Sun, 01 Sep 2013 13:28:47 -0700
The Colorado Rockies have activated SP Tyler Chatwood (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list. They have also recalled INF Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:20:04 -0700
Colorado Rockies SS Josh Rutledge was scratched from the lineup at Triple-A Colorado Springs Sunday, Aug. 4, and he might be headed up to the big club. The team might start to give some of its younger players more playing time with the team effectively out of the postseason chase.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:16:12 -0700
The Colorado Rockies optioned 2B Josh Rutledge to the minors Monday, July 22, to make room on the roster for SP Drew Pomeranz.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:25:55 -0700
The Colorado Rockies placed SS Troy Tulowitzki (rib) on the disabled list with a rib fracture on his right side. They recalled 2B Josh Rutledge from Class AAA Colorado Springs.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Rutledge to factor into the middle-infield mix, in some form, with Tulo dinged. Rutledge is a much better mixed option than DJ LeMahieu and Jonathan Herrera. On Friday, Rutledge is playing the keystone, and Herrera is playing shortstop. Platoon matchups might determine much of these arrangements.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:03:16 -0700
Colorado Rockies 2B Josh Rutledge is on his way to Denver, according to a major league source. He's expected to play some shortstop with Troy Tulowitzki (rib) landing on the disabled list, and he'll probably hit second.
Fantasy Tip: If someone in your deep mixed league ditched Rutledge, snatch him up immediately. There's plenty of reason to take the chance that he'll recover some of his 2012 magic, and he should have at least a month's worth of time, even if he has to split reps with DJ LeMahieu and Jonathan Herrera.
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:21:32 -0700
The Colorado Rockies likely will call up 2B Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Colorado Springs because of SS Troy Tulowitzki's (rib) injury. Rutledge could play second base or shortstop.
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:01:48 -0700
Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado was moved to the second spot in the starting lineup Friday, May 24, against the San Francisco Giants. He was moved up by manager Walt Weiss following the demotion of 2B Josh Rutledge to Triple-A Colorado Springs earlier this week.
Fri, 24 May 2013 13:06:42 -0700
Colorado Rockies INF DJ LeMahieu, 24, is now the team's starting second baseman after 2B Josh Rutledge was optioned to the minors. "I am excited to be part of this team. We are winning, and it's a lot more fun," LeMahieu said. "At the same time, I'm not taking anything for granted. I see how quickly things can change." Rutledge hit .286 in May and was on pace for 18 home runs and 18 stolen bases, but his defensive shortcomings hurt him the most. LeMahieu made the decision easier by going 7-for-17 recently and 4-for-8 earlier this week in back-to-back starts at the keystone. LeMahieu is hitting .305 in 88 career games for the Rockies, and he's committed only two errors in 327 chances in 70 games at second base in Colorado.
Fantasy Tip: LeMahieu doesn't have as exciting speed or power skills as Rutledge, but he can boost your batting average at a position that is rather thin. LeMahieu can run a bit, too. The Rockies are clearly favoring defense over offense right now at the keystone. LeMahieu makes for nice middle infield depth in deep leagues, but expect Rutledge to be back sooner rather than later.
Wed, 22 May 2013 19:55:05 -0700
The Colorado Rockies optioned 2B Josh Rutledge to Triple-A Colorado Spring Wednesday, May 22.
Fantasy Tip: Rutledge still can be part of the future plans in Colorado, but he can be dropped from all NL-only leagues. Consider adding DJ LeMahieu in his place. LeMahieu is expected to serve as the regular second baseman in Denver.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:57:31 -0800
Colorado Rockies INF DJ LeMahieu is in camp competing, trying to make sure he isn't forgotten after ascending to the starting second base job last season. The team expects to use 2B Josh Rutledge as their starter, since he has more power. "I'm coming in here and competing. You could look at it both ways, but I think I'd be cutting myself short to be just trying to make the team," LeMahieu said Wednesday, Feb. 20.