CLEARWATER, Fla. - Chase Utley will miss his second consecutive preseason game Saturday. The second baseman is going through general body soreness, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.
That, Manuel inferred, is from Utley's usual routine of intense strain in his early workouts. Most of the pain is in Utley's knees, and Manuel said the 32-year-old infielder is not injured.
"He's just been working out real hard," Manuel said Thursday. "He's been over there running bases hard, taking ground balls, weight training. He has sore legs, sore knees. . . . That's all kind of common."
In 2010, Utley spent 49 days on the disabled list because of a torn ligament in his right thumb. When approached by reporters Friday, he declined to comment and left the clubhouse.