Josh Rutledge 2B/SS LAA 24 Days

Rutledge will compete for the Angels' starting job at second base this spring, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The competition figures to include Grant Green, Johnny Giavotella, and Tayloer Featherston. Eventually, Roberto Baldoquin could be an option, but he'll be in minor league camp this spring and is expected to open the year at High-A. Rutledge has shown a variety of offensive tools in parts of three seasons with the Rockies, but he hasn't been able to offer power and speed in the same season after doing as much in his first taste of the big leagues with Colorado in 2012.

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Rutledge was traded to the Angels late Wednesday in exchange for reliever Jairo Diaz, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Though he once seemed headed for a long-term starting role for the Rockies after a strong MLB debut in 2012, Rutledge failed to convince the team he was a viable middle infield option last season when he served as the primary replacement for the injured Troy Tulowitzki, batting .269 with four homers and two stolen bases across 342 plate appearances. With the Angels sending Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers in a separate deal Wednesday, it looks like Rutledge could be the leading candidate at the moment to take over second base duties with his new club. However, it wouldn't be surprising if the Angels brought in a more proven commodity in the spring to challenge Rutledge for the starting role, given his meager big league track record.

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Rutledge went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

After going 1-for-12 over the first five games of the Rockies' season-ending road trip, Rutledge ended on a high note, riding the three-hit performance to a .269/.323/.405 batting line for the season. With Troy Tulowitzki (hip) slated to return to the shortstop spot in 2015, Rutledge will more than likely have to compete for a starting job at second base against DJ LeMahieu for the third straight spring.

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS LAA 5 Months

Rutledge is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

Rutledge will get the night off after starting the last 13 games at shortstop. Christhian Adames will get the start at shortstop in Rutledge's place.

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS LAA 5 Months

Rutledge went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Rutledge isn't quite slugging at the level he showcased during his impressive MLB debut in the second half of 2012, but it appears he's nonetheless reestablished himself as part of the Rockies' long-term plans. While Troy Tulowitzki (hip) is set to return to shortstop next spring, Rutledge, who is slashing .270/.317/.412 over 317 plate appearances, should be given every opportunity to beat out the light-hitting DJ LeMahieu at second base.

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Rutledge went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 16-2 romp over the Dodgers.

Rutledge isn't showing the burst of power or speed that he demonstrated last season with the Rockies, but he has been hitting with far more consistency in 2014. He'll have a lockdown on the starting shortstop job for the rest of the season, but with Troy Tulowitzki (hip) expected back for the start of spring training, his status heading into 2015 is on shaky ground.

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Rutledge is out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.

Rutledge will sit Friday in favor of Rafael Ynoa, who will bat seventh for the Rockies. While Rutledge figures to see a majority of the starts in September, the team will also likely want to get a look at Ynoa, who could be a candidate for the roster in 2014.

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS LAA 6 Months

Rutledge is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Rutledge has made five straight starts, but will be relieved by Rafael Ynoa at shortstop Sunday afternoon. The 25-year-old is off to a solid start of September, collecting eight hits over his first five games of the month.

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS LAA 6 Months

Rutledge went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI in Wednesday's 9-2 win over the Giants.

Rutledge tripled for the second straight game, giving him an impressive six over just 241 at-bats this season. He should be a fixture in the No. 2 spot in the lineup the rest of the way, with Troy Tulowitzki (hip) out for the season.

Josh Rutledge 2B/SS LAA 6 Months

Rutledge went 3-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored in Monday's 10-9 win over the Giants.

A return to Coors Field was exactly the antidote Rutledge needed to put a 1-for-18 skid over the last six games behind him. The Rockies added infielder Rafael Ynoa to their roster Monday and still have Charlie Culberson around to push for starts at shortstop, but unless he falls prey to another prolonged slump, Rutledge will man the position most nights for the rest of the season.