As spring training dawned on Tuesday, the worst-kept secret at Camelback Ranch was the occupant of the locker by the door of the Dodgers clubhouse.
A set of sliding shorts dangled from a hanger. A collection of well-worn gloves lined one shelf. Along another rested a set of cleats, monogrammed with the number 26. To complete the picture, a stack of boxes nearby were addressed to one man: CHASE UTLEY.
“They’re not hiding it well,” Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw said.
Utley, the 39-year-old second baseman, was not present for the workout among the assembled Dodgers on Tuesday. But he is not expected to remain absent for long. The team is...