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Chase Utley sits out vs. Brewers

Updated: September 8, 2011, 7:40 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- The Phillies kept second baseman Chase Utley on the bench before playing the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.

Shortstop Jimmy Rollins was activated from the 15-day but was not expected to start. First baseman Ryan Howard was also out. Manager Charlie Manuel decided to rest him and his ailing left heel.

Utley was hit on the back of the helmet Wednesday by a pitch from Atlanta reliever Eric O'Flaherty and MLB's new concussion protocol dictates two days of rest.

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