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Colby Rasmus | Outfielder | #28

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 drove in all four Rays runs with a single and a double Thursday against the Angels.
Rasmus has fanned 28 times in 71 plate appearances since coming off the DL, but he's still been productive, batting .246 with five homers and 14 RBI in 19 games. His performance mirrors the Rays' offense as a whole to this point of the season; the team is on pace to blow away the MLB record for strikeouts in a season, but it's still scoring runs at a pretty good clip. May 25 - 4:34 PM

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Colby Rasmus smacked a solo homer and reached base three times Tuesday in Cleveland.

Rasmus got the scoring going in the second inning with the first of four longballs off of Danny Salazar. It was his fourth home run already for the Rays in just 11 games, as he's sporting a nifty 1.048 OPS.
May 16 - 9:31 PM

Colby Rasmus went 3-for-5 and cranked a grand slam in a lopsided win over the Royals on Wednesday.

The Rays were already ahead 8-0 when Rasmus took Peter Moylan deep with the bases juiced in the eighth inning. Rasmus missed the first month of the season with a hip injury but has hit the ground running upon his return. He is batting .320/.433/.800 with three home runs and eight RBI in eight games.
May 10 - 10:29 PM

Colby Rasmus reached four times Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with a double, three walks and two runs scored.

Rasmus is 5-for-20 with two homers and five walks since coming off the disabled list. That's good for an 1.100 OPS.
May 9 - 11:42 PM

Colby Rasmus homered and tripled in the Rays' loss to the Royals on Monday.

Rasmus was stranded at third base after his leadoff triple in the bottom of the second inning, so he took matters into his own hands with a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth. The 30-year-old outfielder is 4-for-17 with two homers and four RBI in six games since his May 2 activation from the disabled list.
May 8 - 10:52 PM

Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's win over the Rays.

He hit a two-run homer in the sixth and drove in a run with a fielder's choice groundout in the eighth. The longball was his first of the year. Rasmus missed the first month of the season while recovering from hip surgery.
May 6 - 8:28 PM

Rays activated OF Colby Rasmus from the 10-day disabled list.

To make room for him, the Rays designated Shane Peterson for assignment. Rasmus is finally ready to make his Rays debut after missing the first month of the year with hip and core injuries. His rehab was also slowed by a lingering illness. Expect him to platoon with Peter Bourjos in left field.
May 2 - 2:34 PM

Colby Rasmus (hip, illness) could be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Rasmus' return from hip surgery has been slowed due to illness, but he joined the Rays on Monday and was able to take batting practice in the cage during the game. Even if he isn't activated Tuesday, he's very close. Rasmus figures to split time between the outfield and DH spot upon activation.
May 2 - 1:05 PM

Colby Rasmus (hip, illness) is slated to resume his rehab Sunday, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

Rasmus has been sidelined in recent days due to an illness, which has kept him from rehabbing from his surgically-repaired hip. The delay will likely push his return to the Rays back until Wednesday, Topkin speculated. The 30-year-old will play left field and also see some time at DH upon his return.
Apr 29 - 10:52 PM

Colby Rasmus (hip) isn't expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

He had been pegged for a return this weekend, but Rasmus is just 1-for-19 so far on his rehab assignment so the Rays will give him a little more time to get his swing in order. Rasmus will see time in left field and the designated hitter spot once he's activated.
Apr 28 - 11:47 AM

Colby Rasmus (hip) is scheduled to resume his minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Double-A Montgomery.

Rasmus aggravated his surgically-repaired hip two weeks ago in a rehab game with High-A Charlotte, but he's beginning to feel much better. There's some thought that he could be ready to join the Rays next weekend in Toronto, though the 30-year-old outfielder will obviously have to avoid further setbacks. Tampa Bay signed Rasmus to a one-year, $5 million free agent contract in late January.
Apr 20 - 10:43 AM

Colby Rasmus (hip) is aiming to resume his minor league rehab assignment this week.

Rasmus collided with a High-A Charlotte teammate two weeks ago in his first rehab game, causing renewed discomfort in his surgically-repaired hip, but he's apparently feeling better now. "It's been a crazy ride with the surgery and the different things trying to get everything right," Rasmus told the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday. "Sometimes it just doesn't work out the way you want it to, or as fast as you want it to." He still has a shot at making his Rays debut before the end of April.
Apr 19 - 10:10 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash expects Colby Rasmus (hip) to resume his minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

Rasmus hasn't played since colliding with teammate Ryan Boldt while rehabbing with High-A Charlotte last week. He got off to a late start in spring training after undergoing a pair of offseason surgeries. Rasmus should be back in the Rays' outfield sometime next week.
Apr 13 - 5:48 PM

Colby Rasmus (hip) isn't expected to resume his minor league assignment with High-A Charlotte for another few days.

Rasmus, who is coming back from labrum and core muscle repair surgeries, collided with Ryan Boldt in his first game last Thursday and wants to make sure there are no issues. He's now unlikely to be activated until the Rays return home next week, at the earliest.
Apr 11 - 8:45 AM

Colby Rasmus (hip) could be activated from the disabled list by the end of this week.

Rasmus needed a little more time to knock the rust off following surgery last October to repair his left hip labrum and his core muscle. He should see regular time in left field against righties once he's ready and will likely push Mallex Smith to Triple-A Durham.
Apr 9 - 10:31 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Michael Martinez
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Diego Moreno
6Shawn Tolleson
7Kevin Gadea
8Tommy Hunter
9Chase Whitley
10Jumbo Diaz
11Ryne Stanek
12Jose Alvarado
13Ryan Garton