Multiple media outlets are reporting Major League Baseball will not conduct an appeals hearing today, thereby enabling Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley to play in tonight’s NLDS Game 3 against the Mets.
Utley was suspended for Games 3 and 4 following his take-out slide that left Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada with a broken right leg,
In a statement, Utley said: “The players’ association and my agent are handling the appeals process. I have nothing more to say other than to reiterate that I feel terrible about Ruben’s injury. Now my teammates and I are focused on Game 3 and doing everything we can to win this series.”