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28 Colby Rasmus CF
Height/Weight: 6-2/195 | Birthdate: 8/11/1986 | Birthplace: Columbus, GA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Toronto | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: /images/players/unknown_hat.gif | Owned/Started%: 25/12 | Average Draft Position: 221.49

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Colby Rasmus goes yard Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus hit his 18th home run Saturday against the Red Sox. 

Rasmus entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning. With a man on, Rasmus belted a 74 mph changeup out to right for the two-run shot. He finished 1 for 2, with one run scored and two RBI.


Colby Rasmus stays stuck to the bench


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus has yet to start a game in the month of September, as he was coming off the bench yet again Saturday against the Red Sox.

Rasmus told reporters earlier in the week he has been benched, as the team gets a look at younger players. He is out of the lineup Saturday even after Melky Cabrera's season-ending finger injury, and has been limited to pinch-hitting duties over the last five games.

"I'll be playing whenever they think I should play and I'm just going to be sitting around watching these rookies play," Rasmus said, via the National Post, Tuesday.

Rasmus has taken a step back this season, his last before becoming a free agent for the first time. He is hitting .227/.288/.448 with 17 home runs in 335 at-bats. 


Colby Rasmus returns from illness Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus is back in the lineup Friday against the Yankees, after he was scratched due to an illness earlier in the week. He is serving as the designated hitter for Friday's game.  

Colby Rasmus scratched with illness


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus has been scratched due to an illness, according to Sportsnet.

Rasmus was initially in the lineup, but was unable to go. Kevin Pillar received the start in center in Rasmus' place. Rasmus is hitting .223/.285/.437 over 327 at-bats. 


Colby Rasmus clubs two-run homer in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus did his part, but his contribution went to waste in a 9-3 loss to the Orioles Tuesday.

Rasmus had just one hit, but accounted for nearly all of the team's offense with his two-run home run. He scored once and struck out twice while going 1 for 4 in the losing effort.

Rasmus has just three hits over his last six games, and is hitting just .219 for the season, albeit with 15 home runs and 35 RBI in 260 at-bats overall. 


Lateness costs Colby Rasmus start Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus was scratched from the lineup Thursday for showing up late to the ballpark, MLB.com has reported. He was replaced by Nolan Reimold, who slammed two home runs, including the game-winner.

John Gibbons declined to elaborate on his decision, but Rasmus was open about it and apologetic. "I was late getting here to the field," he admitted. "Wasn't here when I was supposed to be and they punished me, as they should have. ... No excuse. Just got caught up eating lunch with the family, got caught up in a little traffic and didn't make it on time."

Rasmus is struggling through a poor season in which he has compiled a stat line of .218/.279/.448.


Colby Rasmus homers, scores twice


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus was a main contributor to Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Red Sox, as he scored twice in the twin.

Rasmus  went 2 for 4 in the game, with a single and a solo home run in the second inning to start off the scoring. He later came around to score again in the fourth inning, the second game in a row he has crossed the plate twice. 

Rasmus has three home runs in the month of July and 14 overall, while hitting .223/.285/.459 in 242 at-bats. 


Blue Jays to platoon Colby Rasmus, Darin Mastroianni


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will platoon outfielders Colby Rasmus and Darin Mastroianni "[a]t least until someone gets hot," MLB.com reports.

The lefty Rasmus will likely see a majority of the time, and he has hit .230/.265/.500 with 10 home runs and 23 RBI in 148 at-bats against right-handers this season. The righty Mastroianni has a career .245/.308/.311 line in 106 at-bats against southpaws.


Adam Lind, Colby Rasmus sitting Friday against lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) A matchup against Oakland left-hander Tommy Milone on Friday have both Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus benched Friday for the Blue Jays.

Rasmus is 7 for 39 against southpaws this season while Lind is a more disturbing 2 for 25.


Colby Rasmus dealing with a wrist issue Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus is dealing with a wrist injury, according to Sportsnet.

Rasmus hurt himself running into the wall Wednesday. The injury isn't considered serious, but Rasmus will be held out of the lineup Thursday. Rasmus is hitting .224/.276/.481 over 183 at-bats. 


Colby Rasmus hits second HR in last four games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus homered during a 4-1 win Tuesday against the Brewers. Rasmus made it 2-0 when he led off the fifth inning with a home run off Marco Estrada.

Rasmus hit his 12th home run Tuesday and second in four games. Rasmus is batting .244 (11 for 45) with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBI in 13 games since coming off the disabled list in mid-June.


Adam Lind, Colby Rasmus absent from Friday lineup vs. lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) A matchup against White Sox left-hander John Danks has both Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus out of the lineup for the Blue Jays on Friday night.

Lind is 2 for 20 against southpaws this season while Rasmus is 7 for 33.


Colby Rasmus coming back from DL Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) The Blue Jays will activate outfielder Colby Rasmus from the disabled list Wednesday, the team announced following Tuesday's loss to the Yankees. Rasmus has been out since suffering a hamstring strain in early May. 

Colby Rasmus struggling on rehab assignment


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus (hamstring) went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts Monday with Triple-A Buffalo, making him 3 for 19 with nine strikeouts on his rehab assignment, reports the National Post. It's unclear when Rasmus will come off the DL; he likely must start hitting first.

Colby Rasmus likely for Sunday or Tuesday return


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) John Gibbons had no definite answer when asked if Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus will return to the lineup on Sunday.

Rasmus began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday night.

"We'll see how his leg feels," Gibbons told the National Post. "He needs some at-bats."

Barring a setback, it appears Rasmus should be back Sunday in Baltimore or Tuesday when the team opens a series against the Yankees.


Colby Rasmus starts rehab stint


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus began a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday night with Triple-A Buffalo. He finsihed 1 for 3 with a walk and a strikeout as a designated hitter. 

"He'll DH tonight, five innings in the field tomorrow, and then DH," manager John Gibbons said prior to Thursday's game against Baltimore. "Then we'll see where he's at."

Colby Rasmus to begin rehab Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus will begin a rehab assignment Thursday, according to MLB Network Radio.

Rasmus will serve as the team's designated hitter Thursday. He'll then play five innings in the field Friday. Rasmus is sidelined due to a hamstring injury. He hit .222 in 135 at-bats. Rasmus will serve as the club's starting center fielder once he's ready to return.


Colby Rasmus tentatively scheduled to start rehab work


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus is tentatively scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week with Triple-A Buffalo, manager John Gibbons told the National Post on Monday. Rasmus has been sidelined since May 12 after straining his hamstring. He hit .222/.266/.489 with nine home runs and 19 RBI in 135 at-bats before the injury.

Colby Rasmus could begin rehab next week


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus is looking at a rehab assignment next week, according to Sportsnet. 

Rasmus took batting practice at the team's spring training facility Wednesday. It's possible he'll begin rehab games next week, according to manager John Gibbons. Rasmus is dealing with a hamstring injury. He hit .222 in 135 at-bats prior to the issue. 


Colby Rasmus making progress, no timetable for return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus is making progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury, but he remains without a timetable to begin a rehab assignment, Sportsnet reports.

Rasmus has been out since May 12 after straining his hamstring. He has hit .222/.266/.489 with nine home runs and 19 RBI in 135 at-bats.


Colby Rasmus won't come off DL when eligible


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus (hamstring) is eligible to come off the disabled list Wednesday but will need a few more days to recover, reports MLB.com. Rasmus went through a series of on-field running drills Monday and reported no problems. 

Colby Rasmus reports no issues during workout


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus, who's on the DL with a strained hamstring, ran and performed agility drills for the second straight day Monday and reported no issues, according to the National Post. He should be cleared soon for a minor-league rehab assignment and could return early next month, the report said.


MRI confirms hamstring strain for Colby Rasmus


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) An MRI Tuesday confirmed Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus is dealing with a mild hamstring strain, Sportsnet reports.

Rasmus' recovery is going as expected after going on the disabled list Thursday. He has hit .222/.266/.489 with nine home runs and 19 RBI in 135 at-bats.


Colby Rasmus getting MRI


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus, who went on the disabled list last week with a hamstring injury, is getting an MRI on Tuesday, reports the National Post. Manager John Gibbons described the MRI as "precautionary."

Colby Rasmus placed on disabled list Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus has been placed on the disabled list Thursday.

Rasmus has been dealing with a hamstring injury. Early Thursday, manager John Gibbons suggested Rasmus would likely wind up on the DL, so the move shouldn't come as a surprise. Rasmus is hitting .222, with nine home runs, in 135 at-bats.