DODGERS UTLEY to retire at season's end

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    Chase Utley to hold a press conference today at Dodger Stadium at 3:15 PST. Last night may have been it for Chase. I have a hard time believing that he will have some grand half season exit.
     
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    He has been scuffling but to do it now seems very odd. Maybe straight to the coaching staff???????????? PLEASE.
     
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    I am not sure how it works, but I BELIEVE that he will save the club just under $500K from the tax by doing this.
     
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    Guessing that he is the corresponding move to put Buehler on the 25 man roster. This would also obviously open up a 40-man spot if that is the case.
     
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    Me either on the coaching front but so maybe to the FO. The timing is ominous. Hoping it's not something serious like a life threatening prognosis. Hate the fact that they scheduled it so far away.
     
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    JT is hurting as well so that would hurt our infield depth when Chase retires as well.
     
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    Passan and Sherman are reporting that he won't be retiring immediately, but likely at the end of the season. Dodgers do play the Phillies in the second series after the break so I wonder if it could happen then.
     
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    Utley's finally had enough of this group
    " I'm calling this press conference to confirm..that I can't stand these bitches. Mamba out. "
     
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    Legit can't believe he's been a Dodger since 2015. He's spent a lot of time as a Dodger
     
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    Utley to announce he'll retire at end of 2018
    by Jerry Crasnick | ESPN Senior Writer — 3 minutes ago

    Chase Utley plans to hold a news conference Friday in Los Angeles and announce that he will retire at the end of the 2018 season, sources told ESPN.

    Utley plans to play out the rest of this season, but will not return in 2019, when he is in the second year of a two-year, $2 million contract.

    Utley is a six-time All-Star over 16 major-league seasons. He achieved the bulk of his success with the Philadelphia Phillies, making five All-Star teams and winning four Silver Slugger awards between 2006 and 2010. He's a .276 hitter with 259 career major-league home runs.

    The Phillies traded Utley to the Los Angeles Dodgers in August 2015 for minor leaguers Darnell Sweeney and John Richy. Utley is the latest member of the Phillies' 2008 World Series team to announce his retirement.

    He joins former teammates Jayson Werth and Shane Victorino, both of whom recently announced that they were done playing. Utley's announcement comes 10 days before the Dodgers will make their only appearance in Philadelphia this season. The teams will play a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park from July 23-25.
     
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    Sad to see as I really like and respect him. I do hope he joins the coaching staff in some capacity and eventually becomes manager. I hope he goes out with a bang like Ethier.
     
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    I proudly took the best comment from that article for my sig! :D
     
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    Bye Chris Woodward.
     
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    My first thought exactly.
    That or a new position created... "sliding coach". Kidding aside, many could benefit from his tutorial.
     
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    Press conference starting soon on dodgers.com
     
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    :laff:
     
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