The Giants' disabled list is becoming more populated by the day, and with that, the organization must explore personnel options to keep their postseason hopes alive.
The latest revolves around a deal with the Phillies for second baseman Chase Utley.
The Giants and Phillies have been in ongoing talks since he cleared waivers. And the dialogue is advanced enough where prospects names have been discussed in a potential trade, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.
Utley, 36, is a 13-year MLB veteran that's spent his entire career in Philadelphia.
The six-time All-Star, however, has been injured and was in a slump for most of 2015, hitting just a career-worst .196 in 70 games this season.
Utley just returned from the disabled list, though, and is hitting .412 in five games played in August.
Manager Bruce Bochy admitted that All-Star second baseman Joe Panik won't be ready to return to the lineup when eligible next Monday, and the club expects him to miss about two more weeks.
General manager Bobby Evans said Tuesday that the Giants are "staying open-minded and considering all options" when it comes to adding an infielder, but he pointed out that there are problems with chasing Utley.
"The challenge is this is an everyday player there, and there could be some difficulty because we don't have an everyday role," Evans said.