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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 (hip, groin) is not expected to play again this season.
Rasmus has been sent to Philadelphia to see a specialist for his hip/groin issue. It's worth noting that he's not even listed on the lineup card for Monday's game. Rasmus returned to the Astros on a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer this season, but he'll finish the year with an ugly .206/.286/.355 batting line over 107 games. Sep 26 - 5:28 PM

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Colby Rasmus is dealing with a hip/groin issue.

He also has vertigo-like symptoms related to a cyst in his right ear that was surgically removed last month. Rasmus has been sidelined since September 18 and might not play in another game this season for Houston. He's currently exploring treatment options.
Sep 26 - 3:42 PM

Colby Rasmus (ear, vertigo) remains unavailable.

Rasmus had a cyst removed from his ear last month, which has led to dizziness and other vertigo-like symptoms. He's had a miserable second half, hitting .095 with 30 strikeouts in 95 at-bats. Jake Marisnick, Tony Kemp and Marwin Gonzalez have all seen time in left field during his absence.
Sep 24 - 6:57 PM

Colby Rasmus (ear) remained out of the Astros' lineup Friday.

Rasmus has been experiencing vertigo-like symptoms again and has been unavailable for a few days. Tony Kemp is in left field Friday.
Sep 23 - 4:31 PM

Colby Rasmus (ear, vertigo) was unavailable Tuesday and remains unavailable on Wednesday.

Rasmus returned August 30 after missing four weeks following surgery to remove a cyst from his right ear. That cyst was causing him vertigo-like symptoms and dizziness, and he told reporters Wednesday that he again doesn't feel right. It's a scary situation for the 30-year-old impending free agent.
Sep 21 - 1:45 PM

Colby Rasmus homered in his first game off the disabled list Tuesday against the Athletics.

Rasmus hadn't played since August 4 after undergoing surgery to remove a cyst from his right ear, but that didn't stop him from swatting his 13th homer of the year in the second inning. Despite the happy return, Rasmus was in a deep dive prior to hitting the disabled list and is batting just .212/.286/.361 in 91 games overall. With the Astros in a playoff chase and September 1 right around the corner, Rasmus will have to have more games like Tuesday if he wants to keep getting regular at-bats down the stretch.
Aug 30 - 11:42 PM

Astros activated OF Colby Rasmus from the 15-day disabled list.

Rasmus required surgery earlier this month to remove a cyst from his right ear, but he's feeling better now and didn't require a minor league rehab assignment. The 30-year-old has struggled to the tune of a .211/.286/.352 batting line over 90 games this season and figures to see part-time duty for the final month of the season. He is starting in left field on Tuesday night.
Aug 30 - 3:50 PM

Colby Rasmus (ear) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

The Astros have yet to make an official announcement, but right-hander Brad Peacock is expected to be sent to Triple-A to clear a spot on the active roster. Rasmus has been sidelined since August 4 with a cyst in his right ear which required surgery.
Aug 30 - 1:40 PM

Colby Rasmus (ear) could be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Rasmus has been sidelined since August 4 with a cyst in his right ear which required surgery, but he has apparently shown enough progress where a brief minor league rehab assignment won't be necessary. The 30-year-old is batting just .211/.286/.352 with 12 homers over 90 games this season and will likely be a part-timer down the stretch.
Aug 29 - 5:54 PM

Colby Rasmus (ear) might not need a rehab assignment before rejoining the Astros.

Rasmus on Saturday ran and went through a normal pre-game routine for a second time. He's eligible to return now but it's possible the Astros could wait until rosters expand.
Aug 28 - 11:33 AM

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

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

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C1Jason Castro
2Max Stassi
1B1A.J. Reed
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Luis Valbuena
3Colin Moran
LF1Alex Bregman
2Colby Rasmus
3Tony Kemp
CF1Jake Marisnick
2Teoscar Hernandez
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
2Preston Tucker
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S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
7Brad Peacock
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R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Michael Feliz
7Chris Devenski
8Jandel Gustave
9James Hoyt
10Brady Rodgers
11Kevin Chapman
12David Paulino