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Appeal delay? Utley still could be in Dodgers' Game 3 lineup vs. Mets

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets is hit by a slide by Chase Utley #26 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning in an attempt to turn a double play in game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets is hit by a slide by Chase Utley #26 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning in an attempt to turn a double play in game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers could have infielder Chase Utley available for Monday's Game 3 of the NLCS against the New York Mets after all, FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal reports.

That's because Utley's appeal of his two-game suspension for his takeout slide that broke Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's leg in Game 2 might not be heard Monday.

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CBS Sports first reported that the league wants the hearing to take place as soon as possible, but the players' union would like more time to prepare.

Utley's two-game ban was announced Sunday evening by MLB executive Joe Torre. Soon after, Utley's agent said his client would appeal, calling the punishment "outrageous and completely unacceptable."