Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:27:01 -0700
The Colorado Rockies recalled 2B Josh Rutledge from the minors Wednesday, April 9, and optioned RP Wilton Lopez in a corresponding move. Rutledge was hitting .389 (7-for-18) in five games with Triple-A Colorado Springs this year.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:15:12 -0700
Colorado Rockies 2B Josh Rutledge (ankle) showed that his sprained left ankle was fully recovered by playing Tuesday, March 12, and going 1-for-3 with an RBI double. "It's pretty much 100 percent now. I still tape it for feel for now, but I'll probably stop doing that soon," he said.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:54:35 -0800
Colorado Rockies 2B Josh Rutledge (ankle) sprained his left ankle during the second day of full workouts and aggravated it Saturday, March 1. He's fighting for a utility spot this spring.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:54:52 -0800
Colorado Rockies minor league manager Glenallen Hill pointed out that 2B Josh Rutledge is more successful at the plate when he hits with his hands lower during their time working together in 2013. "He came up to me and told me when I was hitting well, my hands were lower," Rutledge said. "I started to feel better after that. Glenallen helped me a lot, and gave me at-bats and a chance to have success." Rutledge will compete with OF Charlie Culberson and SS Paul Janish for roster spots this spring.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:01:49 -0800
Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort said OF Michael Cuddyer is a candidate to hit second in the lineup this year, although manager Walt Weiss was tentatively planning on having the second baseman hit second. 2B DJ LeMahieu is expected to have the edge over 2B Josh Rutledge at the keystone.
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 19:38:18 -0800
The Colorado Rockies want 2B Josh Rutledge and OF Charlie Culberson to compete for a utility job following the trade of INF Jonathan Herrera to the Boston Red Sox.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:02:39 -0800
Colorado Rockies beat writer Troy E. Renck refuted a report by MLB Network that suggested 2B Josh Rutledge would hit eighth and start at second base. Renck feels 2B DJ LeMahieu is more likely to start at second base and hit second.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:08:30 -0800
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss is considering several options to fill the vacant leadoff spot, including OF Carlos Gonzalez. OFs Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson are also considered top candidates for the top spot in the order. 2B DJ LeMahieu, 2B Josh Rutledge, OF Brandon Barnes and OF Charlie Culberson are also others who could earn leadoff opportunities. Weiss said Friday, Dec. 6, that he is not ruling out other options.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez moving to the leadoff spot would mean a dip in his RBI numbers, but also an increase in his runs scored, and perhaps stolen base totals. Either way, he will be a stud fantasy option again in 2014.
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.