"Not sure how it will unfold," Evans told MLB.com in a text message. Other teams believed to be pursuing Utley include the Angels, Cubs, Dodgers and Yankees. The San Francisco Chronicle was first to report Thursday that the Giants submitted the Phillies an actual offer for Utley.
Panik has outplayed Utley, posting a slash line (batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage) of .309/.374/.443 with seven home runs and 35 RBIs. By comparison, Utley's slash line is .196/.266/.298.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.