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Sandberg has tough task with struggling Utley

Ryne Sandberg can relate to Chase Utley better than anybody in the Phillies’ organization. He is a Hall of Fame second baseman, while Utley had a Hall of Fame-like run from 2005-13, with the best OPS (.884) and WAR (59.0) among qualified second basemen. But Utley’s future with the Phillies is uncertain, as he finished Monday’s 11-8 win over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium hitting .179 with a .532 OPS in 249 plate appearances.