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Josh Rutledge | Second Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Alabama
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 20 - 5:32 PM

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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.
Sep 18 - 9:59 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.
Aug 21 - 10:06 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.
Jul 29 - 3:51 PM

Red Sox acquired INF Josh Rutledge from the Angels in exchange for OF Shane Victorino and cash.

Rutledge entered spring training as the favorite to start at second base, but he lost out on that spot and has been at Triple-A Salt Lake all season, hitting .274/.323/.403. He's merely a depth guy at this point.
Jul 27 - 6:10 PM

Angels optioned INF Josh Rutledge to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Rutledge was expected to begin the season as the Angels starter at second base, but he was beat out for the job by Johnny Giavotella after hitting just .192/.246/.212 with a 14/4 K/BB ratio in 52 at-bats in Cactus League play. He'll bide his time in the minors until getting an opportunity with the Halos later in the season.
Apr 4 - 11:09 AM

Josh Rutledge (hamstring) was back in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

Rutledge was recently sidelined with some tightness in his hamstring, but it obviously wasn't too serious. Rutledge has a shot at winning the everyday second base job in these final few weeks of camp.
Mar 22 - 12:37 PM

Josh Rutledge is considered day-to-day with tightness in his hamstring.

The Angels don't believe that it's a major issue and expect Rutledge to return to the lineup in a few days. He entered camp as the favorite to secure the everyday second base job, but has struggled by hitting just .226/.294/.258 in his first 31 at-bats.
Mar 21 - 2:02 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Josh Rutledge is viewed as the favorite for the Angels' second base job.

It's not really a revelation, as Rutledge has looked like the obvious favorite since camp opened. He's competing with Johnny Giavotella, Taylor Featherston and Grant Green for the gig. Rutledge doesn't have nearly as much fantasy appeal in Anaheim as he did in Denver, but he could still carve out some usefulness in fantasy leagues as a middle infielder.
Mar 6 - 4:41 PM

Angels acquired infielder Josh Rutledge from the Rockies for RHP Jairo Diaz.

Moments after dealing Howie Kendrick, the Angels got themselves a new option at second base. Rutledge, 25, has hit .259/.308/.403 with 19 homers in 947 at-bats for the Rockies since debuting in 2012. He's best utilized as a utilityman, but the Angels could save some money and go with him as a starter if they'd prefer to add elsewhere.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:23:00 AM

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels are interested in Josh Rutledge.

He could fill a backup role in 2015 but could eventually start with Howie Kendrick only under contract for one more season and Erick Aybar under control through 2016. Rutledge has been inconsistent with the Rockies with a .259/.308/.403 batting line, but he hit in the minors and has flashed some pop and speed.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 08:14:00 PM

Josh Rutledge had a big night as the Rockies took the second game of Sunday's doubleheader from the Reds, going 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and a stolen base.

He's being counted on to carry a much bigger load in the Rockies offense with Troy Tulowitzki sidelined for the remainder of the season, and was hitting out of the leadoff spot in the order for Sunday's contest. He should be owned and started in all mixed leagues at this point.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 01:32:00 AM

Josh Rutledge came off the bench Thursday against the Cubs and popped out in his only at-bat.

Rutledge is still troubled by an illness, but he could be back in Friday's starting lineup.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 06:55:00 PM

Josh Rutledge (illness) will be available in an emergency on Wednesday night versus the Cubs.

Rutledge is still getting over the upper respiratory infection that kept him out of the lineup on Monday and Tuesday. He'll be on the bench again Wednesday but could enter late as a pinch-hitter or defensive replacement.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 05:46:00 PM

Josh Rutledge is out of the Rockies' starting lineup again on Tuesday against the Cubs.

Rutledge is battling an upper respiratory infection and could need a few more days off. The infielder has performed well as Troy Tulowitzki's (hip) fill-in at shortstop but obviously needs to be benched for now in fantasy leagues that allow for daily lineup changes.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 05:01:00 PM

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3B1Pablo Sandoval
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5Joe Kelly
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