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Rob Rasmussen | Relief Pitcher | #57

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 170
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / MIA
Contract: view contract details
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Rob Rasmussen has decided to retire.
Rasmussen, who turns 27 next month, compiled a 7.09 ERA over 30 appearances in the majors. He was claimed off waivers from the Mariners back in December, but has decided to walk away from the game. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that Rasmussen plans to pursue a business degree. Mar 15 - 12:51 PM

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Angels claimed LHP Rob Rasmussen off waivers from the Mariners.

Rasmussen was designated for assignment earlier this month to clear a spot for Steve Cishek on the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old owns a 7.09 ERA over 30 appearances in the majors, but he'll provide some bullpen depth from the left side.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 03:31:00 PM

Mariners designated LHP Rob Rasmussen for assignment.

Rasmussen got the boot Monday to clear a 40-man roster spot for new reliever Steve Cishek, who was signed to a two-year, $10 million free agent deal over the weekend. Rasmussen, 26, holds a 7.09 ERA and 1.84 WHIP in 30 career appearances at the major league level.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 01:32:00 PM

Mariners recalled LHP Rob Rasmussen from Triple-A Tacoma.

Rasmussen was just sent down earlier this week, but he's back now with Joe Beimel (shoulder) going down. The southpaw has allowed 12 runs over 7 2/3 relief innings in the majors this season.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Mariners optioned LHP Rob Rasmussen to Triple-A Tacoma.

The M's needed a fresh arm after Rasmussen pitched the last three days, getting tagged for five runs. Edgar Olmos has taken his spot in the bullpen.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 04:29:00 PM

Mariners recalled LHP Rob Rasmussen from Triple-A Tacoma.

Acquired from the Blue Jays in the Mark Lowe deal, Rasmussen has made just one appearance in the majors this season. He won't be used in high-leverage situations.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 05:51:00 PM

Left-hander Rob Rasmussen was traded from the Blue Jays to the Mariners in a four-player deal.

Rasmussen has pitched really well as a Triple-A reliever these last two years, but the Jays never thought he was any sort of solution to their bullpen woes. He pitched 11 1/3 innings in the majors last year, with a 3.18 ERA, and just one inning this year, throwing a scoreless frame in June. He'll probably get more of a chance in Seattle, but he's a fringy talent.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 02:55:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned LHP Rob Rasmussen to Triple-A Buffalo.

Rasmussen became the odd-man out with the Jays needing a roster spot for Matt Boyd who will be recalled to start on Saturday. Rasmussen appeared in just one game in his time with the Jays, working a scoreless inning of relief on Friday.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 10:29:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled LHP Rob Rasmussen from Triple-A Buffalo.

Rasmussen was sporting a 2.93 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 31/15 K/BB ratio through 30 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. He'll work in a middle relief role.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 12:33:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned LHP Rob Rasmussen to Short-Season Bluefield.

The affiliate is irrelevant at this point, as Rasmussen will eventually go to Triple-A. The left-hander made 10 appearances with the big club last season but was unable to impress this spring, allowing three runs in his two outings.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 08:38:00 AM

Blue Jays optioned LHP Rob Rasmussen to Triple-A Buffalo.

Rasmussen has been up with the big club a few times, posting a 3.18 ERA over 10 relief appearances. He'll be back in September, if not before then.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 10:22:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled LHP Rob Rasmussen from Triple-A Buffalo.

Rasmussen has a 3.18 ERA in 10 appearances this season with Toronto. He will pitch in a mid-relief role.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Blue Jays optioned LHP Rob Rasmussen to Triple-A Buffalo.

The move clears a spot for newly-acquired Danny Valencia on the active roster. Rasmussen owns a 3.18 ERA over 10 appearances with the Blue Jays this season and should get another shot with the big club down the stretch.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 02:15:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled LHP Rob Rasmussen from Triple-A Buffalo.

Rasmussen allowed four earned runs in six innings of relief earlier this season with Toronto. The left-hander probably won't be used in many high-leverage situations.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 03:26:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned LHP Rob Rasmussen to Triple-A Buffalo.

The 25-year-old southpaw has appeared in seven games with the Jays this season, compiling a 6.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 7/4 K/BB ratio over six innings. He'll continue to provide organizational bullpen depth.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 09:56:00 AM

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1B1C.J. Cron
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
4Todd Cunningham
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
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4Nick Tropeano
5Tim Lincecum
6C.J. Wilson
7Andrew Heaney
8Garrett Richards
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6Cory Rasmus
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