Chase Utley's appeal hearing scheduled for Monday

Hard-nosed or dirty play from Utley?

Alex Cora, Tim Kurkjian and Hal McRae debate whether Chase Utley's slide into second base in Game 2 was dirty and if the two-game suspension levied by MLB was justified.

The appeal of Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley's two-game suspension will be heard by Major League Baseball after the NLDS next Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

MLB originally suspended Utley for Games 3 and 4 of the National League Division Series for what the league deemed an illegal slide Saturday into Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada, who broke his leg in the collision and will miss the rest of the postseason.

Utley, who did not play in the Dodgers' 13-7 loss in Game 3 on Monday night, is eligible to play until the matter is settled.

Game 4 is Tuesday night in New York.

MLB had offered a one-game suspension to Utley, but he would not accept the punishment, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney on Monday.