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Colby Rasmus | Outfielder | #28

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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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Colby Rasmus (ear) has been cleared to resume baseball activities.
Rasmus was placed on the disabled list August 5 with a cyst in his right ear and underwent surgery a week later to remove the thing. It had been bothering him since the All-Star break and he was just 4-for-70 (.057) with 25 strikeouts since the beginning of July. The impending free agent outfielder should be ready to return to the Astros' active roster in about 10 days. Aug 24 - 11:27 AM

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Colby Rasmus underwent surgery Wednesday to remove a cyst from his right ear.

It's an ailment that's bothered him since before the All-Star break before he was finally placed on the disabled list on Sunday. The Astros hope he'll be ready to return in mid-September, but they're not sure if that will happen since it's an unusual injury. "This is an unusual situation for us," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "We haven’t dealt with it before, so we’re not really sure on the time to get him back into action. But at least he’s gotten it taken care of and the surgery was successful."
Aug 12 - 5:54 PM

Astros placed OF Colby Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 5, with a cyst in his right ear.

The outfielder has been dealing with the issue dating back to prior to the All-Star break. Rasmus has been in an extended slump, going just 4-for-70 at the plate since the beginning of July. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Preston Tucker and Jake Marisnick figure to receive the bulk of the at-bats in Rasmus' place, with Tony Kemp also mixed in.
Aug 7 - 11:30 AM

Colby Rasmus is not in the Astros lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

Rasmus is hitless in his last 23 at-bats and now holds the lowest batting average in the American League at .211. Preston Tucker will fill in at left field and bat sixth against right-hander Lucas Harrell on Saturday. Fantasy owners should stay far away from Rasmus right now.
Aug 6 - 5:44 PM

Colby Rasmus went hitless in a fifth straight game Wednesday in the loss to the Blue Jays.

He's hitless in 12 of his last 14 starts, which is pretty remarkable. During that span, he's 2-for-55. Rasmus was one of the AL's best players for the first three weeks of the season and he's been one of its worst since. If Preston Tucker can get hot, Rasmus could lose a bunch of playing time.
Aug 3 - 11:35 PM

Colby Rasmus clobbered a two-run homer on Wednesday, powering the Astros to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Yankees.

His towering drive off Masahiro Tanaka capped off a three-run uprising in the third inning and proved to be too big of a deficit for the Yankees to overcome. Rasmus finished the night 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. He has been mired in an extreme slump lately, with his season slash falling to .227/.304/.380 to go along with 12 homers and 45 RBI.
Jul 27 - 11:08 PM

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.

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

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
1B1A.J. Reed
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Luis Valbuena
LF1Alex Bregman
2Colby Rasmus
3Tony Kemp
CF1Jake Marisnick
2Teoscar Hernandez
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
2Preston Tucker
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Michael Feliz
7Chris Devenski
8Brad Peacock