NEW YORK — Slumping second baseman Chase Utley was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Philadelphia Phillies with inflammation in his right ankle.

The team announced the move after Utley sat out Tuesday night’s 11-6 victory over the New York Yankees. Phillies trainer Scott Sheridan said Utley’s ankle has been bothering him since January and the six-time All-Star was to receive a cortisone shot Wednesday.

Utley’s .179 batting average is last among the 164 qualifying major leaguers, and he has four homers and 25 RBI.

MARINERS: Seattle called up outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from Triple-A Tacoma, nearly two years after he last played in a major league game and optioned James Jones to Tacoma.

YANKEES: Infielder Brendan Ryan was put on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained upper back.

Ryan was on the disabled list from the start of the season until June 10 because of calf and hamstring injuries.

He was 4 for 13 with two RBI since his return.

PIRATES: Pittsburgh placed Corey Hart on the 15-day disabled list and promoted pitcher Chris Volstad to take his place on the active roster.

Hart, 33, is out because of a left shoulder impingement.

DODGERS: Yasiel Puig was scratched because of an open callous on his left hand.

GIANTS: Leadoff hitter Nori Aoki was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a small fracture in his right leg.

Aoki was injured Saturday when he was hit on the second pitch from Carlos Frias of the Dodgers in the first inning.