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Rob Rasmussen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 170
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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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. Mar 13 - 8:38 AM

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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

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

He'll take the place of Liam Hendriks on the active roster. Rasmussen had four scoreless appearances for the Jays back in May.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 12:37:00 AM

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

Rasmussen was unscored upon in his four appearances, but the Jays decided that they'd prefer a righty in the 'pen. Bobby Korecky is replacing Rasmussen on the roster.
Fri, May 30, 2014 02:29:00 PM

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

Rasmussen, who was acquired from the Phillies in the Brad Lincoln deal, owns a 2.65 ERA and 19/10 K/BB ratio over 17 innings in Triple-A this year. While the 25-year-old has mostly been a starter in the minors, he has pitched exclusively in relief this year. The Blue Jays are hoping he'll be an upgrade for their shaky bullpen.
Tue, May 20, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Blue Jays acquired LHP Robert Rasmussen and C Erik Kratz from the Phillies for RHP Brad Lincoln.

Rasmussen was acquired by the Phils from the Dodgers in the Michael Young deal. He posted a 4.11 ERA with 113 strikeouts over 135 2/3 frames between Double- and Triple-A this season. While he's probably a longshot to do anything as a starter, he has a chance to make it as a reliever.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 09:44:00 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of LHP Rob Rasmussen from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Philly acquired Rasmussen from the Dodgers in September in exchange for veteran infielder Michael Young. Rasmussen had a 4.11 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 113/60 K/BB ratio in 135 2/3 innings this past summer in the minors.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 05:36:00 PM

Phillies acquired LHP Rob Rasmussen from the Dodgers for INF Michael Young and cash.

Rasmussen has posted a 4.11 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 113/60 K/BB ratio in 135 2/3 innings (mostly as a starter) this season between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque. The 25-year-old lefty isn't much of a prospect.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 12:08:00 AM

Dodgers acquired LHP Rob Rasmussen from the Astros for RHP John Ely.

A second-round pick in 2010, Rasmussen was part of the package that sent Carlos Lee to the Marlins at last year's trade deadline. He posted a 4.25 ERA in 142 innings between two different levels of the minors this past season and his ceiling is probably that of a fifth starter.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 02:37:00 PM

Astros acquired LHP Rob Rasmussen and 3B Matt Dominguez from the Marlins for 1B Carlos Lee and cash considerations.

Rasmussen was a second-round pick of the Fish in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft and has posted a decent 3.90 ERA and 75/36 K/BB ratio across 87 2/3 innings this season in High-A ball. His ceiling is probably that of a fifth starter, but it's still a nice get for the talent-hungry 'Stros.
Wed, Jul 4, 2012 07:19:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3Jonathan Diaz
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Kevin Pillar
CF1Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brett Cecil
2Miguel Castro
3Aaron Loup
4Preston Guilmet
5Roberto Osuna
6Liam Hendriks
7Jeff Francis
8Andrew Albers