Utley to have sore ribcage examined



MIAMI (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is scheduled for an MRI Thursday on his sore ribcage.

Utley scratched from the lineup for Philadelphia’s 7-3 win against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night after feeling discomfort in his ribcage during batting practice. He was not in the lineup for Wednesday night’s series finale.

He hopes to avoid a trip to the disabled list.

Utley is hitting .272 with seven homers and 25 RBIs. He was sidelined with knee problems for significant stretches the past two seasons.