07/28/08 12:29 PM ET
Utley denies potential right hip injury
Phillies second baseman's numbers have cooled recently
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com
Utley refused to acknowledge an injury, telling reporters after Sunday's game, "I have no idea what you're talking about.
"That's a good question, because I don't know anything about that. I understand why you'd ask the question, because I'd ask the same question.""He'll work it out," manager Charlie Manuel said last week. "That's part of the game. Good hitters hit slumps. It's noticed a lot, especially when you go two or three games and don't get a hit. He'll be OK. I'll put my money on Utley."
Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.