Utley plays Second, Howard Homers

By on June 15, 2012

While the Florida State League is on break, Chase Utley gets his first action in the field at 2B in the Gulf Coast League (Eddie Michels photo)

CLEARWATER, Fla.–Phillies second baseman Chase Utley went 1-4 with a walk and played an inning at second for the Gulf Coast League Phillies against Williamsport of the New York Penn League.  Utley appeared to have no trouble running the bases or fielding at second.

Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (left achilles) went 3-4 with two homers and a double playing for Class-A Williamsport against the Phillies GCL squad Friday morning June 15, 2012.  Howard who did jog part way to first each time, batted second behind  Laynce Nix (calf) who went 1-2 with a homer and two walks.

The Gulf Coast League is the Florida League for rookies and is free to the public and imagine you might just see some non-rookies rehabbing!

Ryan Howard getting his swing back as he goes yard (Eddie Michels photo)

Laynce Nix (Eddie Michels photo)

Laynce Nix (left) and Phillies All-star Ryan Howard at the Phillies Carpenter Complex in Clearwater June 15, 2012 (Eddie Michels photo)

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