Utley ready for solid spring

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Chase Utley took batting practice and infield work on Friday and expects to be on the field when the Philadelphia Phillies open the Grapefruit League season next week.

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Utley, who hasn't played in a spring training game since 2010 and has missed significant time in each of the last two seasons with knee injuries, is confident he can play a full, healthy season in 2013.

``I feel pretty (darn) good right now,'' Utley said in a press conference following the optional workout at the Carpenter Complex. ``Hopefully, it will stay that way and I think it will. Hopefully, all the work has paid off.''

The Phillies will hold their first full-squad workout Saturday. On Feb. 23, they play host to the Houston Astros.

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