12:29 p.m. CSNPhilly.com reports that surgery is not off the table for Utley. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. says they'll stay the "non-operative" course, but could always reconsider. "Now, it may turn out we have to do something as far as operations are concerned, but the goal is try to get him well without doing it," Amaro said. "We don't know exactly when he's going to be playing for us. I expect him at some point, hopefully, in the early part of the season."
9:29 a.m. According to Beerleaguer's sources, the writers are waiting for a less-doctor-speak follow-up from Ruben Amaro Jr.
9:15 a.m. Phillies team physician Michael Cicotti issued a statement saying that the pain in Chase Utley's right knee has persisted despite treatment. The Phillies will continue "non-operative" treatment and consider other options. A second MRI confirmed the initial diagnosis.
8:57 a.m. Via the Inquirer’s Matt Gelb on Twitter: “The beat writers have been sequestered in a room. We are anxiously waiting for a Chase Utley update. Or we're being held hostage.” Utley has been out of action all spring with what was first diagnosed as patella tendinitus. He received a cortisone shot last Friday, but the treatment apparantly had no effect.