Josh Rutledge Biography
Josh Rutledge (full name: Joshua Alan Rutledge) is a former American professional baseball infielder. Rutledge has played Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox.
He attended Cullman High School, where he was a four-year starter on the baseball team. Rutledge had a batting average of .436 with five home runs and 33 runs batted in (RBIs) in 2006. The school was the runner-up in the Class 5A state championship.
He won a state championship in high school before playing college baseball for the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team. He made his MLB debut for the Rockies in 2012 after a short stint in the minor leagues.
The Birmingham News and the Alabama Sports Writers Association named him the Class 5A Player of the Year.
Josh Rutledge Age
Joshua Alan Rutledge was born on 21 April, 1989 in Birmingham, Alabama. She is 30 years old as of 2018.
Josh Rutledge Family
Josh was born to his father Tony Rutledge and mother Cheryl Rutledge. He has an older brother, Michael who won the 2002 state championship as a member of the Cullman High School baseball team.
Josh Rutledge Wife
Josh married award-winning sports reporter, Laura McKeeman on December 7, 2013. Laura serves as a reporter and host for CNN International, ESPN, and the SEC Network. She is also an American beauty titleholder from St. Petersburg, Florida, who was named Miss Florida 2012.
Josh Rutledge Baby
On 21 June 2019, Josh and his wife Laura shared a video announcing that they are expecing a baby girl due October.
Josh Rutledge College
Rutledge then enrolled at the University of Alabama and played shortstop for the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team. As a ftreshman in 2008, he started 61 games and led the team in batting average (.369), hits (99), runs scored (62), and stolen bases (16). He also became
the second freshman to ever lead the team in hitting.
Josh had a 28-game hitting streak from March 26 to May 10, it was the third longest in school history. He also batted .406, and his 56 hits led the league in 30 SEC games. In the following season, he batted .305 with five home runs and 44 RBIs. Rutledge was named to the All-SEC first team.
While in his senior class in 2007, he hit .454 with 12 home runs and 69 RBI, and he helped his team win the state championship.
Josh Rutledge Colorado Rockies
Josh was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the third round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, and he signed with the team on June 25. In that season he played 11 games for the Northwest League’s Tri-City Dust Devils. In the next season, he played for the Modesto Nuts of the California League.
Josh batted .348 with 9 home runs and 71 RBI and was named the league’s player of the week twice. He was then moved up to the Tulsa Drillers of the Class AA Texas League in 2012. He hit .308 with 13 home runs and 35 RBI.
He was called up to the major league Rockies in 2012 to play shortstop while Troy Tulowitzki was injured. Josh also made his MLB debut on July 13. He batted .345 with 24 extra base hits in his first 145 at bats.
Rutledge injured his quadriceps and batted .197 in September towards the end of the season. He then finished his first major league season with a .274 batting average, 8 home runs, and 37 RBI. In 2014, Rutledge began playing other infield positions.
He elected free agency after declining an outright assignment to Triple-A on November 4, 2016. Rutledge also signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies on November 23.
Josh Rutledge Boston Red Sox
The Angels traded Rutledge to the Boston Red Sox for Shane Victorino and $3.8M in cash considerations on July 27, 2015. Josh was designated for assignment on November 30. The Red Sox also selected
his contract from Triple-A Pawtucket in April 2016 after an injury to Pablo Sandoval. He injured his knee in June and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. The team then moved Rutledge to the 60-day DL on July 14.
The Red Sox selected Rutledge from the Rockies with the 26th pick of the Rule 5 draft on Dcember 8, 2016.
Josh signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants on December 21, 2017. He was later released on June 27, 2018. He retired following the conclusion of the 2018 season.
Josh Rutledge Net Worth
Laura Rutledge’s husband has an estimated net worth of $800, 000
Josh Rutledge Salary
During his professional career, Rutledge received an annual salary of 507,500 USD as of 2016.
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