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28 Colby Rasmus LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/195 | Birthdate: 8/11/1986 | Birthplace: Columbus, GA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Houston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $4,675,000 | Owned/Started%: 28/18 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Astros' Colby Rasmus connects for eighth home run on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus had a good night in Tuesday's win over the A's. Rasmus went 2 for 4 with a double and a two-run home run. The home run, his eighth of the year, gave the Astros some insurance, as it put his team up 5-2. They went on to win 6-4.

Rasmus has been powering up lately, belting three home runs over his last 10 games. But it's been all-or-nothing for Rasmus during that stretch, as he has just seven hits in 34 at-bats in those 10 games.


Astros LF Colby Rasmus smacks seventh home run


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus went 1 for 3 at the plate in Houston's 4-2 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday. Rasmus did his damage in the sixth inning when he ripped the first pitch he saw from Mark Buehrle over the right field wall for a solo home run, his seventh of the season.

"There's a little something to it," Rasmus said to MLB.com. "It definitely felt good, the way things ended last year. But I was more happy to help my team than trying to do something against them [Blue Jays]. My focus is more on trying to help my team win."

Rasmus, who also struck out once, is now hitting .236 with 14 RBI in 110 at-bats this season.


Jake Marisnick out of Astros' lineup Saturday, Colby Rasmus in CF


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Centerfielder Jake Marisnick is out of the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays with Colby Rasmus getting the nod in center and batting sixth.

Rasmus has divided his time this season playing all three outfield positions.

Rasmus is 1 for 2 with a homer against Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada.

Astros' Colby Rasmus rips sixth home run of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Astros right fielder Colby Rasmus went 1 for 3 at the plate in Houston's 6-5 win over the Angels on Saturday. 

Rasmus did his damage in the third when he crushed the first pitch he saw from Matt Shoemaker over the right field wall for a two-run shot, his sixth of the year. Rasmus moved his average to .250 with 12 RBI in 88 at-bats this season.


Astros OF Colby Rasmus returns to starting lineup Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) After a two-game absence, Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus was back in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Rangers. Rasmus was playing left field and hit fifth in the batting order for manager A.J. Hinch. 

Rasmus is hoping to get back to his hot-hitting ways that saw him hit safely in six of seven games in a couple of weeks ago. 


Astros OF Colby Rasmus out of lineup with lefty on the mound


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/4/2015) With left-hander Ross Detwiler on the mound for the Rangers, Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus was held out of the starting lineup by manager A.J. Hinch on Monday, the team announced. Rasmus has struggled against lefties, hitting just .211 in 19 at-bats against southpaws this season.

Overall, however, Rasmus has been hitting well. In his last 10 games, he his batting .270 with three home runs and seven RBI. Robbie Grossman received the start in left field on Monday. 


Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus crushes fifth home run of 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus went 3 for 5 at the plate in Houston's 11-4 win over the Mariners Saturday. Rasmus started hot early when he ripped a double to deep center in the second. He later scored when Jake Marisnick reached on an infield single.

He then cracked a solo shot off of Taijuan Walker over the right field wall, his fifth of the season. Rasmus is now hitting .268 with 10 RBI in 71 at-bats.


Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus cracks fourth home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus went 1 for 4 at the plate in Houston's 7-2 win over the Padres Wednesday. 

Rasmus did his damage in the fourth inning when he smacked an Andrew Cashner pitch over the right field wall, scoring George Springer, his fourth shot of the year.

Rasmus is now hitting .254 with nine RBI in 63 at-bats this season.


Astros OF Colby Rasmus thriving on the road in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus has been a different hitter on the road than at home in 2015. Through 17 games, he is batting .067 (1 for 15) with no home runs or RBI at home, while he is batting .350 (14 for 40) with one triple, three doubles, three home runs and seven RBI on the road.

Rasmus is batting .345 (10 for 29) with four multihit games, two doubles, two home runs and five RBI through seven games on the team's current road trip.

"I say in the last homestand I was just seeing some things and feeling my way through what was going on with my swing and where I needed to be, and in this road trip I've been able to make some adjustments on what I felt I needed to do and they helped me a lot," he said, per MLB.com. "Yeah, I feel good about it, just battling."


Astros LF Colby Rasmus collects three RBI during Monday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus drove in three runs to help lead the Astros to a 9-4 win over the Padres on Monday.

Rasmus was 2 for 5 during the game. One of the hits was his third home run of the season when he connected off reliever Cory Mazzoni on a two-run shot in the ninth inning.

Rasmus has collected two hits in each of his last three games. He is now hitting .273.


Jake Marisnick misses second straight for Astros


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) For the second straight game, Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick was not in the starting lineup on Saturday. 

Marisnick is dealing with a leg injury. For the second straight day, he's replaced in center by Colby Rasmus.  

The Astros are +105 money line underdogs at Oakland. 


Astros' Colby Rasmus slugs second home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 7-5 win over the Mariners Monday.

Rasmus was just 0 for 8 in his last four games before picking up a home run in the fifth inning off Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma. He's hit just .200/.273/.500 with two home runs and three RBI in 30 at-bats.


Jake Marisnick out of Astros' lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick is out of the team's starting lineup on Sunday. 

Colby Rasmus moves over from left field to play center, and Robbie Grossman fills in at left field, batting ninth. 


Astros tweak lineup vs. LHP Derek Holland


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch chose to roll with Jonathan Villar at third base and Robbie Grossman in left field Friday night against left-hander Derek Holland and the Rangers, per MLB.com. Luis Valbuena and Colby Rasmus received a day off against the southpaw.

Hinch also flip-flopped struggling DH Evan Gattis and Chris Carter in the batting order. Gattis has started his stint with the Astros 0 for 11 with eighth strikeouts. He will hit fifth, while Carter will move to the cleanup spot.


Astros' Colby Rasmus getting acclimated to left field


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus is used to seeing the ball from the center. This spring, Rasmus is moving back over to left field, where he last played six seasons ago. He still feels right in the position, reports MLB.com.

"I feel all right out there," Rasmus said. "I feel pretty comfortable. I'm kind of trying to take it easy and not try to, I guess, overdo it. I guess I'm playing a little cautious. It's still early, and I don't want to overdo it by trying to make things happen that aren't there. I'm trying to kind of learn it and take it slow, but I feel good so far."

Manager A.J. Hinch said he thinks Rasmus will see some time in center, but Jake Marisnick will be the primary starter.

"If that's what A.J. thinks will help us win, I'm fine with moving back and forth on days, or whatever he wants to do matchup-wise," Rasmus said. "I don't have a problem with it. When I get out there, I'm just going to play hard. We all make mistakes. My goal is if I do make mistakes, not dwell on it and get back out there and make the next one."


Marisnick to work in CF, Rasmus at corner OF spots early in camp


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday outfielder Jake Marisnick will play in center field at the outset of spring training, per MLB.com. He is considered one of the top candidates to start in center field for Houston.

Hinch also said Colby Rasmus, who is another candidate to start in center, will get work at both corner outfield spots this spring.


Astros sign Colby Rasmus to one-year deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) The Astros announced Tuesday they signed outfielder Colby Rasmus to a one-year deal. Rasmus will make $8 million next season, according to FOX Sports.

Rasmus has spent six seasons in the majors, playing for the Cardinals and Blue Jays. He has hit more than 20 home runs three times. He hit .225 with 18 home runs, 21 doubles and 40 RBI in 104 games in 2014 for Toronto.

Rasmus has a career .217 average with one home run and two RBI in 20 games at Minute Maid Park.


Astros, Rasmus reach 1-year deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) The Astros have reached an agreement with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Rasmus is expected to sign a one-year deal.

It was reported earlier Tuesday that Rasmus was in Houston to take a physical.

"I've always been tight with [general manager Jeff Luhnow] and he's always been good to me," Rasmus told MLB.com. "I've always like playing against the Astros and like the way they've handled themselves. Jeff being the scouting director who drafted me, it's pretty enticing."

Rasmus has spent six seasons in the majors, playing for the Cardinals and Blue Jays. He has hit more than 20 home runs three times. He hit .225 with 18 home runs, 21 doubles and 40 RBI in 104 games in 2014 for Toronto.

Rasmus has a career .217 average with one home run and two RBI in 20 games at Minute Maid Park.


Astros have interest in signing Colby Rasmus


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) The Astros are considering signing outfielder Colby Rasmus, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Rasmus was in Houston on Tuesday to take a physical, according to MLB.com.

"I've always been tight with [general manager Jeff Luhnow] and he's always been good to me," Rasmus said. "I've always like playing against the Astros and like the way they've handled themselves. Jeff being the scouting director who drafted me, it's pretty enticing."

Rasmus added he has no deal with the Astros yet.

"Here to make sure everything’s good, the ticker’s good and we’ll go from there," he said.

Rasmus has spent six seasons in the majors, playing for the Cardinals and Blue Jays. He has hit more than 20 home runs three times. He hit .225 with 18 home runs, 21 doubles and 40 RBI in 104 games in 2014 for Toronto.


Colby Rasmus wants one-year deal worth more than $7 million


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2015) Free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus is seeking a one-year deal in excess of the $7 million salary he made in 2014, a source told The Baltimore Sun. It appears that is more than the Orioles are willing to go right now.

The Rays, Royals and Cubs have also reportedly shown interest in the 28-year-old outfielder this offseason.


Report: Orioles talks with Colby Rasmus gaining steam


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) The Orioles contract talks with outfielder Colby Rasmus are gaining steam, according to ESPN.

The two sides have been linked for weeks now, but it's unclear whether Baltimore will pull the trigger. Manager Buck Showalter met with Rasmus a few weeks ago, but the team did not make an immediate offer following the meeting. Both sides are reportedly interested in a one-year deal. That would allow Rasmus to build his value and head into free agency following the 2015 season.

Rasmus is coming off a season in which he hit .225/.287/.448 over 346 at-bats.


Report: Rays interested in outfielder Colby Rasmus


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) Sources indicated the Rays have had discussions with outfielder Colby Rasmus, reports FOX Sports.

Rasmus is a free agent and hit .225 with 18 home runs and 40 RBI for the Blue Jays in 2014. The Orioles have also expressed interest in signing Rasmus.


No deal imminent between Orioles, Colby Rasmus


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2015) The Orioles are not close to a deal with outfielder Colby Rasmus, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The two sides have shown a mutual interest, but nothing is close. Manager Buck Showalter met with the 28-year-old outfielder on Saturday, but that didn't change the situation. Rasmus is open to joining the team on a one-year deal in order to rebuild his value. He hit .225/.287/.448 over 346 at-bats last year. 


Report: Orioles' Buck Showalter to meet with Colby Rasmus


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/31/2014) Orioles manager Buck Showalter will meet with free-agent outfielder Colby Rasmus, according to the Baltimore Sun.

A deal between the two sides is not close, though Baltimore does have interest in the 28-year-old outfielder. The meeting with Showalter will gauge whether Rasmus can fit in the Orioles clubhouse. Showalter had similar meetings with both Delmon Young and Nelson Cruz in previous seasons, so this isn't the first time he's met with a possible target. Rasmus was shipped out of St. Louis due to character concerns, though things have mostly been quiet on that front since he joined Toronto.

The Orioles are interested in bringing Rasmus in on a one-year deal, which would allow him to rebuild his value in order to make more money next offseason. Showalter and Rasmus are set to meet in the next couple of days. 

Rasmus is coming off a season in which he hit .225/.287/.448 over 346 at-bats.


Report: Cubs unlikely to add Colby Rasmus


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) The Cubs are unlikely to add outfielder Colby Rasmus, according to CSN Chicago.

The club reportedly met with Rasmus, and had been mentioned as one of the favorites to sign the 28-year-old outfielder. That not longer appears to be the case. The Cubs are said to be interested in adding an outfielder, but Rasmus is no longer on the team's radar. 

Rasmus hit .225/.287/.448 over 346 at-bats last season.