OUTColby Rasmus
LF TB
5 months ago

Rasmus (hip) was placed on the restricted list and will not return to the Rays this season.

EDGE Analysis

Rasmus, who had been recovering from a hip injury since mid-June, informed the club that he will not return to baseball this season. Although neither Rasmus nor the team released a statement directly addressing why he was placed on the restricted list, the outfielder will be away from the game for the foreseeable future. Prior to his injury, Rasmus had been hitting .281/.318/.579 with nine home runs and 23 RBI in 37 games.

OUTColby Rasmus
LF TB
5 months ago

Rasmus' left hip discomfort remains "very much an issue" according to manager Kevin Cash and the outfielder won't return until some time after the All-Star break, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging outfielder has been out since June 18, and it appears he's likely to miss at least a full month of action at a minimum before returning. Rasmus began feeling soreness in the hip a few days before officially hitting the disabled list, and Cash doesn't sound optimistic about the level of improvement he's seen since being sidelined. Peter Bourjos and Shane Peterson have both seen time in left field in the veteran's absence.

OUTColby Rasmus
LF TB
6 months ago

Rasmus (hip) won't be activated from the disabled list when first eligible Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tendinitis is Rasmus' hip has kept the outfielder sidelined since June 19, and it appears he's still being bothered by the issue enough to keep him on the shelf a little while longer. The Rays have yet to schedule any rehab games for Rasmus at this point; a clearer timetable for his return should be available once they do so.

OUTColby Rasmus
LF TB
6 months ago

Rasmus (hip) was placed on the disabled list Friday prior to Tampa Bay's game against the Orioles, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move is retroactive to June 19 as Rasmus hasn't seen seen the field since Sunday. He is dealing with left hip tendinitis, but should be able to return when he is eligible near the end of next week barring any setback. In his place Peter Bourjos will likely see more time on the field while Shane Peterson takes the roster spot and should be in line to get a couple starts in his absence.

OUTColby Rasmus
LF TB
6 months 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.

OUTColby Rasmus
LF TB
6 months 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.

OUTColby Rasmus
LF TB
6 months 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.

OUTColby Rasmus
LF TB
6 months 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.

OUTColby Rasmus
LF TB
6 months 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.

OUTColby Rasmus
LF TB
6 months 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.