Josh Rutledge is the infielder for Boston Red Sox playing in the Major League Baseball. He entered in MLB on July 13, 2012, for the Colorado Rockies. An American professional baseball player, Josh Rutledge was born on April 21, 1989, as Joshua Alan Rutledge.
Josh Rutledge was born to parents Tony and Cheryl Rutledge in Cullman, Alabama. He has a sibling named Michael, who is his older brother. His brother is also a baseball player. Josh has an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Josh Rutledge attended Cullman High School and is a graduate of the University of Alabama. He played baseball since his childhood and has played for his school and college being the school and college teams which initiated his career in baseball.
Josh was a four-year starter on the baseball team of Cullman High School. He became the runner-up in the Class 5A championship during 2006. He started his senior season in 2007 where he helped his team win the state championship. He was named as the Class 5A player of the year by the Birmingham News and the Alabama Sports Writers Association.
Josh was in the team of Alabama Crimson Tide baseball while attending the university. As a freshman, he started 61 games with the average batting of .369, 99 hits, 62 runs scored and 16 stolen bases. His performance made him the second freshman to lead the team in hitting.
Josh Rutledge became the professional baseball player after he was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the third round of 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed with the team on June 25 and in that season he played in 11 games for the Northwest League’s Tri-City Dust Devils. The following season he played for Modesto Nuts in California League and later in 2012, he played for the Tulsa Driller in the Class AA Texas League.
Josh made the professional debut in MLB on July 13 after he was called to major league Rockies in 2012 to play short spot while one of the players of the team got injured. He finished his first season with the Rockies with a 274 batting average, 8 home runs, and 37 RBI. Rutledge began playing in the infield position since 2014.
Late 2014, Josh Rutledge was traded to Los Angeles of Anaheim for Jairo Diaz by the Rockies. He performance with the team was not convincing and then Los Angeles traded him to Boston Red Sox for Shane Victorino and $3.8M in cash considerations. He was on the disable list for 15 days due to his knee injury.On November 2016, Josh became a free agent and signed a minor league contract with the Colorado again and then later in December, he was selected from the Rockies as the 26th pick of the Rule 5 draft.
Josh Rutledge is reported to earn $507,500 annual salary from Boston Red Sox and has the estimated net worth of $.50 million.
Handsome and athlete body owner, Josh Rutledge is a married man. He is married to former Miss Florida and SEC Network reporter Laura Rutledge. The couple got married on November 30, 2013, after dating for a couple of years. Laura is his girlfriend turned wife. They are spending a blissful marital life. There is no news of this couple having any children.