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Colby Rasmus | Outfielder | #28

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (28) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Astros OF Colby Rasmus has accepted a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.
The news was first reported by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Thursday and is now official. Rasmus becomes the first player ever to accept a qualifying offer since they were first instituted in 2012. The 29-year-old hit .238/.314/.475 with 25 homers and 61 RBI this past season with the Astros. Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:29:00 PM

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According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Colby Rasmus will accept the Astros' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.

Rasmus would be the first player to accept a qualifying offer under the current system. The 29-year-old hit .238/.314/.475 with 25 homers and 61 RBI last season with the Astros. As teams have gotten more liberal with qualifying offers this was bound to happen eventually.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Astros extended OF Colby Rasmus a $15.8 million qualifying offer.

This one was not expected. Rasmus batted hit .238/.314/.475 with 25 homers in the regular season for the Astros and then starred for them in the Wild Card Game and ALDS, which wound up being enough to get the qualifying offer. There might be an outside chance that he accepts it, but a few teams would probably be willing to give Rasmus a multi-year deal.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 03:47:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman hears that the Astros "more likely than not" will decline to make a qualifying offer to impending free agent Colby Rasmus.

Rasmus hit .238/.314/.475 with 25 homers in the regular season for the Astros and then starred for them in the playoffs, but it's no surprise that Houston isn't keen on committing $15.8 million to him next year. That said, the 29-year-old figures to be able to grab a multi-year deal from someone over the winter after having to settle for a one-year, $8 million pact last offseason.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 10:29:00 AM

Colby Rasmus homered for the third time in three postseason games, but it wasn't enough for the Astros to overcome the Royals in Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday.

Rasmus got the Astros on the board with an RBI double in the first inning. He then tagged Johnny Cueto for a solo homer in the third inning, increasing the Astros advantage to 4-1. Unfortunately for the Houston faithful, that would wind up being the extent of their offense. The dynamic outfielder is extremely locked in at the dish right now, hitting .444 with three homers, five RBI and a stolen base through three postseason contests.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 07:27:00 PM

Colby Rasmus hit a solo home run and stole a base in Thursday's 5-2 Game 1 win in the ALDS.

Rasmus homered in Tuesday's Wild Card win over the Yankees and did it again in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. The 29-year-old outfielder connected for the solo shot against Royals reliever Ryan Madson in the seventh inning. He also stole his first base of the postseason in the affair. Don't expect to see that too much, though. Rasmus swiped just two bags in 137 regular season games. He'll try to keep his bat hot (if not his wheels) for Friday's Game 2 showdown with mid-season Royals acquisition Johnny Cueto.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 11:47:00 PM

Colby Rasmus launched a solo homer and drew a walk in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Rasmus got the scoring going with a long blast to right field off of Masahiro Tanaka in the second inning. It was one of just five hits on the night for the Astros, but they also drew five walks and managed to scrape together three runs. Rasmus has been wielding a hot power bat of late, having now homered seven times in his last 13 games.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 11:26:00 PM

Colby Rasmus slugged two home runs in the Astros' win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday night.

It was a pair of solo bombs, and they helped the 'Stros grab a must-win in Arizona. Rasmus has 25 home runs and 61 RBI in 136 games this season with a respectable .792.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 11:51:00 PM

Colby Rasmus is not in the Astros starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the Rangers.

With tough opposing southpaw Derek Holland taking the hill for the Rangers, Rasmus will have a seat in favor of Jake Marisnick who will bat ninth and patrol center field for the Astros.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10:54:00 AM

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's 5-1 win over the A's.

Rasmus socked a solo home run in the second against A's starter Aaron Brooks, then bested that with a two-run shot in the eighth off the aged ghost of Barry Zito. The two bombs pushed his season homer total to 21. This is his fourth season with at least 20 homers and his first since 2013. The outfielder's hitting to a .237/.312/.461 batting line overall.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a strikeout in Friday's win over the Twins.

Rasmus took a Mike Pelfrey offering for a ride with a runner on in the second inning. It was his 18th bomb of the season. While the power numbers are on-point, his overall triple-slash is considerably lacking in terms of average, as he's hitting just .230/.298/.449.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 12:05:00 AM

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Tigers.

Rasmus hit his solo homers in back-to-back innings (the second and third), a sign of just how ineffective Tigers starter Matt Boyd was on the afternoon. The two bombs gave him 17 for the season and upped his RBI total to 44. He's slashing .239/.311/.475 across 305 at-bats. Sunday's power display also drew him to within shouting distance of his career-best for home runs in a season, as he hit 23 in 2010 and 2012.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 06:14:00 PM

Colby Rasmus (knee) struck out in two of his four hitless plate appearances in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Rasmus had to be scratched from Friday's lineup with soreness in his left knee, but he'll be fine. He's hit .236/.309/.455 with 15 homers this season.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 08:27:00 AM

Colby Rasmus was scratched from Friday's lineup with a sore left knee.

It doesn't sound like a big deal, but the Astros will give him a day to rest. Preston Tucker is in right field and Evan Gattis is in left Friday.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 05:18:00 PM

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's loss to the A's.

For a short while, it looked like Rasmus' three-run homer in the ninth inning might secure a 4-3 win for the Astros. Reliever Luke Gregerson dashed those hopes when he allowed two runs in the bottom of the frame. It was a tough series for the Astros, who are desperately looking for a parachute to stop their recent losing ways. Rasmus is hitting .238/.310/.452 with 14 homers and 41 RBI this season.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 08:35:00 PM

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