Josh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
2 weeks ago

Rutledge signed a minor league contract with the Rockies on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training.

EDGE Analysis

He returns to the team that drafted him in the third round of the 2010 draft after washing out of the Angels' and Red Sox's systems in recent years. Look for him to offer organizational infield depth for a team that has entrenched everyday options at second base, shortstop and third base heading into 2017.

Josh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
1 month ago

Rutledge declined his outright assignment to Triple-A and will become a free agent Friday, Scott Lauber of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Due to a host of other options around the infield, the Red Sox decided to outright Rutledge on Thursday, although he decided he'll find more opportunities elsewhere. The 27-year-old very well could land a major league job given his defensive versatility and his serviceable .265/.345/.388 slash line he posted in 28 games with Boston last season, although his role would more likely than not be that of a reserve utility infielder.

Josh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
1 month ago

Rutledge (knee) was activated from the disabled list and outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket.

EDGE Analysis

When healthy, Rutledge was used around the infield for the Red Sox. Although he held his own over 28 games, Rutledge's line of .265/.345/.388 wasn't deemed worthy of a spot on the club's 40-man roster.

Josh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
4 months ago

Rutledge will have surgery on his left knee Monday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

The surgery likely ends Rutledge's season. Boston has no shortage of utility guys to draw upon if they need the skills that someone like Rutledge can provide.

Josh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
5 months ago

Rutledge (knee) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the trade for San Diego's Drew Pomeranz now official, the Red Sox needed to clear a spot on their 40-man and 25-man rosters. Rutledge, who has been on the DL since mid-June with knee tendinitis, was the casualty as he'll be out until the latter portion of the season with Thursday's roster move. The Red Sox will stick with Ryan Hanigan and Sandy Leon behind the plate moving forward.

Josh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
5 months ago

Rutledge (knee) had his second consecutive day of on-field work Wednesday, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rutledge, who's been on the disabled list since June 15 due to tendinitis in his left knee, said he was sore after his first workout Tuesday, but came through Wednesday's work better.

Josh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
6 months ago

Rutledge (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, Jason Mastrodonato of The Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Scheduled starter Roenis Elias has been recalled to start Friday and he'll take Rutledge's spot on the active roster as Rutledge recovers from a bout with left knee patellar tendinitis. Rutledge had an uneven role with the Red Sox prior to being placed on the DL on Friday, primarily entering games off the bench as a defensive replacement. The Red Sox will have less defensive versatility at their disposal while Rutledge is on the shelf.

Josh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
6 months ago

Rutledge was inserted into Sunday's starting lineup at third base when David Ortiz (toe) was made a late scratch. He went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

The Ortiz scratching set off a domino effect that moved Hanley Ramirez from first base to designated hitter, Travis Shaw from third base to first, and Rutledge from the bench to the hot corner. Ortiz is listed as day-to-day after taking a pitched ball off his toe Saturday. If he continues to miss games this week, Rutledge will be in line for added at-bats. The 27-year-old utility player has hit well in limited duty this season (career-high .830 OPS in 50 plate appearances) and usually plays two-to-three times per week as a fill-in when a starter is getting day off.

Josh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
7 months ago

Rutledge went 2-for-7 with a walk, a double, a stolen base and two runs scored while starting both ends of a doubleheader against the Royals on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Manager John Farrell has been intent on getting his older starters rest whenever he can, so he used the doubleheader to give Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia some rest. Rutledge started at third base in the opener, moving Travis Shaw to first base, and then started at second base in the nightcap. Rutledge offers the kind of position versatility that makes him useful for a major-league roster and as long as he's hitting, he'll remain up with the big club and get two-to-three starts per week. The 27-year-old utility player is 13-for-34 (.382) with six doubles and nine runs scored in 18 games.

Josh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
7 months ago

Rutledge got the start at third base Sunday and went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored in a 10-9 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

It's his third start in the last six games and while Rutledge's .407/.467/.593 slash line in 27 at-bats won't last, in deep AL-only formats you may want to grab him off the waiver wire while he's hot and receiving semi-regular playing time.