Dodgers News: Corey Seager Said Potential Loss of Chase Utley “Hurts”

Corey Seager spoke with Ken Gurnick of 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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Written by Gabe Burns

Gabe Burns is an award-winning journalist. He serves as a reporter and editor at the DodgersNation news desk. He additionally works as editor-in-chief of The Spectator, Valdosta State University's student paper. Gabe's work has been featured on a number of platforms, including Draft Breakdown and Pro Football Spot. His byline has been cited in media such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Aside from covering Dodgers baseball, Gabe enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic and Tampa Bay Lightning. He can be followed on Twitter at @GabeBurns_DN.


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