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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: $4,675,000 | Owned/Started%: 33/20 | Average Draft Position: 221.21
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Colby Rasmus homers, scores twice


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11:24 am ET) 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. 


Colby Rasmus 'probably' heading to the disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus is "probably" heading to the disabled list, according to Sportsnet 590.

Manger John Gibbons told the station that Rasmus was likely bound for a stint on the DL. Rasmus is dealing with a hamsting injury, and has not played in either of the past two games. He's hitting .222, with nine home runs.


Colby Rasmus sidelined again against Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) A hamstring injury that prevented Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus from playing Tuesday will do the same Wednesday. He is not in the lineup for the game against visiting Cleveland.

Rasmus, who could land on the disabled list if the problem lingers, had been on fire before going down. He had hit five home runs in his previous 11 games and boasted a nine-game hitting streak until an 0-for-7 slide in his last two.


Colby Rasmus sits with tight hamstring


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus continues to be bothered by a tight hamstring and was not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians. There's a chance Toronto might be forced to put him on the DL.

Manager: Colby Rasmus could be DL bound


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons suggested that outfielder Colby Rasmus may need a stint on the disabled list after leaving two games in the last week Sportsnet.ca reports. After an initial evaluation, no further damage was found in his hamstring.

Rasmus told reporters him hamstring is "tight" and may need some rest to recover. He is hitting .231/.277/.430 on the year. His status remains uncertain for Tuesday against Cleveland.

Colby Rasmus exits game with hamstring injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus was removed from Monday's series finale against the Angels because of a tight right hamstring, Sportsnet.ca reports.

Rasmus finished 0 for 3 with a strikeout before leaving the game in the sixth inning. He is hitting .231/.277/.430 on the year. His status remains uncertain for Tuesday against Cleveland.

Colby Rasmus sitting Saturday against southpaw


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Blue Jays right fielder Colby Rasmus will likely not get a chance to extend his nine-game hitting streak Saturday. He is out of the lineup against the Angels. His absence is probably due to the lefty-lefty matchup against Tyler Skaggs.

Rasmus has 10 hits in his last 35 at-bats.