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Rockies call up Josh Rutledge to replace Troy Tulowitzki

Jun 14, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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As expected the Rockies are calling up Josh Rutledge from Triple-A in the wake of Troy Tulowitzki‘s broken rib, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

Rutledge began the season as the Rockies’ starting second baseman, but was demoted to Triple-A in mid-May. He’s been playing mostly second base in the minors, but Rutledge has primarily been a shortstop in the past and subbed for an injured Tulowitzki last year.

Renck expects Rutledge to be the main fill-in for Tulowitzki again, noting that “he was told in spring training that he would return to shortstop if Tulowitzki was sideline for an extended period of time.” He’s a career .323 hitter in the minors, including .348 in 17 games at Triple-A this season, but the 24-year-old’s lack of plate discipline and modest power are potential weaknesses.

  1. pillowporkers - Jun 14, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    That sounds like a conversation not other teams would’ve had with a minor leager. Tulo, why do you have to be made of glass?!?!?!

    • prplldy - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:09 PM

      about time to get Josh back in a Rockies uniform he is missed

  2. drewsylvania - Jun 14, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    I wouldn’t call a career minor-league ISO of .178 “modest power”.

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