Phillies' Utley cleared to start hitting

Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley hits a run-scoring double during the second inning of a baseball game against Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, May 15, 2010, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

August 11, 2010 1:55:59 PM PDT
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has been cleared to start hitting, six weeks after surgery on his right thumb.