OUTJosh Rutledge
2B/3B FA
3 weeks ago

Rutledge (hip) was taken off the 60-day disabled list, and elected free agency instead of accepting an outright assignment by the Red Sox on Thursday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rutledge underwent season-ending hip surgery in late August after dealing with concussion for the better part of June and July. The third baseman will look to sign on with a new club this winter following a 2017 season in which he played 37 major-league games, slashing .224/.297/.262 with nine RBI. Looking ahead, he should be fully healed by spring training, barring any setbacks.

OUTJosh Rutledge
2B/3B FA
3 months ago

Rutledge underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his left hip Wednesday and is expected to be ready for the 2018 season, Sean McAdam of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since Rutledge did not spend 90 days on the active roster, the Rule 5 rules will still be attached to him until he gets to the 90-day mark on the active roster between 2017 and 2018. This means that if the Red Sox want to keep him in the system, he needs to be on the active roster for roughly 30 days in 2018 and cannot be optioned until after the 2018 season. Rutledge hit .224/.297/.262 in 107 big-league at-bats this season.

OUTJosh Rutledge
2B/3B FA
4 months ago

Rutledge (hip) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox needed to open a spot on the 40-man roster for recent acquisition Addison Reed, and given that the infielder will be on the shelf a bit longer due to a newfound hip injury, he'll give up his roster spot for the reliever. Rutledge has already missed over a month of action, so this designation will allow him to return to the active roster by the end of August if he's ready.

OUTJosh Rutledge
2B/3B FA
4 months ago

Rutledge was reinstated from the 7-day concussion DL on Friday because of a hip injury, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rutledge had been out on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket, but will be reevaluated following this setback. It's been a rough month for the infielder, as he was initially placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a left hip soreness in late June, but was then switched over to the concussion list just a day later. More news on the situation should be revealed in the near future, although there doesn't appear to be a clear-cut role for Rutledge on the big-league club at the present time.

OUTJosh Rutledge
2B/3B FA
4 months ago

Rutledge (concussion) was activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Royals, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rutledge spent over a month on the disabled list while dealing with a head injury, but he's slowly worked back to full health after appearing in five rehab games with Triple-A Pawtucket. The 28-year-old looks a tad rusty, going just 1-for-16 at the plate during his time with Pawtucket, but should provide infield depth for the Red Sox upon his arrival.

OUTJosh Rutledge
2B/3B FA
4 months ago

Rutledge (concussion) is still rehabbing with Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Most people close to the situation expected the infielder to return from the disabled list Monday, but the Red Sox instead opted to bring top prospect Rafael Devers up from the minors to try to get any production out of the third base spot. Rutledge is now just 1-for-16 in five rehab games with the PawSox, which isn't a stat line that would compel the Red Sox to bring him back too soon.

OUTJosh Rutledge
2B/3B FA
4 months ago

Rutledge (concussion) will come off the DL prior to Monday's game in Seattle, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has been on the concussion DL since June 21, so this was a pretty serious head injury. However, Rutledge said earlier this week that his concussion symptoms are gone, so it is not surprising to hear he will soon be activated. The Red Sox will option a reliever as a corresponding move, so Rutledge will be left to compete with Deven Marrero and Brock Holt for at-bats at third base.

OUTJosh Rutledge
2B/3B FA
4 months ago

Rutledge (concussion) played five innings at second base Friday while on his rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rutledge began his rehab assignment Thursday and said he hasn't experienced any symptoms. "I would say it's pretty much gone," he said of the concussion. "They're definitely nothing to fool around with, so I'm just happy I've been feeling better and thankful to be back out there." He'll play another seven innings Saturday before going a full nine Sunday. Once he's ready, Rutledge could join the Red Sox as part of a platoon at third base.

OUTJosh Rutledge
2B/3B FA
4 months ago

Rutledge (concussion) begins his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rutledge will DH during his first game back from a concussion that has caused him to miss nearly a month's worth of action. The infielder could spend the rest of the weekend rehabbing and shaking off the rust depending on how Boston decides to handle his return. Since he's been out, Tzu-Wei Lin and Deven Marrero have been filling in just fine at third base, and it's unclear how manager John Farrell will shuffle the lineup moving forward.

OUTJosh Rutledge
2B/3B FA
4 months ago

Rutledge (concussion) is gearing up for a rehab assignment, and could be ready to play in games by next week, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rutledge has been out since June 24 with a concussion as well as left hip soreness. If the third baseman is able to embark on a rehab assignment early on in the week, there's a chance that he could return by next weekend for Boston's series against the Angels. In the meantime, Tzu-Wei Lin and Deven Marrero have combined to man the hot corner.