Rutledge underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his left hip Wednesday and is expected to be ready for the 2018 season, Sean McAdam of BostonSportsJournal.com reports. Since Rutledge did not spend 90 days on the active roster, the Rule 5 rules will still be attached to him until he gets to the 90-day mark on the active roster between 2017 and 2018. This means that if the Red Sox want to keep him in the system, he needs to be on the active roster for roughly 30 days in 2018 and cannot be optioned until after the 2018 season. Rutledge hit .224/.297/.262 in 107 big-league at-bats this season.
Rutledge (hip) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. The Red Sox needed to open a spot on the 40-man roster for recent acquisition Addison Reed, and given that the infielder will be on the shelf a bit longer due to a newfound hip injury, he'll give up his roster spot for the club's new reliever. Rutledge has already missed more than a month of action, so this designation will allow him to return to the active roster by the end of August if he's ready.
Rutledge (concussion) was recalled from his rehab assignment Friday because of a hip injury, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. Rutledge had been out on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket, but will be reevaluated following this setback, remaining on the 7-day concussion disabled list for the time being. It's been a rough month for the infielder, as he was initially placed on the 10-day disabled list due to left hip soreness in late June, but was then switched over to the concussion list just a day later. More news on the situation should be revealed in the near future, although there doesn't appear to be a clear-cut role for Rutledge on the big-league club at the present time.
Rutledge (concussion) was activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Royals, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Rutledge spent over a month on the disabled list while dealing with a head injury, but he's slowly worked back to full health after appearing in five rehab games with Triple-A Pawtucket. The 28-year-old looks a tad rusty, going just 1-for-16 at the plate during his time with Pawtucket, but should provide infield depth for the Red Sox upon his arrival.
Rutledge (concussion) is still rehabbing with Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket Times reports. Most people close to the situation expected the infielder to return from the disabled list Monday, but the Red Sox instead opted to bring top prospect Rafael Devers up from the minors to try to get any production out of the third base spot. Rutledge is now just 1-for-16 in five rehab games with the PawSox, which isn't a stat line that would compel the Red Sox to bring him back too soon.