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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
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Colby Rasmus (illness) remained out of the Astros' lineup Sunday.
Rasmus has been battling an illness for a few days, although there's a good chance he would've been on the bench Sunday regardless with the A's starting lefty Sean Manaea. The club has Jake Marisnick in left field. A.J. Reed is also sitting versus the southpaw, as Marwin Gonzalez is at first base and Evan Gattis is in the designated hitter spot. Jul 10 - 11:18 AM

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Colby Rasmus (illness) is not in the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

Rasmus looked prime for a good game against right-hander Kendall Graveman, but an illness will keep him on the sidelines. Expect him to return to action on Sunday.
Jul 9 - 1:26 PM

Colby Rasmus is absent from the Astros' lineup Friday.

It's a rare day off against a righty for Rasmus, who didn't play Thursday, either, after striking out in all five plate appearances Wednesday. Jake Marisnick is in left field.
Jul 8 - 4:28 PM

Colby Rasmus is not in the Astros' lineup Thursday against the Athletics.

Instead, Jake Marisnick will draw the start in left field and bat eighth versus A's lefty Rich Hill. The slumping Rasmus has been held out of the lineup three out of the last six games. He's left the yard just five times since exploding for seven home runs in the season's opening month.
Jul 7 - 5:44 PM

Colby Rasmus hit his 11th home run of the year in a win over the Mariners on Tuesday.

Rasmus hit a two-run shot off Mariners starter Taijuan Walker in the fourth inning. It's been a tale of two first halves for the 29-year-old, who hit seven of his 11 home runs in the month of April. He's cooled considerably since that scorching hot start, batting .249/.330/.409 with 42 RBI overall.
Jul 5 - 11:21 PM

Colby Rasmus is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

The Astros are facing a second straight lefty, so Rasmus is again on the bench. Jake Marisnick is in left field. Luis Valbuena is also on the bench, as Marwin Gonzalez is handling third base.

Colby Rasmus is not in the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

With tough left-hander Chris Sale on the mound for the opposition, it's a good time to get Rasmus a breather. Jake Marisnick will start in left field and bat ninth for the Astros.
Jul 2 - 12:05 PM

Colby Rasmus is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Angels.

Marwin Gonzalez will start in left field while Jake Marisnick plays center field. Carlos Gomez will serve as the designated hitter.

Colby Rasmus filled the box score by going 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored on Friday versus the Royals.

Rasmus played like an MVP for the first three weeks of the season but had been awful ever since. Tonight he cheered his owners up immensely. Rasmus has been very streaky throughout his career, so perhaps this game is the start of something good. He now has a .245 batting average with ten home runs, 26 runs, 39 RBI and four steals.
Jun 25 - 1:26 AM

Colby Rasmus is not in the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

He'll take a seat in favor of Jake Marisnick with southpaw Cody Reed on the hill for the Reds. Rasmus has fallen off a cliff since his hot start, slashing a cringe-inducing .199/.265/.287 with three homers and a 57/16 K/BB ratio in 43 games since April 24.
Jun 18 - 12:12 PM

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

Making his return to Busch Stadium, Rasmus connected on a Jaime Garcia pitch to lead off the fifth inning with his ninth homer. Those numbers are a bit misleading -- seven of those nine homers came by April 24, and he hit just .194/.250/.255 with one home run in May. He's hitting .227/.317/.394 overall with 36 RBI and 21 runs scored.
Jun 14 - 10:39 PM

Colby Rasmus went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts versus the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

19 games into the season, Rasmus was hitting .293/.440/.707 with seven homers and 18 RBI. Since then, he's hit .183 with one homer and 40 strikeouts in 30 games. He'll bounce back at some point, but this is ugly right now and it's surprising the Astros are still hitting him cleanup against righties.
Jun 2 - 5:07 PM

Colby Rasmus is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

He'll take a seat against left-hander Patrick Corbin. Carlos Gomez is back in center field Tuesday while Jake Marisnick will start in left.
May 31 - 1:16 PM

Colby Rasmus was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Orioles for arguing a called third strike.

Rasmus took issue with Dana DeMuth's strike zone in the bottom of the sixth and apparently uttered one of the magic words. Jake Marisnick took over in center field. Rasmus finished the evening 0-for-3.
May 24 - 10:11 PM

Colby Rasmus had an RBI single Friday against the Rangers.

Rasmus singled home Jose Altuve in the ninth inning, but the Astros were unable to keep the rally going against Sam Dyson. The 29-year-old has now hit safely in six straight games, but his production has dropped off sharply over the past month.
May 20 - 11:23 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
1B1Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
2Danny Worth
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
2Preston Tucker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Will Harris
2Ken Giles
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Scott Feldman
7Michael Feliz
8Chris Devenski