Chase Utley Respectfully Traded From The Phillies To LA Dodgers
Utley, 36, was traded to the Dodgers Wednesday night in return for two prospects.By Matt Moreno | August 20, 2015
It's a bittersweet breakup for second baseman Chase Utley and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Late Wednesday night, the Phillies agreed to ship Utley to the Dodgers in return for two prospects. Utley's been with the Phillies since being drafted in 2000 and in the majors with them since '03. He was Philadelphia's longest-tenured professional athlete.
"He was a huge part of the team that won the World Series plus two pennants and five straight NL East titles. He also was involved in the community off the field, working to raise awareness about animal cruelty," WPVI reports.