OUTColby Rasmus
OF HOU
2 days ago

Rasmus is expected to miss the rest of the season as he has left the team to get a second opinion on a groin injury,

EDGE Analysis

Rasmus has been unavailable since Sept. 19 and said he wasn't "feeling like himself" on the field. He also didn't look like himself, as he hit just 7-for-42 (.167) since returning Aug. 30 from an ear injury. It is currently looking unlikely that Rasmus will return to the Astros next season.

OUTColby Rasmus
OF HOU
4 days ago

Rasmus (undisclosed) remains unavailable Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The situation surrounding Rasmus remains clouded, but he'll be unavailable Saturday, marking his sixth consecutive absence. It's unclear when, or if, he'll return to the field this season, and the Astros appear to be handling the situation on a game-to-game basis.

OUTColby Rasmus
OF HOU
5 days ago

Rasmus (undisclosed) remains unavailable Friday, Jordan Ray of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rasmus is sitting in favor of Tony Kemp in left field and manager A.J. Hinch later confirmed that Rasmus is once again unavailable in any capacity. It's uncertain what's going on with Rasmus exactly -- the team has not provided any official diagnosis -- but Rasmus told the Houston Chronicle earlier in the week, "I just haven't been feeling like myself out there on the field" since his Aug. 10 surgery to remove a cyst from his ear.

OUTColby Rasmus
OF HOU
5 days ago

Rasmus (general soreness) remains sidelined Friday.

EDGE Analysis

He is essentially out indefinitely, as the Astros have not provided an exact diagnosis, but he is expected to still be dealing with issues lingering from having a cyst removed from his ear last month. Tony Kemp will start in left field and bat seventh Friday.

OUTColby Rasmus
OF HOU
6 days ago

Rasmus is absent from the Astros lineup Thursday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

The outfielder said earlier that he'd probably miss Tuesday and Wednesday action, and that turned out to be true. He's still feeling the effects of having a cyst removed from his ear last month. Even whenever Rasmus is ready to go, manager A.J. Hinch probably will limit his playing time anyway to matchups with right-handed starting pitchers. The impending free agent's torrid seven-homer opening month feels like a distant memory when you look at his .206/.286/.355 overall line.

OUTColby Rasmus
OF HOU
7 days ago

Rasmus was unavailable Tuesday and said he will probably be unavailable Wednesday as well, as he doesn't feel right since returning from having a cyst removed from his ear in August, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager A.J. Hinch said it's a little bit of everything, adding that Rasmus' body has failed him. Hinch said he expects to get Rasmus back before the end of the season, whether that be off the bench or starting in left field against right-handed pitching. However, the general uncertainty suggests he is out indefinitely with general soreness. Rasmus hasn't done himself any favors in advance of becoming a free agent this winter, as he has hit just .206/.286/.355 with 15 home runs and a 29 percent K-rate in 417 plate appearances.

OUTColby Rasmus
OF HOU
2 weeks ago

Rasmus is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Rasmus has just a .141/.227/.244 slash line against lefties this season, so it comes as little surprise that he'll get a day off Wednesday with southpaw Derek Holland set to face the Houston lineup. Teoscar Hernandez will draw the start in left field in his place and bat eighth.

OUTColby Rasmus
OF HOU
4 weeks ago

Rasmus is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, according to Angel Verdejo of the Houston Chronicle.

EDGE Analysis

Rasmus is hitting just .151 against left-handers this season, so it should come as little surprised that he is being held out Saturday with southpaw Derek Holland on the bump for the opponent. Teoscar Hernandez will get the nod in left field Saturday afternoon.

OUTColby Rasmus
OF HOU
1 month ago

Rasmus was activated from the DL and is starting Tuesday against the Athletics, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Rasmus was activated from the DL on Tuesday. He'll start in left field and hit sixth in his first game since August 4 when the Astros take on Kendall Graveman and the A's. However, Rasmus is hitting just .211/.286/.352, all of which are the worst marks of his career.

OUTColby Rasmus
OF HOU
1 month ago

Ramus (ear) will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

EDGE Analysis

It seemed late last week that Rasmus was just getting back into the swing of things after undergoing surgery on his ear, but it appears he is much further along that anticipated, and is ready to get back on the field Tuesday night.