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Phillies’ Utley Gets Cortizone Shot In Right Knee

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) – Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is missing another spring training game after getting a cortisone shot in his right knee.

The 32-year-old Utley got the shot Friday. He has not appeared in any of the Phillies eight exhibition games this spring, and was out of the lineup for Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Utley was held out of the first three games of the spring for “general soreness.” The Phillies medical staff performed an MRI on the knee last weekend, revealing patellar tendinitis.

Utley was limited to a career-low 115 games in the 2010 season after needing surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right thumb in July.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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