Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus will miss the rest of the season with a bruised left eye.
Insight: Rasmus was hit in the eye by a throw during warmups between innings Friday. He'll finish the season hitting .276 with 22 homers and 66 RBI in just 118 games.
9/19/2013 10:47:00 AM
Description: Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus has homered in four straight games since returning from an oblique injury, but his streak should come to an end Thursday with Hiroki Kuroda on the mound for New York.
Insight: Rasmus is 3-for-27 (.077) with 11 K against the Yankees hurler. He's hitting .277 with 22 homers, 66 RBI and an .841 OPS this season but is not likely to contribute Thursday.
9/15/2013 1:11:00 PM
Description: Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against Baltimore.
Insight: Rasmus has done nothing but hit since his return from the DL (two homers in his last two games). He'll take a breather and let Anthony Gose handle things out in center field.
9/14/2013 9:51:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus launched his second homer in as many days Saturday in a 4-3 win over Baltimore.
Insight: Rasmus has now hit 20 or more homers in three of his last four seasons. His 4.2 wins above replacement in 2013 are a career-high.
9/14/2013 10:13:00 AM
Description: Toronto outfielder Colby Rasmus is 5-for-11 against Baltimore starter Chris Tillman.
Insight: The just activated Rasmus had two hits on Friday night and gets a favorable matchup on Saturday afternoon. When in the lineup, Rasmus is batting .275 with 19 HR and 61 RBI.
9/13/2013 5:39:00 PM
Description: Toronto outfielder Colby Rasmus has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: It took him about a month to get over his strained oblique. Rasmus is hitting sixth and playing center field Friday against the Orioles.
9/12/2013 5:57:00 PM
Description: Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus is still hoping to play this weekend against Baltimore. SOURCE: John Lott, National Post
Insight: He's missed the last month because of a strained oblique. His return could mean less playing time for Anthony Gose (.233, 1 HR, 8 RBI) and Rajai Davis (.264, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 41 SB).
9/10/2013 5:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus (oblique) could return by the end of this week, according to John Lott of the National Post.
Insight: Rasmus last played Aug. 11. He was quietly having a solid season before the injury, hitting .273 with 18 homers, 60 RBI and an .812 OPS despite striking out 132 times in 439 plate appearances.
8/26/2013 7:59:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus has had a minor setback in his recovery from a strained oblique. SOURCE: Mike Cormack, Sportsnet
Insight: He's been on the DL since August 11th. Rasmus was expected to be back near the end of the month but that's no longer a possibility.
8/14/2013 5:21:00 PM
Description: Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a left oblique strain.
Insight: Rasmus (.273, 18 HR, 60 RBI) likely will be out into September, as oblique injuries have a tendency to heal slowly. The outfielder has had his most consistent major league season this year after hitting .224 with a .689 OPS over his last two campaigns.
8/13/2013 8:00:00 PM
Description: Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus (abdominal) could be placed on the disabled list Wednesday, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca.
Insight: It all depends how Rasmus (.273, 18 HR, 60 RBI) feels Wednesday. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos said that if Rasmus "doesn't show significant improvement," he'll need a DL stint.
8/13/2013 4:58:00 PM
Description: Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus (abdominal) is out again Tuesday, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Toronto manager John Gibbons says Rasmus (.273, 18 HR, 60 RBI) is better and that he hopes he can play Wednesday.
8/12/2013 7:39:00 PM
Description: Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus missed Monday's game against Oakland because of a tweaked abdominal muscle. SOURCE: Shi Davidi, Sportsnet
Insight: It's not considered a serious injury. Rasmus (.273, 18 HR, 60 RBI) shouldn't miss more than a game or two.
7/7/2013 6:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus had a big day at the plate Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI, two runs and a walk.
Insight: Rasmus has 16 homers and is slugging .476 this season, but he has struck out in a career-high 31.5 percent of his plate appearances and is lucky to be batting .250.
6/27/2013 10:11:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus has gone 3-for-15 (.200) with five strikeouts against Red Sox lefty Jon Lester.
Insight: Rasmus, who is batting .242 with 14 homers and 37 RBI this season, is 18-for-77 (.234) with a .636 OPS against lefties this season. He shouldn't be in any lineups Thursday. UPDATE: Rasmus is getting Thursday off.
6/23/2013 7:12:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus went yard Sunday against the Orioles.
Insight: It was Rasmus' only hit of the game. The outfielder has 14 homers this season, but he's lucky to be batting .243 with his 33.1 percent strikeout rate.
6/15/2013 8:19:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus hit his 12th home run of the season Saturday against Texas.
Insight: Rasmus' strikeout rate is up from 23.8 percent to 32.6 percent from 2012 but the outfielder's average has increased from .223 to .251 due to a rise in BABIP from .259 to .336. He has been much luckier on grounders this year, going 17-47 (.361) on them after hitting .206 on groundballs in 2012.
6/13/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: The nastiness of Yu Darvish versus the free-swinging ways of Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus does not seem like a good matchup for the latter, but Rasmus has gone 5-for-9 with two RBI against the Texas hurler.
Insight: Rasmus has struck out 76 times in 213 at-bats, but he still has managed to launch 10 homers and hit .254.
5/28/2013 9:26:00 AM
Description: Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus is hitless in six at-bats versus Braves starter Paul Maholm.
Insight: Rasmus has struggled with the strikeout (63 in 160 at-bats), but hit his eighth home run on Monday and has 22 RBI. He's been swinging much better over the past week batting .316 in six games and other than Maholm he hits Braves pitching pretty well with a career .303 average against Atlanta.
5/27/2013 9:45:00 AM
Description: Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus is 5-for-11 with a home run and a 1.318 OPS versus Atlanta veteran right-hander Tim Hudson.
Insight: Rasmus has struggled with the strikeout (63 in 156 at-bats), but does have seven home runs and 20 RBI.
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