Corey Seager spoke with Ken Gurnick of MLB.com on a couple of topics, among them his ex-teammate and current free agent Chase Utley.
Utley was a well-known mentor to the 2016 Rookie of The Year. And Seager expressed appreciation.
“That hurts,” Seager said. “Chase helped me a lot, he really did, and I can’t thank him enough. But that’s the name of the game. Hopefully there’s still a chance he comes back. I won’t ever lose contact, I’ll still ask for advice.”
The Dodgers, Dave Roberts specifically, haven’t ruled out retaining Utley. His market has yet to gain any traction, which is a plus for Los Angeles if it intends to swoop in and retain him.
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Ken Rosenthal speculated Tampa Bay and Atlanta as possible Utley landing spots, but that’d require the 38-year-old World Champ to finish his career on a rebuilding team. It’d also mean one of those rebuilding franchises saw value in a sharply declining Utley in its clubhouse.
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