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Josh Rutledge called up by Red Sox
Josh Rutledge was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. 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 hitting .316 at Pawtucket but will mainly be used as a utility infielder while up with Boston. He will not see enough at-bats to be fantasy relevant unless more injuries crop up for the Red Sox.
Josh Rutledge gets third start in a row
Josh Rutledge started a third straight game Saturday, filling in for Brock Holt (oblique). He went 1-for-3 in a loss to Kansas City.
Josh Rutledge is getting an opportunity to play with the Red Sox banged up. He is hitting well as he has hits in all three gstarts along with a home run. But don't expect Rutledge to stay in the lineup for much longer. And he is not fantasy relevant at this time.
Josh Rutledge called up from Triple-A
Josh Rutledge has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket, Sean McAdam of CSNNE reports.
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.
Josh Rutledge traded to Boston for Shane Victorino
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.
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.
Josh Rutledge not going to minors after trade
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.
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.
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