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Long Beach Poly Alum Chase Utley To Announce Retirement

Long Beach Poly alum and 16-year MLB player Chase Utley is set to announce his retirement in a press conference at Dodgers Stadium at 3:15 p.m. according to multiple media reports. Utley is expected to announce that his retirement will come at the end of the season (he is under contract through 2019).

Utley is a six-time All-Star who won a World Series with the Phillies in 2008 and is considered a ‘bubble’ Hall of Famer.

We will tweet live updates from the press conference at 3:15 p.m. on our Twitter account, @562sports and have a full story after.

Brian Kenny on Twitter

If you’re wondering: Yes, Chase Utley is a Hall of Famer.

J.P. Hoornstra on Twitter

Chase Utley will hold a press conference today, the Dodgers announce. He never does that.

Jeff Passan on Twitter

Chase Utley will be announcing his retirement at the end of the season, as @Joelsherman1 said. Despite the press conference, it’s actually very on-brand for Utley: wants to talk about it once, then not have to address it again going forward.

Alanna Rizzo on Twitter

If this IS a retirement press conference for Chase Utley, it’s been one Hell of a career.


Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.