Ultey to miss Phils' opener for 2nd straight year

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Chase Utley will miss the entire exhibition schedule for the second straight year and will not be in the Philadelphia Phillies' opening-day lineup due to his injured knees.

The five-time All-Star, limited to 103 games last year when he didn't play his first game until May 23, said Sunday he will not have season-ending surgery and does not have plans to retire. He says he feels better than he did at this point last year.

Says Utley: "I'm not going to be ready for opening day. I don't really have a timeline on when I will be available. I will take this process fairly slow because I think it's important to get everything around my knees working correctly. And I think it's going to take a little bit of time.