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Josh Rutledge | Third Baseman | #32

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (0) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Josh Rutledge is dealing with some discomfort caused by scar tissue in his surgically-repaired left knee.
Rutledge is expected to be back in action by Thursday, although he might still be limited. It's unclear when he could be game-ready. Rutledge is competing for a bench job this spring. Feb 28 - 5:16 PM

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Red Sox selected INF Josh Rutledge from the Rockies with the No. 14 pick in the Rule 5 Draft.

Rutledge spent the entire 2016 season with the Red Sox before inking a minor league contract with the Rockies in late November. Now he'll head back to Boston. The 27-year-old utility infielder has batted just .262/.312/.397 in 333 career games at the MLB level.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Rockies signed INF Josh Rutledge to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

It's a homecoming for Rutledge, who was originally drafted by the Rockies in 2010 and spent the first three seasons of his career with the club. The 27-year-old appeared in 28 games with the Red Sox this past season while batting .265/.345/.388 in 56 plate appearances. He could be in the mix for a utility infielder job in spring training.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 03:17:00 PM

Josh Rutledge has elected free agency.

Rutledge had been outrighted off the Red Sox' 40-man roster and has decided to seek a job elsewhere. He is a career .262/.312/.397 hitter across parts of five big league seasons.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 11:54:00 AM

Red Sox activated INF Josh Rutledge from the 60-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Rutledge landed on the disabled list in mid-June with patellar tendinitis in his left knee and eventually required surgery. He is now off Boston's 40-man roster and it's unclear what his future might hold.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 03:40:00 PM

Josh Rutledge will undergo surgery on his left knee to repair patellar tendinitis.

Rutledge has been bothered by the knee issue for nearly two months and rest and rehab wasn't working. His rehab is expected to last 3-4 months, so he should be ready for spring training, barring any complications.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 09:04:00 AM

Red Sox transferred INF Josh Rutledge to the 60-day disabled list.

The move was needed to clear a roster spot for Drew Pomeranz. Rutledge has been out a month with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. He was made expendable when the team acquired Aaron Hill earlier this month.
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 09:58:00 PM

Red Sox placed INF Josh Rutledge on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 15, with left knee patellar tendinitis.

It's unclear at this point how Rutledge was injured or how long he'll be out. He's being replaced on the roster by Roenis Elias.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 02:41:00 PM

Red Sox recalled 2B Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Pawtucket.

With Pablo Sandoval hitting the disabled list with a left shoulder strain, Rutledge earned himself a call-up. The 26-year-old infielder holds a career triple-slash of .261/.310/.398 in 1,032 plate appearances at the big league level. While he has played respectably enough when given the opportunity, there is little fantasy upside here.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 04:45:00 PM

Josh Rutledge is nursing some hip soreness.

He'll be held out of Grapefruit League action until early next week. Rutledge is in camp as a non-roster invitee after being removed from the Red Sox' 40-man roster.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 09:07:00 AM

Red Sox sent 2B Josh Rutledge outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Rutledge was designated for assignment earlier this month and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 26-year-old middle infielder is a .261/.310/.398 career hitter in 1,032 major league plate appearances -- the large majority of them having taken place at power-friendly Coors Field.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 01:34:00 PM

Red Sox designated 2B Josh Rutledge for assignment.

Rutledge saw 74 at-bats with the Red Sox in 2015. The 26-year-old infielder worked his way to a .284/.333/.338 triple-slash with a homer and 10 RBI during his stay with the big club. He initially came over to Boston as part of the club's trade of Shane Victorino to the Angels.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Josh Rutledge went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Rutledge hit an infield single to drive home a run in the fifth inning against Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman. It would be the only run the 69-77 Red Sox scored in the game. In limited action this season, he's 17-for-54 (.315) with one homer and seven RBI. Nice enough average, but there's no fantasy intrigue here beyond deeper AL-only formats.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 09:59:00 PM

Josh Rutledge went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Royals on Friday.

It was his first home run in the majors this season. Rutledge should continue to see part-time at-bats at second base while Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) is sidelined, but there's not much fantasy appeal here outside of deeper AL-only formats.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 10:06:00 PM

Red Sox recalled INF Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Acquired earlier this week for Shane Victorino, Rutledge will provide infield depth with Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) and Brock Holt (knee) banged up. He's hit .274/.323/.403 at Triple-A this season.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 03:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Sandy Leon
2Blake Swihart
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
3Marco Hernandez
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Brock Holt
3Matt Dominguez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
3Steve Selsky
4Carlos Quentin
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Roenis Elias
8Henry Owens
9Kyle Kendrick
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Joe Kelly
4Robbie Ross
5Fernando Abad
6Matt Barnes
7Carson Smith
8Heath Hembree
9Robby Scott
10Noe Ramirez