DTDColby Rasmus
OF TB
2 days ago

Rasmus has been hindered by a sore hip over the past few days, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury provides an explanation behind Rasmus' absence from the lineup over the past three days and could be the cause of his minor slump over the past week. Fortunately, manager Kevin Cash said the lefty is available to play and the Rays are simply exercising caution in holding him out of regular action. With an off day scheduled for Thursday, it's probable to expect Rasmus back in the lineup this weekend against Baltimore. Peter Bourjos could see extended playing time in his absence.

DTDColby Rasmus
OF TB
2 days ago

Rasmus is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Reds, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rasmus has occupied the larger side of a platoon since coming off the disabled list in early May, but it appears starts against right-handed pitching may no longer be guaranteed following the acquisition of Trevor Plouffe. Manager Kevin Cash has shown more of a willingness to use the defensively challenged Corey Dickerson in left field of late while Plouffe occupies the designated hitter spot, resulting in Rasmus getting squeezed out of the lineup against a right-handed pitcher for the second consecutive contest.

DTDColby Rasmus
OF TB
3 days ago

Rasmus is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although this is the second game in a row that Rasmus will watch from the bench, Tuesday's absence comes as little surprise given that lefty Amir Garrett is taking the hill for Cincinnati. Corey Dickerson will move into the outfield to fill the void.

DTDColby Rasmus
OF TB
4 days ago

Rasmus is out of the lineup Monday against the Reds, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rasmus regularly enters the lineup against right-handed pitching, but he'll take a seat Monday as the Rays make room at designated hitter for the newly acquired Trevor Plouffe. Unless Plouffe gets off to a hot start with his new club, it's not expected that he'll displace Rasmus from the lineup on a regular basis, especially with Rasmus maintaining a .897 OPS on the season.

DTDColby Rasmus
OF TB
7 days ago

Rasmus is not in the lineup Friday against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

As has been the case for much of the season, Rasmus will hit the bench with left-hander Daniel Norris toeing the rubber for Detroit. Peter Bourjos will log a start in left field in his stead.

DTDColby Rasmus
OF TB
2 weeks ago

Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger 430-foot blast to center in the sixth knotted the game at 4-4 and served as his second round tripper in the last four games. Rasmus also extended his hitting streak to four games, and he's reached safely in seven of his last nine contests overall. The 30-year-old has been productive despite a part-time role, slashing .260/.306/.577 with nine homers and 22 RBI over 111 plate appearances, with both his slugging percentage and .883 OPS serving as career highs.

DTDColby Rasmus
OF TB
2 weeks ago

Rasmus is not in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

During game one, Rasmus went 1-for-4 at the plate with two strikeouts. Getting a breather in game two, Steven Souza will earn the start in right while Peter Bourjos mans left field.

DTDColby Rasmus
OF TB
2 weeks ago

Rasmus hit a solo home run in his only at-bat during Thursday's 7-5 win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder came in following Kevin Kiermaier's hip injury and gave the Rays some important breathing room with a 422-foot shot to right in the eighth that extended the lead to 7-5 at the time. Rasmus has proven to be a rock-solid left-handed bat for manager Kevin Cash thus far, tallying eight homers and 20 RBI over 99 plate appearances while also posting a career-high 44.6 percent hard contact rate.

DTDColby Rasmus
OF TB
2 weeks ago

Rasmus is out of the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rasmus will sit for the second time in as many days with the Rays set to face another left-handed starting pitcher (Jose Quintana). Rickie Weeks will enter the lineup at designated hitter to take Rasmus' spot in the lineup while Corey Dickerson covers left field in Rasmus' stead.

DTDColby Rasmus
OF TB
3 weeks ago

Rasmus is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

As has been custom throughout the season, Rasmus will retreat to the bench with a left-hander (Ariel Miranda) on the hill for the opposition. Corey Dickerson will move over from his usual post at designated hitter to cover Rasmus' regular spot in left field.