Rockies Select Anthony Bemboom in Minor League Phase of Rule 5 Draft

Infielder Josh Rutledge selected by the Boston Red Sox in Major League phase

NATIONAL HARBOR - The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have selected Anthony Bemboom from the Double-A Arkansas roster of the Los Angeles Angels organization in the Minor League phase of the Rule 5 Draft.

Additionally, infielder Josh Rutledge was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft.

Bemboom, 26, appeared in 72 games between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Salt Lake City in 2016, batting a combined .222 (53-for-239) with 11 doubles, three triples, one home run and 14 RBI. In 56 starts at catcher, he allowed 33 stolen bases while throwing out 23 baserunners (41%). Originally drafted in the 22nd round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Creighton University, Bemboom has batted .233 (277-for-1,188) with 142 runs, 42 doubles, nine triples, 22 home runs and 148 RBI across five Minor League levels in five seasons. Bemboom Stats

The Rockies currently have 37 players on their 40-man roster.