Utley cleared waivers on Tuesday night and can now be traded to any team before the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline, if he waives his no-trade clause.
Giants second baseman Joe Panik is on the disabled list with a back injury and has not resumed baseball activities. Kelby Tomlinson was recalled from Triple A and has split time with Ehire Adrianza in the infield.
Utley, 36, was activated from the 15-day disabled list last week after missing 37 games due to right ankle inflammation. In his return, Utley is 5-for-13 with three doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored in four games. On the season, he is batting .190 with four home runs, 28 RBIs and a .557 OPS over 69 games.
Utley, now in his 12th season with Philadelphia, is expected to earn $15 million this season and also has a $15 million club option for 2016 that includes a $2 million buyout. The option vests if Utley reaches 500 plate appearances this season. Utley has 267 plate appearances through Wednesday.
- Christopher Chavez