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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.

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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 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.

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Rasmus is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Rasmus appears to be a mainstay on the bench for the Blue Jays at this point even after Melky Cabrera suffered a season-ending injury Friday. Anthony Gose has taken on the duties in center field, while Kevin Pillar is the starter in left.

Colby Rasmus CF HOU 7 months ago

Rasmus is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox, according to Sportsnet's Barry Davis.

An injury suffered by Melky Cabrera apparently was not enough for Rasums to get back into the lineup, as both Kevin Pillar and Anthony Gose will start the game over him. Including Saturday's game, Rasmus has started just two of the last 10 contests for the Blue Jays.

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Rasmus is out of the lineup again Friday, Barry Davis of reports.

Despite his late-game heroics Thursday night -- he homered to break a scoreless tie in the 10th inning -- Rasmus will find himself on the bench for a fourth straight game Friday and for the seventh time in the last nine games. Rasmus now has 17 homers on the year, but he's getting on base at just a .289 clip and it seems manager John Gibbons is intent on evaluating some of the team's other options over the remainder of the year, with Rasmus set to become a free agent in 2015.

Colby Rasmus CF HOU 7 months ago

Rasmus swatted a pinch-hit home run in the top of the 10th inning during Thursday's 1-0 win at Tampa Bay.

It was Rasmus' first action since Sunday, as it appears as though Toronto is going to look at other outfielders down the stretch, notably Anthony Gose. Rasmus, who is batting just .228, still has some power, as his game-winning homer was his 17th long ball of the season.

Colby Rasmus CF HOU 7 months ago

Rasmus is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

It looks like Rasmus' playing time is going to dwindle after the Blue Jays added Anthony Gose, Dalton Pompey and John Mayberry to the outfield mix over the last few days. Given Rasmus' .287 on-base percentage and mounting strikeout totals, it's hard to fault manager John Gibbons for the decision. The talented but enigmatic outfielder could be dealt elsewhere in the offseason, which may help resuscitate a career that remains stuck in neutral.

Colby Rasmus CF HOU 7 months ago

Rasmus is not in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees.

Rasmus will sit for the third time in the past four games due to an illness. He went 2-for-3 at the plate Friday as the designated hitter, but will yield the start again Saturday to Kevin Pillar, who will man center field in his place and bat ninth for the Blue Jays.

Colby Rasmus CF HOU 7 months ago

Rasmus (illness) is back in the lineup as the DH on Friday, John Lott of the National Post reports.

Kevin Pillar will continue to man center field, but Rasmus owners will at least benefit from his presence in the starting lineup again following a two-game absence.