Angels acquire Rutledge from Rockies for RP Diaz …

Moments after sources confirmed an agreement to trade second baseman Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers for young starter Andrew Heaney, the Angels announced they had acquired infielder Josh Rutledge from the Rockies for relief-pitching prospect Jairo Diaz.

Rutledge will conceivably compete for the second-base job, which is now open.

The 25-year-old right-handed hitter has posted a .259/.308/.403 slash line in 266 games with the Rockies over the last three years, seeing action at shortstop, second base and, to a far lesser extent, third base.

Diaz, 23, is a converted catcher who posted a 3.18 ERA in five appearances for the Angels this past season.

— Alden Gonzalez

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This will resolve the bullpen problems the Rockies had with the arson squad. Now if we can find the other 22 players necessary to compete, the Rockies will be competitive.

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