Julio Urias

Dodgers plan to activate Chase Utley to face New York Mets on Friday

Dodgers plan to activate Chase Utley to face New York Mets on Friday

The Dodgers will delay the activation of Chase Utley from the disabled list until Friday, meaning Utley will return to action in a ballpark where he is despised: Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

Utley earned the antipathy of Mets fans during a storied career with the Phillies. The aversion grew exponentially after Utley fractured the leg of shortstop Ruben Tejada with a takeout slide during the 2015 playoffs. Utley received resounding jeers when he returned to New York in 2016; during an eventful series, he was thrown at by Mets ace Noah Syndergaard and hit two homers in the same game.

“The last performance that Chase had in New York was pretty special,” manager Dave...

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