Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 8 hours ago

Rasmus hit his second home run of the season Monday against the Mariners.

Rasmus hit a solo shot in the fifth inning off Mariners' starter Hisashi Iwakuma that traveled 424 feet over the wall in right center field. It was his only hit of the game in four at-bats. Through 11 games, the 28-year-old outfielder is hitting .200/.273/.500 with a double, triple, two home runs and three RBI for the Astros.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 2 days ago

Rasmus is back in the lineup Sunday against the Angels.

Rasmus has been spelled by Robbie Grossman three times in the last five games after a cold start to the year, but will get the starting nod in center field over Jake Marisnick on Sunday. Grossman will hold down left field while George Springer maintains his regular role in right.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 3 days ago

Rasmus is out of the lineup Saturday against the Angels.

Manager A.J. Hinch will turn to Robbie Grossman to man left field Saturday, sending Rasmus to the bench for the third time in five games. Rasmus is 2-for-12 with six strikeouts in his career against Saturday's starter C.J. Wilson, and he figures to continue sitting against all lefties.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 6 days ago

Rasmus isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics.

Rasmus will get the day off Wednesday with the left-handed Drew Pomeranz on the mound for the A's. The move comes as no surprise given his career .213/.286/.360 against south paws, with Robbie Grossman starting in left in his place.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 1 week ago

Rasmus is not in the lineup Monday against the Athletics, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

With lefty Scott Kazmir slated to start for the A's, Rasmus will once again take a seat. He didn't start the last time the club faced a lefty, but still ended up with a pinch-hit home run. Robbie Grossman will start in left field, batting second.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 2 weeks ago

Rasmus hit his first home run as a member of the Astros on Friday.

Rasmus didn't start the game with a lefty on the hill for the Rangers, but he came on later as a pinch-hitter for Robbie Grossman and smashed a two-run homer - his first of the season - off Neftali Feliz.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 2 weeks ago

Rasmus is not in the lineup Friday against the Rangers.

Rasmus, who hit .195 against lefties last season, will sit with Derek Holland on the hill for the Rangers. Robbie Grossman will start in left field and bat eighth in his stead.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 3 weeks ago

Rasmus hit his third home run of the spring Tuesday against the Braves.

Rasmus is hitting .241 (7-for-29) in 13 Grapefruit League appearances, but his three home runs are tied for the team lead and he has more walks (nine) than strikeouts (seven). The 28-year-old figures to split time with Jake Marisnick in center field and draw most of his starts against right-handed pitchers.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 3 months ago

Rasmus is expected to sign with the Astros, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Rasmus and the Astros reportedly have a one-year deal in place that's worth more than $4 million, though nothing has been made official. Rasmus appeared in 104 games for the Blue Jays last season but hit just .225 and saw his playing time dwindle later in the year. He's proven to be a productive player in the past, however, as he hit .276 with 66 RBI and 22 home runs in 2013. Rasmus should compete for the everyday center field position in Houston.

Colby Rasmus LF/CF HOU 7 months ago

Rasmus is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays, according to John Lott of the National Post.

Rasmus has not started a game since September began, but he will get a start Sunday in place of Kevin Pillar. Rasmus is 4-for-11 (.364) with a double in his career against Sunday's starter for the Rays, Chris Archer.