Chase_utley_runWe can rebuild him

UPDATE: Amaro now says that Utley is not any closer to jogging. Basically, there's no update on him other than he's "literally day-to-day."

Next up: Potty all by himself!

Ken Rosenthal reports that Ruben Amaro said Chase Utley could start jogging in a few days. It's come to this.

Take it, Kenny: []

"If he starts running, that’s a big step," Amaro said. "He hasn’t even jogged. He’s done some underwater stuff. But we haven’t gotten him to run normal resistance. Once he does that, it (his return) could happen fast. But it might take a while for him to get there."

Once Utley can run at full speed without pain, he could progress quickly to a rehabilitation assignment, Amaro said. He is taking ground balls in addition to batting practice, and the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that he showed his most movement yet on Sunday, going to his right on flips to second base and going down on one knee.

"If we stay in this thing, hold our own offensively, it’s like making a trade, like getting a quality bat in the middle of the year. I don’t have a whole lot of flexibility to do much of anything else."


Sooooo… what you're telling me is that there is a chance Chasey could quite possibly begin jogging, which will eventually lead to running and, in turn, his eventual return to the lineup once he's completely healed. So we'll see him… tomorrow?

Pump the brakes, folks (not you, Chase).

H/T to Justin