Utley will surely be feted when the Dodgers visit the Phillies from July 23-25. His former teammates from the 2008 championship team, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth, recently announced their retirements.
He said the upcoming trip to Philadelphia played into the timing of his announcement.
”I’ve had so much support over the years,” he said, singling out Phillies fans as ”amazing.”
Angels All-Star Mike Trout grew up in New Jersey and cheered Utley and the 2008 Phillies.
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