the Rockies will send Josh Rutledge to AAA. DJ LeMahieu will be the new starter at 2B.
The Rockies will option Josh Rutledge to Triple-A Colorado Springs prior to Friday's game.
Manager Walt Weiss indicated recently that he was going to stick with Rutledge through his slump, but evidently he had a change of heart. The second baseman sports just a .242/.298/.357 batting line for the season and is hitting only .206/.250/.294 over his last 11 games. The Rox appeared poised to go with D.J. LeMahieu at second base for now.
EDIT2: rotoworld on LeMahieu.
D.J. LeMahieu is expected to take over as the Rockies' starting second baseman following the demotion of Josh Rutledge.
Rutledge's recent slump and LeMahieu's .412/.444/.529 batting line early on, along with his solid defense, has convinced the Rockies to make a change. LeMahieu is a .294 career hitter over 125 games, but he offers next to nothing in the power and speed departments, making him worthy of picking up only in NL-only formats
next to nothing in power, yes. next to nothing in speed, no.
this season in AAA he had 8 SB and 2 CS.
last season in AAA he had 13 SB and 6 CS.
the Tigers/Indians game is in a rain delay. the game has not yet gone 5 innings. get this, by rule if this game has to be rained out, the entire game would start over and the statistics from this game so far would be wiped out.
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