7DJosh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
4 days ago

Rutledge was placed on the 7-day concussion DL on Saturday, MassLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Left hip soreness was cited as the reason for Rutledge's scratch Friday, and apparently he's also dealing with concussion symptoms. It's uncertain if he will need more than seven days. Tzu-Wei Lin was brought up Saturday to bolster the team's infield depth.

7DJosh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
4 days ago

Rutledge was moved to the 10-day disabled list on Saturday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rutledge was scratched from Friday's lineup due to the hip injury, and it appears it's serious enough to warrant a trip to the disabled list. The Red Sox recalled Tzu-Wei Lin on Saturday to replace him on the 25-man roster.

7DJosh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
5 days ago

Rutledge (hip) was a late scratch to the Red Sox lineup Friday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

In his place, Dustin Pedroia was inserted into the lineup after returning from a sore back injury. Rutledge should be considered day-to-day for now, but Boston may choose to give the infielder a couple of days to get back to 100 percent. If that indeed is the case, look for Deven Marrero to take over at third again Saturday.

7DJosh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
2 weeks ago

Rutledge is not in the lineup Thursday against the Phillies, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rutledge will cede the second straight start to Pablo Sandoval at third base. Rutledge is a superior defender at third base, although the Red Sox may be willing to give Sandoval an extended look at the hot corner just to see if they have anything left to squeeze out of their big-dollar investment.

7DJosh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
2 weeks ago

Rutledge is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following a string of four consecutive starts, Rutledge will give way to the struggling Pablo Sandoval at third base. Until Sandoval, who is batting .211 on the season, demonstrates a dramatic turnaround offensively, it looks like Rutledge could serve as the primary starter at the hot corner. Rutledge doesn't have as high of a ceiling as a hitter as Sandoval, but he's a more capable defender at the position.

7DJosh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
3 weeks ago

Rutledge started at second base and went 2-for-3 in Wednesday's 8-0 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Rutledge had been held out of the starting lineup Sunday and Tuesday after dealing with an illness over the weekend. He and Deven Marrero have been filling in at second base while Dustin Pedroia (wrist) is on the disabled list. Pedroia is expected to be activated Friday, so Thursday's series finale against the Yankees presents one last opportunity for Rutledge or Marrero.

7DJosh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
3 weeks ago

Rutledge is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

After coming off the bench in Sunday's game against the Orioles and having Monday off to recover with the Red Sox off the schedule, Rutledge was expected to rejoin the lineup Tuesday at second base, but it appears he may not longer rank as manager John Farrell's preferred option at the position while Dustin Pedroia (wrist) remains on the disabled list. Though he lacks much offensive upside, Deven Marrero offers a capable glove at the position, which may be good enough to keep him ahead of Rutledge on the depth chart while the latter struggles to provide much punch at the plate. Rutledge is batting .246 over 65 at-bats this season, with only one of his 16 hits going for extra bases.

7DJosh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
3 weeks ago

Rutledge (illness) entered Sunday's 7-3 win over the Orioles in the eighth inning as a defensive replacement.

EDGE Analysis

Rutledge had been scratched from Saturday's game due to dehydration, and manager John Farrell didn't want to push him with full-time duty Sunday. As such, Rutledge was available for limited duty and entered the game as a defensive replacement for Pablo Sandoval, whose defense was particularly calamitous Sunday. Rutledge's appearance suggests he'll be ready to go Tuesday in New York against the Yankees.

7DJosh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
4 weeks ago

Rutledge (illness) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rutledge ended up being scratched from the lineup Saturday after experiencing dehydration, and though it doesn't sound like a major concern for the infielder, he'll get a second straight game off to recover. Deven Marrero checks in at second base in place of Rutledge.

7DJosh Rutledge
2B/3B BOS
4 weeks ago

Rutledge was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to dehydration, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fortunately, there's no injury in play with Rutledge, but it's uncertain if he will be able to return for Sunday's series finale. Deven Marrero is slated to start at second base Saturday, but Rutledge is expected to serve as the top replacement option for Dustin Pedroia (wrist) at the keystone once he's back to full strength.