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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||540.00||10.00||.248||58.00||70.00||12.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||43||13||1|| .375|| .465|| .302|
|vs Greinke (Career)||4||2||0|| .750||.500||.500|
|vs RHP||225||55||2|| .298|| .373|| .244|
|12/21/2014||Josh Rutledge, SS LAA|
Francisco Cervelli, C PIT
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C MIA|
|12/20/2014||Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Alex Gonzalez, SP TEX
Kenley Jansen, RP LAD
Prince Fielder, 1B TEX
|Manny Machado, 3B BAL|
Neftali Feliz, RP TEX
Caleb Joseph, C BAL
Noah Syndergaard, SP NYM
Josh Rutledge, SS LAA
Joe Nathan, RP DET
|12/20/2014||Russell Martin, C TOR|
Max Scherzer, SP WAS
|James Shields, SP SD|
Josh Rutledge, SS LAA
Dallas Keuchel, SP HOU
|Last 10 Games|
Angels' Scioscia weighing second-base options
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/3/15) 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.
Report: Angels no longer in play for Gordon Beckham
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/23/15) 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.
Angels acquire Josh Rutledge from Rockies
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(12/11/14) The Angels acquired infielder Josh Rutledge from the Rockies in exchange for pitcher Jairo Diaz, the Rockies announced Wednesday.
Rutledge has spent three seasons in the majors and hit .269/.323/.405 with four home runs and 33 RBI in 309 at-bats in 2014. While he proved much more dangerous against lefthanders last season, posting a .309/.371/.469 line in 81 at-bats against southpaws, he's delivered virtually identical splits against lefties and righties in his career. Where he's struggled is away from Coors Field, hitting just .230/.274/.354 with eight home runs and 36 RBI in 418 road at-bats in his career. Rutledge will likely compete for the starting second-base role vacated by the Howie Kendrick deal.
Diaz started 2014 in high Class A and ended the season in the majors, giving up two earned runs on four hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out eight over five appearances. He posted a 3.48 ERA and 85:20 K:BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings between high Class A Inland Empire and Double-A Arkansas.
Report: Angels talking to Rockies about Josh Rutledge
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/10/14) The Angels have approached the Rockies about infielder Josh Rutledge because they believe he can develop into an everyday player, according to The Denver Post. As of Tuesday, the teams were merely talking and no trade offers were made.
The Rockies could be interested in some of the Angels relievers, including Vinnie Pestano and Fernando Salas.
|2014 Summary: Remember in 2012 when Josh Rutledge tore up Double-A and then proceeded to do even greater damage at the major league level before turning ice cold in September? For the second year in a row, Rutledge didn't do much to dispel the skeptics who never bought into his initial big league success. Though he hit 16 doubles and seven triples in 309 at-bats, mostly as Troy Tulowitzki's replacement during his second-half DL stint, Rutledge had little home run power, totaling just four. However, the impact of a 27 percent strikeout per at-bat ratio was blunted by the 17 infield hits Rutledge collected. His three-year run with the Rockies ended in December when he was dealt to the Angels for reliever Jairo Diaz.|
Playing time status: Rutledge is the frontrunner to inherit the starting second base job vacated by Howie Kendrick when he was traded to the Dodgers.
2015 Outlook: Rutledge's 2012 power outburst is looking more and more fluky, and changing his home address from Coors Field to Angel Stadium makes it even less likely for him to recover this thump. Still, Rutledge can use his speed to turn doubles into triples, steal bases and get infield hits. Those skills give Rutledge some value in deeper mixed leagues and AL-only formats.
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