reports that the deal is done. The deal has now been confirmed by the teams.
#Phillies have traded Chase Utley and cash considerations to the Dodgers in exchange for INF/OF Darnell Sweeney and RHP John Richy.— Phillies (@Phillies) August 20, 2015
while deal hasn't been signed yet, sides have agreed on deal of utley plus 2M to LA for 2 minor leaguers.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) August 19, 2015
It was reported yesterday that Utley would stay with the Phillies for the remainder of the season. The 36-year-old had spent his whole 13-year career in Philadelphia, leading the team to the 2008 World Series win and the 2009 NL pennant.
Utley is having the worst season of his career, slashing .217/.284/.333 with five homers and 30 RBIs in 282 plate appearances. He will man second base for the Dodgers until Howie Kendrick returns from the disabled list.