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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 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. Aug 12 - 9:04 AM

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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.
Jul 14 - 9:58 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.
Jun 17 - 2:41 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.
Apr 13 - 4:45 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.
Mar 11 - 9:07 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

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.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 06:10:00 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.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 11:09:00 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.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 12:37:00 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.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 02:02:00 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.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 04:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Sandy Leon
2Ryan Hanigan
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Marco Hernandez
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Yoan Moncada
4Pablo Sandoval
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Brock Holt
3Chris Young
4Blake Swihart
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Fernando Abad
6Robbie Ross
7Matt Barnes
8Clay Buchholz
9Robby Scott
10Joe Kelly
11Heath Hembree
12Noe Ramirez
13Carson Smith
14Brandon Workman