by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus smacked his seventh home run Tuesday during a loss to the Rays. In fact, he scored two of the team's three runs in the loss.
Rasmus, batting seventh, went deep in the fifth inning off starter Alex Cobb. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and is batting .234 on the year.
The 26-year-old Rasmus has really struggled in May and has dropped his batting almost 20 full points over his last 10 games. He does have seven homers and 19 RBI, however.
Colby Rasmus posts two-hit night
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus had a nice night at the plate on Tuesday during a 10-6 win over the Giants. Rasmus went 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI.
Rasmus' single to right field in the first inning drove in Mark DeRosa. He later scored in the six-run first inning against San Francisco.
The two-hit game gives Rasmus a .238 batting average. He's been picking up the run production of late and has six homers and 16 RBI over 122 at-bats. That said, he's also struck out at least once in nine straight games with 56 Ks.
Colby Rasmus ends homer drought
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus hit his fifth home run of the year Monday against the Rays. Rasmus's two-run shot off starter Jeremy Hellickson in the third inning put Toronto on the board.
He was 1 for 4 with two RBI, a walk and a run scored in the 8-7 win.
Rasmus, who had gone 17 games since his last homer, is batting .300 (9 for 30) with a home run and four RBI over his last nine games.
No need to consider Colby Rasmus undroppable
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) I can't say I disagree with Fantasy owners cutting ties with Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus. He's not one of those players you end up regret dropping.
If you recall, Rasmus did most of his damage last season batting second. This year, he's mostly batted seventh under a new manager -- John Gibbons. He's produced a .276 average hitting seventh, but has just one home run and 25 strikeouts in 19 games. Rasmus has actually thrived hitting eighth (.333, two HRs, five RBI in four games), but Gibbons hasn't kept him in that spot in the lineup.
Rasmus might get on a hot streak, which at that point in time you might reconsider adding him. However, Rasmus has proven to be a streaky hitter, so you just ride the hot streak and cut bait again when he cools off.
Colby Rasmus scores twice for Jays
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus went 2 for 3 on Sunday during a win over the Yankees. Rasmus doubled and drove in a run during the game and also scored twice. He's batting .250 on the year and has gone 3 for 7 in his last two games since snapping an 0-for-7 stretch at the plate.
Blue Jays give Colby Rasmus a break
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) The Blue Jays kept outfielder Colby Rasmus out of the starting lineup Sunday in Kansas City. Rasmus struggled in his last game, Saturday against the Royals, as he went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts.
Rasmus is batting .222 on the year with three home runs and five RBI over 10 games. He has at least one base hit in seven of his 10 contests but just one multi-hit game. Rasmus also has struck out 16 times and has an on-base percentage of .300 with only four walks.
Colby Rasmus goes deep for Toronto
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus had a nice game Saturday, as Toronto won at home over Boston. Batting eighth, Rasmus hit his second home run of the season.
Rasmus went deep in the sixth inning off reliever Alfredo Aceves. He hit a three-run shot with one out in the inning in the 5-0 win.
The veteran outfielder went 1 for 4 with three RBI and is batting .167 to start the year. He has four RBI in five games and 18 at-bats.
Colby Rasmus hits first home run of season
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus took part in Thursday's fireworks, hitting one of the team's five home runs in a 10-8 win over the Indians. It was the only hit of the game for Rasmus and his first hit of the season, leaving him with a .091/.167/.394 line through three games.
Colby Rasmus connects for grand slam
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus had just one hit in four plate appearances against the Rays Wednesday, but he made it a good one, connecting for a grand slam in the Blue Jays' 6-1 win. Rasmus is hitting .175/.365/.325 with two home runs this spring. He's also showing the ability to get on base with 11 walks in 52 plate appearances.
Colby Rasmus connects for first spring HR
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus, who missed some time this spring with a pectoral injury, homered for the first time this spring on Thursday. Rasmus hit a solo homer off Roberto Hernandez in the fifth inning, breaking open a scoreless game. Rasmus finished 1 for 3 and is batting .179 (5 for 28) through 11 spring games. He also has two RBI and eight walks.
Rasmus back in action
(3/9/2013) After missing time due to a strained right pectoral muscle, Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus returned to action in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Tigers. He went 0 for 2 with a walk in the 4-2 win. "It was just sore for a few days," Rasmus told MLB.com. "At first, I thought I hurt something in my shoulder. I didn't really know what it was. Then, I got an MRI on my shoulder, [an] MRI on my neck, so it was just that the muscles in there got banged pretty good when the bat slid out of my hand. It took a little time to get them back to where the next day I wasn't waking up sore."
Rasmus pushed back again
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/7/2013) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus was expected to make his return to Grapefruit league action Thursday, however he has been pushed back yet again, due to lingering soreness in his non-throwing shoulder. Manager John Gibbons told reporters that he will be able to play this weekend, however, and the injury is not being considered a big deal. "Trust me, I'm being up front, he said. No top secrets here."
Rasmus taking longer than expected
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/5/2013) Toronto outfielder Colby Rasmus (shoulder) likely won't play in Grapefruit League action again until Thursday, reports MLB.com. Rasmus was scratched last Thursday due to a sore non-throwing shoulder. He's taking a bit longer than expected to return.
Rasmus has sore shoulder
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/28/2013) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus was scratched from Thursday's spring lineup against the Yankees because of a sore right (non-throwing) shoulder. "He was a little tender, non-throwing shoulder, no big deal, so we just made the switch," manager John Gibbons said, per MLB.com. "He felt it yesterday after the game. Today it was bothering him a little bit."
Consistency the key for Rasmus
(2/18/2013)Colby Rasmus has gained a reputation throughout his career for changing his swing but the Blue Jays are hoping to find a more consistent approach for the 26-year-old. Hitting coach Chad Mottola told MLB.com that Rasmus would change things when in a slump but believes he could be an even better hitter sticking to one philosophy. "The talent in him is unbelievable," Mottola said Monday. "The things he does, the way he gets to the front of the box, and we're just going to get his quick hands to work in his favour rather than going through swing changes all year."
Jays, Rasmus agree to deal
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/14/2013) The Toronto Blue Jays and outfielder Colby Rasums have agreed to a one-year, $4.675 million deal for the 2013 season, avoiding arbitration between the two sides. Rasmus, in his first full season with the Blue Jays following a mid-2011 trade from St. Louis, hit .223 last year, tying a career high with 23 home runs.