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Colby Rasmus | Outfielder

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Tigers.
Rasmus hit his solo homers in back-to-back innings (the second and third), a sign of just how ineffective Tigers starter Matt Boyd was on the afternoon. The two bombs gave him 17 for the season and upped his RBI total to 44. He's slashing .239/.311/.475 across 305 at-bats. Sunday's power display also drew him to within shouting distance of his career-best for home runs in a season, as he hit 23 in 2010 and 2012. Aug 16 - 6:14 PM

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Colby Rasmus (knee) struck out in two of his four hitless plate appearances in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Rasmus had to be scratched from Friday's lineup with soreness in his left knee, but he'll be fine. He's hit .236/.309/.455 with 15 homers this season.
Aug 16 - 8:27 AM

Colby Rasmus was scratched from Friday's lineup with a sore left knee.

It doesn't sound like a big deal, but the Astros will give him a day to rest. Preston Tucker is in right field and Evan Gattis is in left Friday.
Aug 14 - 5:18 PM

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's loss to the A's.

For a short while, it looked like Rasmus' three-run homer in the ninth inning might secure a 4-3 win for the Astros. Reliever Luke Gregerson dashed those hopes when he allowed two runs in the bottom of the frame. It was a tough series for the Astros, who are desperately looking for a parachute to stop their recent losing ways. Rasmus is hitting .238/.310/.452 with 14 homers and 41 RBI this season.
Aug 9 - 8:35 PM

Colby Rasmus smacked a solo homer Friday against the Rays.

It was his 11th home run of the season and his first since June 21. Rasmus is batting .244/.311/.475 on the year.
Jul 10 - 9:44 PM

Colby Rasmus (illness) has returned to the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

He's back in center field and batting sixth for the Astros on Saturday after missing a week of action due to an infection he sustained from a bug bite.
Jul 4 - 12:16 PM

Colby Rasmus (illness) is hoping to return to the lineup on Saturday.

Rasmus was in the hospital from Sunday to Wednesday after developing an infection following a bug bite. He's feeling much better now, though, and is aiming to be back out there shortly.
Jul 3 - 4:29 PM

Colby Rasmus (infection) was hospitalized overnight into Tuesday.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said that Rasmus is "actually improved," but he also sounded less certain that the outfielder would be ready to leave with the club for their road trip that begins Thursday. There's no talk of the disabled list at this point, but it doesn't sound like Rasmus' return to the lineup is imminent. "There’s still a little bit of achiness in there and still a little bit of discomfort," Hinch said. "I think the smart thing for us is just to let the doctors continue to monitor him and get the infection out of there."
Jul 1 - 9:51 AM

Colby Rasmus (infection) could be available to play before the Astros begin a road trip on Thursday.

Rasmus got an infection following a bug bite on his left wrist. He's been given an IV and antibiotics, which have left him lethargic and unavailable to play the last few days. It appears he'll avoid the disabled list, though.
Jun 29 - 5:29 PM

Colby Rasmus (infection) remained out of the Astros' lineup Monday.

It's the third straight game he's missed due to a skin infection. Preston Tucker is in left field with Rasmus on the bench.
Jun 29 - 4:12 PM

Colby Rasmus (infection) remained out of the Astros' lineup Sunday.

Rasmus is battling a skin infection and has missed two straight starts. He's day-to-day. George Springer is handling center field Sunday, with Domingo Santana covering right.
Jun 28 - 11:43 AM

Colby Rasmus was scratched from the Astros starting lineup on Saturday due to a skin infection.

Domingo Santana will take his place in right field for the Astros. It's unclear how long the issue may keep Rasmus sidelined, so consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Jun 27 - 2:24 PM

Astros activated OF Colby Rasmus from the bereavement list.

He's active and with the club for Friday's series opener against the Mariners. Jake Marisnick was placed on the disabled list in a corresponding move.
Jun 19 - 6:09 PM

Colby Rasmus is expected to rejoin the Astros on Friday or Saturday in Seattle.

Rasmus has been on the bereavement list since Monday night following the death of his grandmother. The 28-year-old outfielder is batting .250/.324/.500 with nine home runs and 23 RBI in 55 games this season for Houston.
Jun 18 - 2:45 PM

Astros placed OF Colby Rasmus on the bereavement list.

He'll be away for a few days following the passing of his grandmother. Domingo Santana has replaced Rasmus on the roster.
Jun 15 - 11:36 PM

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C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
3Max Stassi
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Jed Lowrie
3Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Scott Kazmir
3Scott Feldman
4Collin McHugh
5Mike Fiers
6Lance McCullers
7Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Vincent Velasquez
5Will Harris
6Tony Sipp
7Oliver Perez
8Samuel Deduno