Josh Rutledge 2B/SS COL 6 Days

Rutledge went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Royals.

After spending three consecutive games on the bench last week, Rutledge has since returned to the starting lineup for four straight games. His reentry to the lineup has been successful thus far with a 5-for-16 showing at the plate to go with two stolen bases. For now, it looks like he'll be able to ward off Charlie Culberson for regular duties at shortstop.

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS COL 13 Days

Rutledge is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Reds.

Rutledge received a clearer path to playing time the rest of the season with the news Wednesday that Troy Tulowitzki (hip) wouldn't play again in 2014, but his recent offensive struggles could end up costing him his starting job anyway. Rutledge has only five hits in 41 August at-bats, potentially loosening his hold on regular duties if backup Charlie Culberson -- who will fill in for him Thursday -- gets hot at the dish.

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS COL 14 Days

With Troy Tulowitzki (hip) out for the rest of the regular season, Rutledge figures to remain the Rockies' regular shortstop moving forward.

Rutledge has been the Rockies' primary shortstop since Tulowitzki was sidelined in late July, and he is the top option to remain in that role through the rest of this season. Rutledge posted an .839 OPS in July but has gone just 5-for-41 (.122) this month, so he could lose some starts to Charlie Culberson if he is unable to get back on track with his bat.

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS COL 17 Days

Rutledge is out of the lineup Sunday vs. the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

With Rutledge starting each of the last eight games in the field for the Rockies, it seems likely that he's just receiving a rest Sunday. Rutledge is in the midst of a 1-for-15 slump at the plate over his last four starts and could surely benefit from the day off.

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS COL 28 Days

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.

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS COL 29 Days

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.

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS COL 30 Days

Josh Rutledge was scratched from Monday's lineup due to illness.

He should be ready to go in a day or two. Rutledge has hit .375/.375/.656 with one homer and nine RBI over seven games since taking over shortstop for the injured Troy Tulowitzki (hip).

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS COL 1 Month

Josh Rutledge went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored in an 8-1 win over the Pirates on Friday.

Rutledge got the Rockies on the board with an RBI double in the third inning and later had a bases-clearing double in a seven-run seventh. The 25-year-old has hit .308 with three home runs and 16 RBI over 53 games this season and should get regular playing time over the next two weeks with Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list. He should be a useful fantasy shortstop in the meantime.

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS COL 2 Months

Josh Rutledge went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Brewers.

The ninth inning bomb was just Rutledge's second home run of the season and his ninth RBI. It tied the game up at 2-2 briefly. Rutledge's would-be heroism was for naught, though, as the Colorado bullpen collapsed in the bottom of the ninth. In 89 ABs, the 25-year old is hitting .308 and doing a nice job in limited ABs.

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS COL 3 Months

Making his first appearance in 10 days, Josh Rutledge went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Rockies' second baseman on Saturday.

Rutledge was called up after Nolan Arenado got hurt last month, but the Rockies have refused to play him at third base and haven't found much for him to do at second or shortstop. It's disappointing, since he has played well in his limited action, hitting .286 with a homer in 35 at-bats.