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Phils Double Header Today, Utley Could Return This Week

Jun 24, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

A brief glance at today's probables for the Phillies-Rays double header, plus an update on Chase Utley's progress.

We’re out and about this afternoon, so here are the basics for the day-night double header:

Game 1, 1:05
David Price (9-4, 3.08) vs. Cole Hamels (10-3, 3.25)

Game 2, 6:35
Cesar Ramos (subject to change, 1-0, 2.08) vs. Cliff Lee (0-3, 3.48)

Plus, an update on the status of Chase Utley below.


More good news on Utley Watch. According to Jim Salisbury’s sources, the second baseman is finished with his assignment in Clearwater, and he could be back in the big club’s lineup by Wednesday.

The report adds Utley should play one final minor league game, likely for Triple A Lehigh Valley, before he rejoins the team.

Salisbury seems to have the scoop on this one, so let’s hope he’s right. The Phillies will take any help they can get, as early as they can get it at this point.