Rockies ship Rutledge to Angels

San Diego, CA ( – Hours after reportedly trading second
baseman Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers, the Los Angeles Angels acquired
infielder Josh Rutledge from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for right-handed
pitcher Jairo Diaz.

Rutledge, a lifetime .259 hitter, has spent time at second base, third base
and shortstop in his three-year career with the Rockies.

The 25-year-old has 19 home runs, 89 RBI and 126 runs during his brief career.

Diaz, 23, compiled a 18-27 record in the minor league before making his MLB
debut in 2014. The Venezuelan made five appearances, yielding two runs and
four hits in 5 2/3 innings.