Utley's suspension appeal to be heard Monday

Dodgers second baseman, facing 2-game suspension, is said to have turned down offer of 1 game

Utley's suspension appeal to be heard Monday

The hearing of Chase Utley's appeal of his two-game suspension for his hard slide into Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada last week will be held on Monday.

Monday is a scheduled off-day between Games 2 and 3 of the National League Championship Series, should the Dodgers overcome a 2-1 deficit against the Mets in their NL Division Series and advance to the next round.

Game Date Matchup
Gm 1 Oct. 9 NYM 3, LAD 1
Gm 2 Oct. 10 LAD 5, NYM 2
Gm 3 Oct. 12 NYM 13, LAD 7
Gm 4 Oct. 13 LAD 3, NYM 1
Gm 5 Oct. 15 NYM 3, LAD 2

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In addition, it was reported on Tuesday by ESPN.com that the second baseman rejected an offer from Major League Baseball of a one-game suspension for the slide in Saturday's Game 2, which resulted in a broken leg for Tejada. Utley is eligible to play until a decision on his appeal is made, but he did not appear in Monday's Game 3, a 13-7 loss that gave New York its lead in the series.

Game 4 of the best-of-five series is scheduled to be played tonight at 8 ET at Citi Field (TBS).

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.