Last night, Phillies beat writers reported that Chase Utley was likely playing his last game in Clearwater and could return to the big league lineup as early as Monday. That certainly looks like the case.
Here's the Facebook status of Robert Duran, an apparent limo driver from Tampa who has previously updated his status to say: "Who else could say that on a friday night they're driving around bj upton nobody but me that's what's up."
Here's his status, updated just before 8 A.M. today:
Thresher teammate Jiwan James confirmed that Utley left the team last night:
See you soon, Chase.
UPDATE: Jim Salisbury reports that Chase Utley is in Philly. Boom.