Utley takes cortisone shot in sore knee
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP)
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.