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Colby Rasmus | Outfielder

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Colby Rasmus broke a scoreless tie in the 10th inning with a solo home run, sending the Blue Jays to a win over the Rays on Thursday.
Rasmus pinch-hit for John Mayberry, Jr., who was pinch-hitting for Adam Lind. Jays manager John Gibbons pressed the right buttons, as Rasmus took a Steve Geltz pitch out to right field for his 17th homer of the season. Rasmus has been benched so that the Jays can look at their younger players in September, so his playing time will be scant over the final month. He's slashing .225/.287/.438 with 38 RBI. Sep 4 - 10:01 PM

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Colby Rasmus has been benched by the Blue Jays.

He was benched for tardiness back in July, but this benching is so the Jays can get a look at some other players. Rasmus is hitting just .225/.287/.438 on the season and will be a free agent this winter, so the decision makes sense. Anthony Gose and Kevin Pillar figure to get most of the playing time in center field down the stretch, though Dalton Pompey could also get some looks.
Sep 3 - 5:41 PM

Colby Rasmus returned to the Blue Jays lineup with a bang on Friday, reaching base three times in a losing effort against the Yankees.

Rasmus, who missed the past couple of games due to illness, went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. He also drew a walk in the contest. Even with the terrific night though, he's still slashing a meager .227/.290/.442 with 16 homers and 37 RBI in his 94 contests.
Aug 30 - 5:18 AM

Colby Rasmus was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to illness.

Kevin Pillar is taking his spot in center field. Rasmus should be fine in a day or two.
Aug 26 - 6:23 PM

Colby Rasmus belted a two-run home run, his only hit in four at-bats, as the Jays were easily dispatched by the Orioles on Tuesday.

The Jays were able to hammer out 12 hits and draw four walks, but Rasmus was able to drive in two of their only three runs on the evening with his fourth-inning two-run blast off of Bud Norris. Rasmus has been all-or-nothing this season, slashing a lopsided .219/.280/.450 with 15 home runs and 35 RBI on the season.
Aug 5 - 11:07 PM

Colby Rasmus was benched Thursday due to tardiness.

Rasmus was apparently consistently late to the park during last weekend's series in New York and showed up well after everyone else on Thursday in Houston. It's not clear at this point if the benching might be a multi-game situation. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is expected to address the issue shortly.
Jul 31 - 8:05 PM

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4, including a solo home run, as the Blue Jays enjoyed a victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Rasmus broke a scoreless tie in the top of the second, taking Rubby De La Rosa out to center field. The 27-year-old outfielder has been quiet as the month of July has gone on, but still maintains a slugging-heavy .223/.285/.459 slash line with 14 home runs and 33 RBI.
Jul 29 - 10:26 PM

Colby Rasmus was 2-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against the Rangers.

His solo blast off Yu Darvish in the seventh inning was the only offense of the night for the Blue Jays. Rasmus came into Friday's action with a 2-for-23 slump. He's only hitting .217 this season, but has 13 home runs in just 60 games.
Jul 18 - 10:16 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday that he will platoon Colby Rasmus and Darin Mastroianni in center field for a while until someone gets hot.

Rasmus has 12 homers and 27 RBI over 54 games this season, but he's batting just .216/.270/.463 overall and is hitting .167/.286/.333 versus lefties. It's worth a shot, but Mastroianni (a career .218/.283/.300 hitter over 290 plate appearances) is unlikely to do much damage.
Jul 7 - 8:12 PM

Colby Rasmus (wrist) grounded out as a pinch hitter in the 11th inning of Friday's loss to the Athletics.

Rasmus was kept out of the starting lineup on Thursday and Friday after tweaking his wrist when crashing into the wall during Wednesday's contest. It sounds as though he's good to go though and should be back in the lineup on Saturday.
Jul 5 - 4:11 AM

Colby Rasmus' wrist injury isn't considered serious.

Rasmus tweaked the wrist when he hit the wall during Wednesday's game. He's sitting out Thursday but should be back in there in a day or two.
Jul 3 - 8:20 PM

Colby Rasmus is not in Thursday's lineup due to a wrist injury.

Rasmus is being evaluated to determine the seriousness of the ailment. It's not clear at this point how the outfielder was injured. Anthony Gose is in center field Thursday in Rasmus' place.
Jul 3 - 6:54 PM

Colby Rasmus hit an RBI single in his first game back from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Rasmus was out for over a month with a right hamstring strain. The 27-year-old center fielder is batting just .223 with a .265 OBP but he has 20 RBI in 38 games.
Jun 19 - 4:02 AM

Colby Rasmus (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Rasmus hit just .130 on his rehab assignment, but his hamstring feels fine and that's the main thing. The outfielder was batting .222/.266/.489 with nine homers and 19 RBI over 37 contests before landing on the disabled list.
Jun 17 - 10:35 PM

Colby Rasmus (hamstring) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Monday in his latest rehab game with Triple-A Buffalo.

Rasmus is now just 3-for-19 with nine strikeouts during his rehab assignment. He's healthy, but the Blue Jays might want to see some better results before bringing him back from the DL. The 27-year-old outfielder has been sidelined for a month with a strained right hamstring.
Jun 17 - 10:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
3George Kottaras
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
3Matt Hague
2B1Steve Tolleson
2Munenori Kawasaki
3Ryan Goins
4Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Anthony Gose
2Kevin Pillar
3Dalton Pompey
4Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4J.A. Happ
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Daniel Norris
9Brandon Morrow
10Sean Nolin
11Kendall Graveman