Utley (oblique) went 0-for-4 and played eight innings at second base in his first rehab game with Double-A Reading on Wednesday. "It felt good to play," Utley told the Philadelphia Daily News. "I played with no reservations, which is a good feeling to have. I could have played nine innings, but I thought it was smart to come out."
Allmendinger is returning to the NASCAR Nationwide Series this weekend after a five-year hiatus. He will climb in the driver's seat of the No. 22 Ford for the Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America, Penske Racing PR reports.
Mikel said that he has decided to join former teammate Didier Drogba at Galatasaray and that all that is remaining is for Chelsea and the Turkish side to agree to a transfer fee, reports the Daily Mail.