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Chase Utley battling knee tendinitis

Updated: February 27, 2011, 1:59 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Philadelphia Phillies All-Star second baseman Chase Utley has patella tendinitis in his right knee and missed his second straight game Sunday.

Utley had an MRI on Saturday.

"It's been bothering him enough and bothering me enough, frankly, to go ahead and precautionary do that," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said of the MRI. "Rather than really pushing him early, we're going to kind of take it easy on him so there are residual effects throughout the year."

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