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Colby Rasmus | Outfielder

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Colby Rasmus finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Athletics.
Rasmus hit his eighth homer, a two-run shot, in the eighth inning of the win. The outfielder also doubled in the game. Rasmus has just 16 RBI despite his eight homers, and he's hitting .243/.310/.530 overall. May 20 - 12:39 AM

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Colby Rasmus is not in the Astros' lineup Monday against the Astros.

He's taking a seat against left-hander Drew Pomeranz. Preston Tucker will start in left field and bat fifth.
May 18 - 4:22 PM

Colby Rasmus is not in the Astros' lineup Friday.

It's just a routine day of rest. Preston Tucker is in left field in Rasmus' place.
May 15 - 4:29 PM

Colby Rasmus is not in the Astros' lineup Monday.

He's sitting with the Rangers throwing lefty Ross Detwiler. Robbie Grossman is in left field in Rasmus' place.
May 4 - 4:40 PM

Colby Rasmus hit his fourth home run of the season in Wednesday's win over the Padres.

Rasmus hit a two-run shot off Andrew Cashner in the top of the fourth inning that proved to be the game-winning run. He finished with one hit in four at-bats. The embattled outfielder has four homers and nine RBI this year, and he's sporting a positively Rasmus-like .254/.319/.524 line while playing mainly in left field for the Astros.
Apr 29 - 6:27 PM

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a two-run home run to help the Astros take down the Padres on Monday.

Rasmus got both of his hits late, singling in a run and scoring in the eighth inning, then slugging a two-run homer in the ninth. Rasmus, who has seen a majority of his plate appearances come against right-handed pitching, is batting .273/.333/.527 with three home runs and seven RBI in 60 plate appearances.
Apr 28 - 1:43 AM

Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's win against the Mariners.

Rasmus broke a 2-2 tie with a fifth-inning home run off of Hisashi Iwakuma. As usual, he hasn't done much in the average or on-base percentage departments, but has hit for good power. Rasmus has a .200/.273/.500 with two home runs, a double, and a triple in 33 plate appearances.
Apr 21 - 1:39 AM

Astros signed OF Colby Rasmus to a one-year, $8 million contract.

The deal came together quickly on Tuesday. Rasmus batted just .225/.287/.448 in 2014 for the Blue Jays, but he had a really good 2013 and was once a top prospect in the Cardinals' system. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow actually selected Rasmus in the first round of the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft, when he was the Cardinals' vice president of player procurement, so it's a reunion of sorts. Rasmus will try to rebuild his value at age 28. He should remain a decent power threat in fantasy.
Jan 20 - 5:04 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman hears that the Astros and free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus have agreed to a one-year contract.

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi hears that it will be worth $8 million. Rasmus gives the Astros yet another option for center field along with Jake Marisnick and George Springer. They have a lot of moving pieces in their lineup, including the recently-acquired Evan Gattis.
Jan 20 - 3:30 PM

Colby Rasmus told Brian McTaggart of MLB.com that he's in Houston for a physical.

Rasmus said nothing is done, but this would seem to indicate that the two sides are very close to a deal. The 28-year-old appears upbeat about the possibility. "I've always been tight with [GM Jeff Luhnow] and he's always been good to me," Rasmus told McTaggart. The Orioles and Rays have also been mentioned as possibilities for Rasmus in recent weeks.
Jan 20 - 1:58 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros are talking to free agent outfielder Colby Ramsus.

SB Nation's Crawfish Boxes heard a tip that Rasmus is in the Houston area, which is an indication that something could be close. At the very least, the Astros should be considered a strong possibility in the wake of the Dexter Fowler deal. It's worth noting that Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has a connection with Rasmus dating back to his days with the Cardinals. Houston would be a decent landing spot for Rasmus from a fantasy perspective, but he'd be yet another high-strikeout guy in a lineup that already has a bunch of them.
Jan 20 - 1:34 PM

Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that free agent Colby Rasmus is seeking a one-year deal in excess of the $7 million he made in 2014.

Encina adds that $7 million is more than the Orioles are willing to pay. Talks between Rasmus and the Orioles had reportedly been "gaining steam" lately. Rasmus has also talked with the Rays. The 28-year-old batted .225/.287/.448 with 18 home runs and 40 RBI in 376 plate appearances for the Blue Jays in 2014.
Jan 15 - 1:30 PM

Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that talks between the Orioles and Colby Rasmus are "gaining steam."

Manager Buck Showalter flew down to Alabama to meet with Rasmus last weekend and the outfielder has looked like the team's top target for a while. He's expected to only require a one-year contract, in which case he would be a nice gamble by the Orioles. Rasmus hit just .225/.287/.448 in 2014 but batted .276/.338/.501 in 2013.
Jan 8 - 9:26 PM

According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Rays have had discussions with free agent Colby Rasmus.

The division-rival Orioles are also pursuing Rasmus -- so much so that manager Buck Showalter flew down to Alabama to meet with the 28-year-old outfielder this past weekend at his offseason home. Rasmus struggled in 2014 with the Blue Jays, but he's shown flashes of high-level production in the past and the belief is that he would be willing to accept a one-year deal. It'd be a worthwhile flier for Tampa Bay.
Jan 5 - 3:22 PM

Colby Rasmus came away with a "very favorable impression" of Orioles manager Buck Showalter after the two met this weekend, per FOX Sports' Jon Morosi.

Showalter flew down to Colby's offseason home in Alabama for a face-to-face meeting. The Orioles are obviously in serious pursuit of the 28-year-old free agent outfielder, who's thought to be open to a one-year deal after finishing the 2014 season with a rough .225/.287/.448 batting line. Rasmus hit .276/.338/.501 in 2013.
Jan 5 - 1:18 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Roberto Hernandez
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Brad Peacock
7Lance McCullers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Joe Thatcher
8Samuel Deduno
9Jake Buchanan