Josh Rutledge 2B/3B BOS 6 days 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.

Competitive 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 1 week 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.

Competitive 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.

Josh Rutledge 2B/3B BOS 2 weeks ago

Rutledge is out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In very limited at-bats, Rutledge has been very good, going 7-for-18 with three walks, three runs scored and three RBI. With David Ortiz coming back into the lineup, Rutledge is the odd-man out with Travis Shaw moving over to third base while Ortiz slides back in as the designated hitter.

Josh Rutledge 2B/3B BOS 3 weeks ago

Rutledge is a late addition to the Red Sox lineup Wednesday's against the White Sox due to Hanley Ramirez being scratched due to an illness, Sean McAdam of CSN New England reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Ramirez out, Rutledge will fill in at third base while Travis Shaw moves over to first. Rutledge will bat seventh in the order as the Red Sox face off against Carlos Rodon. Rutledge is 2-for-4 with two doubles against south paws this season.

Josh Rutledge 2B/3B BOS 1 month ago

Rutledge is making a spot start at third base and is in the starting lineup Monday against Atlanta, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He'll hit sixth for Boston against Atlanta right-hander Julio Teheran. Rutledge is 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI in limited action with the Red Sox over a total of three games this season.

Josh Rutledge 2B/3B BOS 1 month ago

Rutledge had a pinch-hit double and drove in a run in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Astros. He pinch-hit for left fielder Chris Young, then stayed in the game at shortstop while Brock Holt moved to left.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Xander Bogaerts' wrist injury could lead to some at-bats for Rutledge in the short term, but the Bogaerts injury is not considered serious at this time. He could become the top choice as a right-handed pitch-hitter, instead of Young, who has struggled mightily early in 2016. Rutledge, who can play multiple infield positions, has been hanging around on the major league roster since the Red Sox placed Pablo Sandoval on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury.

Josh Rutledge 2B/3B BOS 1 month ago

Rutledge was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Red Sox needed some infield depth after placing Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list, so Rutledge received the call to the majors. Rutledge is batting .316 through five games with the Paw Sox, so he'll try to continue that success into his reserve infield role with Boston.

Josh Rutledge 2B/3B BOS 2 months ago

Rutledge was reassigned to minor league camp Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rutledge had been battling some hip soreness in spring training, which limited his ability to try to crack the roster as a utility player. The 26-year-old figures to open the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, the same level at which he spent part of last season as a member of the Angels organization.

Josh Rutledge 2B/3B BOS 2 months ago

Rutledge is dealing with left-hip soreness, the Boston Globe reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rutledge, who hasn't appeared in a game since March 3, is expected to get back into a game early next week. He's trying to make the roster as a utility player, but with Brock Holt and Travis Shaw on hand, an assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket is more likely.

Josh Rutledge 2B/3B BOS 6 months ago

Rutledge cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rutledge spent most of the season at the Triple-A level, slashing .274/.323/.403 and had some success at the major league level to the tune of a .284 average in 74 at bats. It looks unlikely though that he'll enter camp with much of a chance to make the major league roster out of spring training.