As reported by millions, including Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies have confirmed that second baseman Chase Utley has received a cortisone shot in his ailing right knee. Utley and General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. have both acknowledged "concern."
Soooo, yeah. This isn't worth of a Walt Whitman Swan Dive or Despairing Cries* just yet, but we, too, are "concerned." The mere possibility of losing your best position players is pretty daunting.
Aside from MVP Wilson Valdez, Ryan Lawrence of the Daily Times raises the possibility of Delwyn Young getting playing time at second base. Or as our own PhillyFriar has suggested, what about Willy Aybar?
* "Despairing Cries," from Leaves of Grass