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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%: 18/11 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Astros' Colby Rasmus ties game with pinch-hit home run Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/24/2015) Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus came off the bench and provided one of the biggest hits of the game on Thursday. Rasmus launched a solo home run in the seventh inning, knotting the game up at 2-2. The Astros would go on to beat the Red Sox 4-3 in walk-off fashion.

The home run was Rasmus' 13th of the year, and the third in his last nine games. He's batting just .185 over those nine games however.


Colby Rasmus homers in Astros' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Astros right fielder Colby Rasmus hit a two-run home run in Sunday's win over Texas. 

Rasmus went 1 for 4. He added a walk and scored twice, his first game with multiple runs since June 21.

Rasmus went deep for the 12th time this season but just the second time since the start of July.  


Colby Rasmus replaces Jake Marisnick in Astros' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) Jake Marisnick gets a rest on Saturday, after starting 58 games and five of the last six in center field for the Astros. 

Colby Rasmus replaces Marisnick in the lineup, starting in center for the 23rd time this year. Rasmus moved over from left field. 

Alex Presley starts in left for the second time this year. 


Colby Rasmus homers for Astros' only run in loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2015) Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus hit a solo home run for the team's only run in Friday's loss to Tampa Bay.

Rasmus snapped an 11-game home run drought, going deep for the first time since June 21. 

Rasmus was 1 for his last 11 before Friday's game. He went 1 for 3 with his 11th homer of the year. 


Astros LF Colby Rasmus in lineup for first time since June 27


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus will be in the lineup on Saturday against the Red Sox.

Rasmus is returning to the lineup -- where he will bat sixth -- for the first time since June 27. He has been dealing with a lingering skin infection that has kept him out of play. 

Rasmus is hitting .247 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI in 194 at-bats this season.


Astros LF Colby Rasmus remains out with skin infection


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) A skin infection that has sidelined Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus since June 27 has him out again Friday night in Boston.

Rasmus, who was hospitalized with the condition, was on a 3-for-17 mini-slide before going down. He claimed to have been bitten by an unknown insect that caused a rash on his wrist and up his right arm, per the Houston Chronicle.

He added that he hopes to play Saturday.


Astros' Colby Rasmus still out on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) As expected, Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals. Rasmus was sent to the hospital on Monday due to a skin infection, and while he is still listed on the active roster, he will not be available on Wednesday.

The team has not provided any further details on Rasmus' condition. 


Astros OF Colby Rasmus (skin infection) hospitalized Monday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch said outfielder Colby Rasmus was hospitalized Monday night due to a skin infection on his wrist, according to the Houston Chronicle

The condition didn't worsen and it doesn't appear Rasmus is headed to the disabled list at this time. However, this weekend's road trip against the Red Sox is now in doubt for Rasmus. 

This season, Rasmus is hitting .247/.321/.485. 


Astros OF Colby Rasmus misses third straight start Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus missed a third straight start Monday against the Royals due to a skin infection.

Rasmus is batting .283 (13 for 46) with two home runs, four doubles, nine RBI, 10 runs, six walks and 15 strikeouts in his last 14 games.


Astros' Colby Rasmus remains sidelined Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus was not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, the team announced.

Rasmus also missed Saturday's contest because of a skin infection. George Springer was moved to center field with Domingo Santana playing right field.

The Astros are favored (-105) against the Yankees on Sunday.


Colby Rasmus scratched from Astros' lineup with skin infection


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Astros center fielder Colby Rasmus was a late scratch from the starting lineup with a skin infection, the team announced on Saturday.

George Springer moves over from right field to replace Rasmus. Domingo Santana enters the lineup in right field. 


Astros OF Colby Rasmus hits 10th home run of season Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus smacked his 10th home run of the season during Sunday's 6-2 win over Mariners.

Rasmus hit the two-run home run off Tom Wilhelmsen in the seventh inning. He finished the game 2 for 4 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored.

"It definitely feels good any time myself or my teammates hit a home run in a situation like that or any time during the game to give us the lead with the way our bullpen has done," Rasmus said, per MLB.com.

Prior to his two-hit game Sunday, Rasmus was hitting .320 with one home run and six RBI in his last eight games.


Jake Marisnick replaced by Colby Rasmus in Astros' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick is not in the team's starting lineup on Sunday. 

Marisnick has started 53 games this year, but Sunday will be the third straight game he's missed. 

Colby Rasmus will replace Marisnick in center. 


Astros OF Colby Rasmus returns from bereavement list


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/19/2015) Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus has returned from the bereavement list, the team announced on Friday. Rasmus has been away from the team since Tuesday.

Fellow outfielder Jake Marisnick was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, clearing room on the 25-man roster for Rasmus.


Astros OF Colby Rasmus to rejoin team Friday or Saturday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus is expected to rejoin the team Friday or Saturday, manager A.J. Hinch told reporters Thursday. Rasmus was placed on the bereavement list Tuesday.

Astros OF Colby Rasmus hits homer in win over Rockies


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus hit his ninth home run of the season in Monday night's 6-3 win over the Rockies. 

Rasmus finished the game 1 for 3. This was his first home run since May 19. Rasmus is now hitting .308 over his last 10 games. He's slashing .250/.324/.500 for the season. 


Report: Astros' Domingo Santana replacing Colby Rasmus (bereavement)


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Astros outfield prospect Domingo Santana could be on the verge of a call-up to the Major League team. 

Santana is traveling to meet the big league team, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle, citing sources. Santana will take the spot of Colby Rasmus, who is expected to be placed on bereavement leave

Santana is hitting .320 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI at Triple-A Fresno. 


Astros OF Colby Rasmus drives in three during Sunday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus went 2 for 4 at the plate with three RBI during Sunday's 13-0 win over the Mariners.

Rasmus drove in two of the runs when he singled off Roenis Elias in the first inning. He drove in another run on a single in the fourth. He also walked once and struck out twice. Over his last 12 games, Rasmus is 11 for 35 with three RBI.


Astros lineup against Sale sans Luis Valbuena, Colby Rasmus


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2015) A matchup against premier White Sox left-hander Chris Sale have third baseman Luis Valbuena and left fielder Colby Rasmus out of the lineup for the Astros on Monday night.

Rasmus has been equally effective against righties and lefties this season. He is 9-for-37 against the latter.

The same can not be claimed about Valbuena, who has just seven hits in 57 at-bats against southpaws.


OF Colby Rasmus hitting fifth for Astros against former team


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Outfielder Colby Rasmus draws the start in center and the No. 5 spot in the lineup as the Astros hit the road to face the Blue Jays, the first time Rasmus has played in Toronto since signing with Houston in the offseason. 

Rasmus spent three years in Toronto, blasting 63 homers and driving in 181 RBIs during his time there. So far, Rasmus' time in Houston hasn't been quite as productive, although he does have eight homers to go along with a .238 average. 

"I felt fine, just like I was walking into another stadium," Rasmus said. "I didn't get no butterflies or nothing like that. I just want to come in and try to win, help my team keep doing what we're doing."


Astros' Hinch: Colby Rasmus, Jake Marisnick not platooning


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch said on Wednesday that he's not employing a platoon in center field between Colby Rasmus and Jake Marisnick, MLB.com reports.

The righty Marisnick is in the lineup for a second straight day against a right-handed starter on Wednesday, while the lefty Rasmus is on the bench for the fifth time in the team's last six games. That stretch includes three straight against lefties over the weekend. Rasmus has actually performed better against lefties (.872 OPS) than righties (.765 OPS) this season. Marisnick has similarly been better against same-handed pitchers (.787 OPS) than lefties (.573 OPS).


Astros OF Colby Rasmus back in action Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is on the mound Monday night for Baltimore. And that means outfielder Colby Rasmus is back in the lineup for the Astros.

Rasmus is batting fifth and playing center against the Orioles after sitting out the weekend series against the lefty-dominant White Sox.

It remains to be seen if his 3-for-4 effort in his last start broke him free from a slump in which he managed just two hits in his previous 19 at-bats. Rasmus owns a decent slash line of .239/.333/.500.


Astros' Colby Rasmus sees no at-bats vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus didn't see an at-bat in his team's three-game series against the White Sox.

The Astros were up against three straight lefty starters this weekend, and the team went with Preston Tucker in left field and Jake Marisnick in center field in all three. Rasmus has hit .229/.357/.486 in 35 at-bats against lefties this season, but the team only employed him as a defensive replacement on Saturday.

Rasmus has hit .239/.303/.500 with eight home runs and 17 RBI in 138 at-bats.


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.