Report: Dodgers' Utley to announce he will retire at season's end

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley is set to announce plans to retire at the end of the 2018 season on Friday, according to ESPN.

Utley will make the announcement at a news conference in Los Angeles, per the report.

Utley, 39, has played 16 seasons in the majors. He started his career with Philadelphia, where he made six All-Star teams. The Phillies traded him to the Dodgers in August 2015 for minor league players Darnell Sweeney and John Richy.

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This season, he is batting .231 in 57 games for the Dodgers. He has one home run and 14 RBIs. On his career, he has a .276 batting average with 259 home runs and 1,025 RBIs.

He has appeared in three World Series, five National League Championship Series and eight National League Division Series. He will become the third member of the 2008 Phillies World Series team to announce his retirement this year, joining Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth.

The faithful in Philadelphia, where he played for 12-plus seasons, will have another chance to see Utley in action when the Dodgers play in Philadelphia July 23-25.

--Field Level Media

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