When the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Chase Utley from the Philadelphia Phillies in 2015, it was with the intention of adding further depth and postseason experience to the organization. While Utley provided those qualities, he additionally lived up to his reputation as being one of the most respected leaders and clubhouse figures in all of baseball. He took on a mentorship role and was revered by all of his teammates, particularly shortstop Corey Seager and second baseman Kiké Hernandez. Though his production had dropped in recent seasons, Utley evidently brought value to the Dodgers in other ways. His beloved status in the clubhouse led to Los Angeles re-signing him for the 2016-18 MLB seasons.
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