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This afternoon, the Phillies agreed to a deal to send veteran second basemen Chase Utley to the Dodgers. Reports indicate that the Dodgers are not giving up any major young talent in the deal for Utley, only two middle level prospects. Also, the Dodgers will be receiving a third of Utley’s remaining salary of six million dollars.

Utley, 36, has played for the Phillies his entire career to this point. Although he is having a down year, adding a veteran like Utley can only help the Dodgers as they continue to work towards a division title. Utley will be reunited with former teammate Jimmy Rollins, who he spend all of his Phillies career with before this season.

Although the Dodgers have a second baseman in Howie Kendrick, he is currently on the disabled list which gives Utley an opportunity to get playing time. Utley had a no-trade clause and one of the reasons he decided to waive the clause was due to the opportunity to play. Although the trade is not yet official, it appears that the deal will be get done and Utley will have the opportunity to be apart of another pennant race.

Colby Gatz covers MLB for MFST, and you can follow him on Twitter @bostonfan_15

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