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Chase Utley: ‘I Feel Pretty Damn Good Right Now’

Feb 15, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

Chase Utley gave his first press conference of the spring this afternoon down in Clearwater, Florida and dropped some crazy info nobody really anticipated. Utley said he essentially never stopped playing baseball this offseason — a much different approach than he took in years past.

He took ground balls on a couple of times per week out at the University of San Francisco.

He took 50-80 ground balls twice a week to start, then gradually upped it to three times a week, and has been doing it 3-4 a week recently.

The biggest takeaway was the change in Utley’s offseason workout plan. He said what he had done in the past obviously didn’t work for him, so he changed it up.

“I feel pretty damn good right now,” he said, much to the joy of Phillies fans everywhere.