Victorino, 34, is batting .245 in 33 games and has spent time on the disabled list with injuries to his calf and hamstring. He is batting .231 with no extra-base hits since being activated earlier this month. Injuries limited him to just 30 games last season.
Rutledge, 26, is batting .274 in Triple A after batting .269 in 105 games last year for the Colorado Rockies. He is primarily a shortstop but can also play second and third base.
Victorino will be a free agent after this season, while Rutledge is under team control through 2018.
The Red Sox are 12 games out of first place in the AL East and 8 1/2 games out of a Wild Card spot, while the Angels hold a one-game lead over the Houston Astros in the AL West.
- Dan Gartland