The Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly placed second baseman Chase Utley on revocable waivers, according to a report from Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.
Correction: #Phillies placed Chase Utley on revocable trade waivers Sunday, not Saturday, so the claiming period expires tomorrow.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 10, 2015
As this gives Utley the choice of where he would and would not like to play, Chase still has 10-and-5 rights and could veto any trade of which he does not approve, according to MLBTradeRumors.
As reported by Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the San Francisco Giants have mutual interest in trading for the veteran infielder after having spent the weekend scouting him during the Phillies series against the San Diego Padres.
Despite his recent connection with the Giants organization, the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees have also been linked to Utley, as mentioned in various media reports.
Utley, 36, is currently being represented by Arn Tellem. Thus far into the 2015 season, Utley has really struggled, having hit .189/.263/.294 with 4 home runs and 27 RBI’s having appeared in a total of 68 games played during the 2015 regular season.
Chase was recently activated from the 15-day DL after having sprained his right ankle last month and has slowly progressed in multiple rehab programs as he quickly approached his way back to the big leagues.
Chase has spent the entirety of his career with the Philadelphia Phillies but is said to be open to listening to a proposed trade scenario if approached by the club’s front office “out of respect” for the organization.