Josh Rutledge has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket, Sean McAdam of CSNNE reports. (Source: Sean McAdam on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Josh Rutledge was acquired on Monday from the Angels in the Shane Victorino deal. Rutledge figures to serve as a backup infielder, capable of playing second, third and shortstop. He can get hot at the plate as he has shown with the Rockies but for now has no fantasy value.
Tue, Jul 28th 12:07pm EDT
By Jamison Malasko
The Angels have announced that they have received veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and cash considerations in a trade with the Red Sox for utility infielder Josh Rutledge. The 34-year-old Victorino has suffered through an injury-plagued season and has been unproductive over the last two years. Rutledge has yet to play for the Angels this year after playing for Colorado the past three seasons. (Source: The Angels on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: For the Angels this adds veteran depth to their outfield while giving up a infielder that was not even playing for the team. Victorino when healthy can contribute as a very productive bench player and could be utilized heavily once playoffs come around.
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said following Josh Rutledge's acquisition Monday that he expects the infielder to join the big-league team, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports. (Source: Scott Lauber on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: With Dustin Pedroia on the DL and Brock Holt day to day with a knee injury, the Red Sox need depth in the infield which Josh Rutledge can provide. Rutledge has struggled at the major league level and probably will not get enough playing time to be a fantasy consideration.
After the Angels traded away Howie Kendrick, theyquickly replaced him with utilityman Josh Rutledge. (Source: Rotoworld)
Fantasy Impact: Rutledge is 25 year old right-handed hitter who hit .259/.308/.403 with 19 homers in 947 at-bats for the Rockies since debuting in 2012. Serving as a utility man over the past few seasons in Colorado, he could prove to be a sleeper 2B pick in 2015 with 20/20 potential. There is a chance he is platooned with Grant Green but Rutledge should have the chance to take over the permanent job with a strong start to the season.