Tuesday, August 23, 2016

IF Josh Rutledge Has Season-Ending Knee Surgery

You probably forgot all about him. Red Sox utility infielder Josh Rutledge came to Boston during last year's trade deadline in a deal for Shane Victorino. It was hoped he could turn into a mini-Brock Holt. When he was healthy, he certainly did OK (.265 in 28 games this year), and even got some big hits. Then on June 17th, he was placed on the DL with left knee patellar tendinitis. Now, more than two months later, he's having season-ending surgery to correct the problem. What the heck took Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine and Dr. Howard so long to take this action? Your guess is as good as ours.