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Colby Rasmus | Outfielder | #28

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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Rays placed OF Colby Rasmus on the restricted list.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times says Rasmus has informed the Rays that he wants to "step away" from baseball, and he is not expected to return this season. Rasmus has been sidelined since the middle of June because of lingering discomfort in his surgically-repaired hip. He had a cool .896 OPS with nine home runs and 23 RBI in 37 games this season for the Rays. Thu, Jul 13, 2017 03:53:00 PM

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Colby Rasmus (hip) is not ready to come off the 10-day disabled list.

Rasmus has been out for exactly 10 days (as of Thursday) and he had been aiming to return when first eligible, but his surgically-repaired hip is still giving him trouble. There's no timetable at this point for him to even begin a minor league rehab assignment. It's going to be a while.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 09:49:00 AM

Rays placed OF Colby Rasmus on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 19, with left hip tendinitis.

It's the same hip Rasmus had surgery on last October, which isn't terribly encouraging. However, Rasmus said that he expects to return when first eligible on June 29.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 03:26:00 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that Colby Rasmus has "a little bit of a sore hip."

That explains his absence from the Rays' last two games, and why he's sitting again Wednesday with the Reds starting a right-hander. Rasmus has posted an impressive .896 OPS with nine home runs and 23 RBI in 37 games this season for Tampa Bay. He's considered day-to-day.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 10:28:00 AM

Colby Rasmus finished 3-for-4 with a double in a loss to the Tigers on Thursday.

Rasmus had three of the Rays' nine hits on the evening but couldn't plate a run or score one of his own in the contest. During a seven-game hitting streak, the outfielder is 11-for-22 with two doubles and two homers. With the good stretch, Rasmus has his overall line up to .292/.331/.602 in 35 games.
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 12:52:00 AM

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the A's.

Rasmus cracked a game-tying solo home run off Liam Hendricks in the sixth inning. It was his ninth dinger of the season. He has had the power stroke working in recent days, swatting three homers in his last eight games. For the campaign as a whole, Rasmus is slashing .260/.306/.577 with nine homers and 22 RBI in 32 games played. A hip injury cost him the first month of the season.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 07:06:00 PM

Colby Rasmus went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a loss against the Twins on Saturday.

He did not start the game because the Twins were starting a left-hander. He was called upon to pinch-hit for Peter Bourjos leading off the seventh inning. He grounded out in that at-bat and then hit the home run in the ninth inning off Twins closer Brandon Kintzler. Rasmus missed the first month of the season with a hip injury but has played well since being activated. He is batting .254/.315/.582 with six homers and 15 RBI in 67 at-bats.
Sat, May 27, 2017 06:06:00 PM

Colby Rasmus drove in all four Rays runs with a single and a double Thursday against the Angels.

Rasmus has fanned 28 times in 71 plate appearances since coming off the DL, but he's still been productive, batting .246 with five homers and 14 RBI in 19 games. His performance mirrors the Rays' offense as a whole to this point of the season; the team is on pace to blow away the MLB record for strikeouts in a season, but it's still scoring runs at a pretty good clip.
Thu, May 25, 2017 04:34:00 PM

Colby Rasmus smacked a solo homer and reached base three times Tuesday in Cleveland.

Rasmus got the scoring going in the second inning with the first of four longballs off of Danny Salazar. It was his fourth home run already for the Rays in just 11 games, as he's sporting a nifty 1.048 OPS.
Tue, May 16, 2017 09:31:00 PM

Colby Rasmus went 3-for-5 and cranked a grand slam in a lopsided win over the Royals on Wednesday.

The Rays were already ahead 8-0 when Rasmus took Peter Moylan deep with the bases juiced in the eighth inning. Rasmus missed the first month of the season with a hip injury but has hit the ground running upon his return. He is batting .320/.433/.800 with three home runs and eight RBI in eight games.
Wed, May 10, 2017 10:29:00 PM

Colby Rasmus reached four times Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with a double, three walks and two runs scored.

Rasmus is 5-for-20 with two homers and five walks since coming off the disabled list. That's good for an 1.100 OPS.
Tue, May 9, 2017 11:42:00 PM

Colby Rasmus homered and tripled in the Rays' loss to the Royals on Monday.

Rasmus was stranded at third base after his leadoff triple in the bottom of the second inning, so he took matters into his own hands with a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth. The 30-year-old outfielder is 4-for-17 with two homers and four RBI in six games since his May 2 activation from the disabled list.
Mon, May 8, 2017 10:52:00 PM

Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's win over the Rays.

He hit a two-run homer in the sixth and drove in a run with a fielder's choice groundout in the eighth. The longball was his first of the year. Rasmus missed the first month of the season while recovering from hip surgery.
Sat, May 6, 2017 08:28:00 PM

Rays activated OF Colby Rasmus from the 10-day disabled list.

To make room for him, the Rays designated Shane Peterson for assignment. Rasmus is finally ready to make his Rays debut after missing the first month of the year with hip and core injuries. His rehab was also slowed by a lingering illness. Expect him to platoon with Peter Bourjos in left field.
Tue, May 2, 2017 02:34:00 PM

Colby Rasmus (hip, illness) could be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Rasmus' return from hip surgery has been slowed due to illness, but he joined the Rays on Monday and was able to take batting practice in the cage during the game. Even if he isn't activated Tuesday, he's very close. Rasmus figures to split time between the outfield and DH spot upon activation.
Tue, May 2, 2017 01:05:00 PM