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Utley: ‘Coming into Spring Training, I thought I was in a pretty good place’

Oct 9, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT

If the Phillies are going to jump back into contention in 2013, they’ll be relying on a contribution from Chase Utley. The concern is knee injuries have prevented the second baseman from starting the season on time two years in a row. Who’s to say there won’t be a third?

Jim Salisbury had a candid sit-down with the five-time All Star on Monday, who discussed his frustration with the situation, whether he was surprised it cropped up again this year, and how many games he hopes to be available next spring.