News surfaced this weekend that Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has patellar tendinitis in his right knee. Utley received an MRI Saturday disclosing the cause for him being out for the first couple Spring Training games.
Before the MRI, Utley's sitting was said to be due to leg soreness.
Now with the news of Utley having mild tendinitis, Phillies fans are worried about Utley and his status for the season.
The Phillies organization is saying they are just taking Utley's injury very cautiously.
Even if the injury is not serious, fans should be getting worried about Utley in the long term.
Utley has been hobbled by injuries for the past few seasons. The 32-year-old had his worst full season with Philadelphia last year.
The Phillies offensive stars are growing old and fragile. Their window of opportunity is closing fast.
With the news of the Chase Utley injury, here are five players the Phillies could use to replace Utley if he were to miss significant time this season.