CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said nothing has changed regarding Chase Utley's patella tendinitis in his right knee, which the Phillies announced Sunday.

"He's still doing treatment," Amaro said. "He's hitting. Nothing new."

Amaro and Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said there is no timetable for Utley to play in a Grapefruit League game.

Manuel's agent, Amaro meet about extension

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Ruben Amaro Jr. and Charlie Manuel's agent met Tuesday at Bright House Field to talk about Manuel's contract extension.

Manuel is seeking a two-year extension, but money has been the sticking point. Manuel is seeking to be paid amongst the high-paid managers in baseball, which would push his salary to more than $4 million annually.

"It was productive," Pat Rooney told "We're getting closer."

Rooney said he was hopeful a deal could be reached before Opening Day.

Amaro declined to say he was more optimistic than he had been in the past, but said, "Hopefully we can get something done. I think Charlie wants to be in Philly. We want to keep him in Philly. We'll see. Nothing has changed for me. I was hopeful and optimistic then. There's nothing really to report."

So are they close?

"I'm not going to get into the discussions," Amaro said.

"Ruben and Pat are working toward a resolution," Manuel said through a team spokesman.

Worth noting

Phillies right-hander Danys Baez allowed one hit in one scoreless inning Tuesday in a 6-2 loss to the Tigers at Bright House Field. Baez allowed five runs in two-thirds of an inning in a "B" game Saturday. "He angled some balls better," Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said. "That's what he needs to do. He needs to throw the ball downhill." ... Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He is 0-for-12 with eight strikeouts. "He's getting close," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "It's just a matter of slowing down. He gets a couple hits, he'll be OK. He's going to play most every day."