OUTColby Rasmus
OF HOU
1 month ago

Rasmus was not tendered a qualifying offer by Monday's deadline, making him a free agent, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a hot start, Rasmus stumbled through an injury-plagued season to post some of the worst numbers of his career, leaving the Astros no choice but to non-tender him. The 30-year-old does tout the ability to play all three outfield positions as well as some nice left-handed pop, so he could get a decent contract with a team willing to take a risk on his health status heading into the 2017 campaign.

OUTColby Rasmus
OF HOU
1 month ago

Rasmus (groin) had a pair of surgeries on October 18 to address a hip issue and a core muscle injury, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rasmus was plagued by multiple injuries in 2016, but it seems like he's spending the early portion of his offseason doing maintenance on various parts of his body. The hip operation was to shave off a bone spur and repair the labrum in his left hip, while the other was to repair a core muscle. Although it sounds like a lot, the free-agent outfielder is expected to be running at 100 percent by January and back to full strength prior to spring training. This could affect his ability to sign with teams over the winter, but it seems like there shouldn't be a problem for fantasy purposes.

OUTColby Rasmus
OF HOU
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.