• by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Red Sox add INF Josh Rutledge to roster; Jemile Weeks DFA'd

    The Red Sox have added infielder Josh Rutledge to the active roster on Wednesday. Rutledge was acquired in the recent trade that sent Shane Victorino to the Angels. Rutledge, who played in 266 games over three years with the Rockies, did not get into a big-league game with the Angels. He was hitting .274 with five home runs and 32 RBI in 78 games with the Angels' Triple-A team this year. Rutledge will take the roster spot of fellow infielder Jemile Weeks, who was designated for assignment on Wednesday.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Red Sox deal OF Shane Victorino to Angels for SS Josh Rutledge

    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. He owns a .245/.324/.298 slash line in 2015. Rutledge has yet to play for the Angels this year after earning part-time duty in Colorado the previous three seasons.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Angels prospect Josh Rutledge to get work at shortstop in Triple-A

    Angels prospect Josh Rutledge was considered the favorite to win the role at second base heading into spring training. But now that he will begin the year in Triple-A, Los Angeles wants to see his versatility, reports the Orange County Register. Rutledge will primarily play shortstop during his minor league assignment, but also get time at second and third base. "He was supposed to be the utility infielder but somehow the runaway train made him our everyday second baseman," general manager Jerry Dipoto said. "That's not what he was necessarily supposed to be, and he did not have a very good spring. He needs to go back and get himself where he needs to be, start swinging the bat like he has in his lifetime in the minors."

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Giavotella wins Angels' second base job over Green, Rutledge

    Johnny Giavotella was awarded the starting second base job after the Angels optioned infielders Grant Green and Josh Rutledge down to Triple-A Salt Lake following Friday's exhibition game against the Dodgers, according to the Orange County Register. Giavotella hit .315 (17 for 54) with one home run and seven RBI in 25 spring training games. He has slashed .238/.277/.334 over 437 big-league at-bats.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Angels 2B Josh Rutledge (hamstring) returns to lineup Sunday

    Angels second baseman Josh Rutledge is back in the starting lineup Sunday, batting ninth in his team's game against the Giants. Rutledge has been dealing with tightness in his hamstring and hasn't played since Tuesday. He's 7 for 31 with one double and three walks this spring in his battle to serve as the team's primary second baseman.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Angels INF Josh Rutledge sidelined due to hamstring tightness

    Angels infielder Josh Rutledge is dealing with some tightness in his hamstring, but he is expected to be back in the spring lineup soon, per MLB.com. Rutledge is batting .226 (7 for 31) through 12 spring games.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Angels' Josh Rutledge viewed as the favorite at second

    Angels infielder Josh Rutledge is considered the favorite for the second base job, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Rutledge is competing with a number of players, including Grant Green and Johnny Giavotella, this spring. Rutledge has the most experience of the group, which could give him the edge. The 25-year-old hit .269/.323/.405 over 309 at-bats last season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Angels' Scioscia weighing second-base options

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia is weighing how much emphasis to put on spring-training performance as he decides how to approach the second-base position this season, MLB.com reports. "A lot of it is to see what the best fit is for your group of guys, what your lineup needs are," Scioscia said. "There's an absolute to people winning jobs at spring training. Probably not at the analysis you're looking at -- 'Oh, he hit .340 in spring training' -- but there are a lot of things we're looking at as to how a guy fits in our lineup. You can make the team in spring, for sure, with the things that you show." Scioscia hasn't ruled out the option of using multiple players at the position as the situation dictates. "That's one of the options," he said. "There are guys that have the ability to go out there and do what we need to do on the defensive end and the offensive end, and we'll see who emerges and who gives us the best look." Josh Rutledge highlights a second-base competition that also includes Grant Green, Johnny Giavotella and Taylor Featherston.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Angels could use combination of players at 2B

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia hinted that the second base job is wide open, and did not close the door on the possibility of using a combination of players, including Josh Rutledge, Grant Green, Johnny Giavotella and Taylor Featherston for the position, per the Orange County Register. "If it's a combination, it's a combination," Scioscia said. "If it's one guy, it's one guy."

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Report: Angels no longer in play for Gordon Beckham

    The Angels are no longer in play for second baseman Gordon Beckham, reports MLB.com on Friday. The team is now set on having Josh Rutledge, Johnny Giavotella, Grant Green and Taylor Featherston compete for second base/utility at-bats moving forward. Beckham was non-tendered by the Angels on Dec. 2. He managed a slash line of .227/.271/.348 in 2014.