Thursday, August 23, 2007

Utley, Eaton to begin rehab assignments

Philadelphia Phillies Second baseman Chase Utley and pitcher Adam Eaton witll both start rehab assignments with Double-A Reading on Friday.

Utley, who had surgery on his broken hand July 27, is scheduled to play first base in the first of a twin-bill against Akron and then be the designated hitter in the nightcap. Utley is expected to play second base on Saturday.

Eaton, who has been out with shoulder inflammation, is earmarked for 40 pitches in the opener.

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