Phillies’ Utley will need thumb surgery

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will require surgery to repair his injured thumb, according to MLB Network’s Peter Gammons.

Philadelphia could be without Utley for 5-6 weeks.

Utley, the leading vote-getter at second base for this year’s N.L. All-Star team, is hitting .277 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs. He suffered the injury June 28, hasn’t played since and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

The Phillies also are awaiting an update on the condition of third baseman Placido Polanco (elbow). Polanco, the N.L.’s leading vote-getter at third base, is scheduled to visit a specialist today. He is hitting .318 with five homers and 27 RBIs and also was placed on the disabled list Wednesday.

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will require surgery to repair his injured thumb, according to MLB Network’s Peter Gammons.

Philadelphia could be without Utley for 5-6 weeks.

Utley, the leading vote-getter at second base for this year’s N.L. All-Star team, is hitting .277 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs. He suffered the injury June 28, hasn’t played since and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

The Phillies also are awaiting an update on the condition of third baseman Placido Polanco (elbow). Polanco, the N.L.’s leading vote-getter at third base, is scheduled to visit a specialist today. He is hitting .318 with five homers and 27 RBIs and also was placed on the disabled list Wednesday.

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