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Colby Rasmus | Outfielder | #28

Team: Baltimore Orioles
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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Orioles' manager Buck Showalter said Saturday that Colby Rasmus (hip) will not be ready to return from the disabled list when he's first eligible.
The outfielder's recovery from his hip injury has been going much slower than anticipated. At this point, it would be a surprise to see him back in the O's lineup before the end of April. Apr 14 - 11:29 AM

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An MRI on Colby Rasmus's hip came back negative.

Rasmus was played on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip flexor strain. He underwent the MRI on Tuesday to make sure there was no structrual damage, and the results came back "fine." He should be back with the Orioles at some point in late April.
Apr 11 - 5:49 PM

Colby Rasmus underwent an MRI on his left hip Tuesday.

The results aren't yet known. Rasmus landed on the disabled list over the weekend with a left hip flexor strain. He had surgery on the same hip back in 2016, so the Orioles just want to rule out anything serious.
Apr 10 - 4:48 PM

Orioles placed OF Colby Rasmus on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip flexor strain.

The perpetually-injured outfielder lasted just 23 plate appearances this time around before landing on the disabled list. There's no clear timetable for his return at the moment.
Apr 7 - 12:09 PM

Orioles selected the contract of OF Colby Rasmus from Triple-A Norfolk.

He's now officially a part of the 25-man roster, as expected. He'll be a platoon player in the corner outfield, and should get a significant amount of starts against right-handed pitching.
Mar 29 - 11:52 AM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday that the plan is for Colby Rasmus to start in right field versus right-handers.

Rasmus was given a minor league contract, but he'll make the team and serve on the strong side of a platoon in right, barring something unexpected. Austin Hays, Joey Rickard, Craig Gentry and Anthony Santander are options to start versus lefties. Rasmus walked away from the Rays last July after struggling to make a full recovery from hip surgery, but he appears to be healthy now and might have some deep fantasy league value.
Feb 25 - 3:01 PM

Orioles signed OF Colby Rasmus to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Rasmus walked away from the Rays last July after struggling to make a full recovery from hip surgery, but he apparently made positive strides this winter and should find himself in a right-field platoon this season in Baltimore. The 31-year-old posted a strong .896 OPS with nine home runs and 23 RBI in 37 games last summer for Tampa Bay before being placed on the disabled list (and then the restricted list). He could be an attractive DFS play at Camden Yards, but it's hard to put any trust in him in a season-long fantasy league.
Feb 21 - 11:36 AM

Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles "have turned their focus to a potential deal" with Colby Rasmus.

There was some question about whether Rasmus would return to baseball in 2018 after stepping away from the Rays last July due in part to complications related to his surgically-repaired hip. But the word is he has "mutual interest" in striking a deal with the O's. Encina says the 31-year-old would compete for a platoon spot in right field. Rasmus, a left-handed hitter, put up a .915 OPS against righties when he was healthy last season, though it was a small sample size.
Feb 21 - 8:51 AM

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

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

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