Utley to have knee examined Saturday in DC

Utley to have knee examined Saturday in DC

WASHINGTON -- Chase Utley is expected to rejoin the team Saturday, but he hopes the stay is only temporary.

After Utley gets his left knee examined by the team's medical staff, he could head to Cleawater, Fla., to continue his rehab. The Phillies have not put a timetable on Utley's return to the lineup, but it would not be a surprise to see him back before the middle of June.

Utley has been rehabbing his knee in Phoenix since the beginning of the season.