According to Jim Salisbury of, the Giants have a scout "keeping tabs on" on Phillies second baseman Chase Utley.

"There are teams definitely willing to buy that lottery ticket to say hey if we put Chase Utley in a race we got something,"

Utley came back this past weekend after a six-week stint on the disabled list with an ankle injury and looked pretty good, going 4-for-10 with three doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI and is hitting Utley is batting just .189 in 68 games this season, but at least there were flashes of production over the weekend.

The 36-year-old has full no-trade protection, but might finally be open to leaving if the Phillies can work out a waiver trade with a contending team.

"Chase apparently feels like the Phillies misdiagnosed the injury," Stark told me on the Sports Bash.  "He thinks right now he is a different guy than what we saw for three months, if he is you can definitely move him - if not, I'm not sure."

(Listen to Phillies insider Todd Zolecki)

Per Stark, Utley has been connected to a number of teams despite his struggles.

The Giants are the most recent team that have been linked to him, but the Cubs, Angels, Dodgers and Yankees have also been tied to Utley in various media reports.


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