Colby Rasmus RUMORS & NEWS

  • Colby Rasmus wants to win ballgames, eat gummy bears

    The Score "Colby Rasmus has very specific goals for the 2016 season. Arriving a couple of days early to the team's spring training complex in Kissimmee, Fla., the Houston Astros outfielder explained he's hungry for an even sweeter second year with the club. "My eyes, what I'm seeing right now is, I'm..." February 17

  • Colby Rasmus wants to finish career in Houston

    The Crawfish Boxes "The Astros Caravan is in full effect. Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus, pitcher Brad Peacock and broadcaster Steve Sparks were in San Antonio to spread the good word of the Astros. Joining this merry band was reporter Brian McTaggert and Houston Chronicle sports columnist Brian T. Smith,..." January 19

  • Colby Rasmus to accept qualifying offer from Astros

    Hardball Talk "Historic news from FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, who hears that Colby Rasmus will accept his qualifying offer from the Astros and return on a one-year, $15.8 million contract. Rasmus becomes the first player to accept a qualifying offer. As Rosenthal notes, all 34 players who were extended..." November 12

  • Astros extend qualifying offer to Colby Rasmus

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros extended veteran outfielder Colby Rasmus a qualifying offer of $15.9 million for one year. By making the qualifying offer, the Astros would get compensation (a draft pick) if Rasmus decides to sign elsewhere. Rasmus, who hit a career-high 25 home runs in the regular season after..." November 06

  • Free-agent-to-be Colby Rasmus brings hot bat, calmness to Astros batting order

    Houston Chronicle "Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus said early in the season he thought of himself as a lab at the beach, out there playing the game as it comes. His shaggy hair bouncing has kept the pup imagery intact these playoffs as he’s rounded the bases frequently, and often at a leisurely pace. The..." October 14

  • Astros OF Colby Rasmus stays overnight in hospital to treat infection

    Houston Chronicle "Outfielder Colby Rasmus’ infection in his left wrist following a bug bite had him hospitalized overnight into Tuesday, manager A.J. Hinch said. Hinch said Rasmus’ condition didn’t worsen, but Hinch was less firm about Rasmus making the Astros’ upcoming road trip. The team departs Houston for..." July 01

  • Colby Rasmus, Astros getting close to a deal

    Houston Chronicle "A day after trading away one center fielder, the Astros are close to deal with another. Colby Rasmus was in Houston and close to finalizing a deal with the Astros, a person familiar with the talks told the Chronicle. FOX Sports reported the deal would be worth more than $4 million when finished..." January 20

  • Astros reportedly land Colby Rasmus, finalizing deal with Ryan Vogelsong

    Sporting News "The Astros continued their busy offseason Tuesday by closing in on deals with two free agents, outfielder Colby Rasmus and right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. Houston signed Rasmus, the best remaining outfielder in free agency, to a one-year deal, according to FOX Sports. "I've..." January 20

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Rays have had discussions with free agent Colby Rasmus, source says. They could add outfield bat, especially if they trade Zobrist.

  • Orioles have real interest in Rasmus

    Masn "I'm still hearing that the Orioles don't have serious interest in free agent Ichiro Suzuki. However, they do hold legitimate interest in another left-handed hitting outfielder, Colby Rasmus, and have maintained a dialogue with agent Casey Close since the Winter Meetings in San Diego. This is..." December 31

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Colby Rasmus is on #royals list of outfield options. Defense and power a plus. Lefty struggles and low OBP, not so much.

  • Colby Rasmus opens up about Jays tenure, future, past

    TSN "Before Tuesday's middle game at Oriole Park, sat down with Colby Rasmus for a discussion about his season, what's gone wrong and what lies ahead beyond his days in Toronto. Much has been said and written about Rasmus, including in this space, and this was an opportunity for Rasmus to..." September 18

  • Blue Jays’ Colby Rasmus says he has been benched in favour of ‘rookies’

    National Post "Colby Rasmus has been benched. The signs started last week, when he missed a couple of games with an alleged illness. And on Tuesday, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons called Rasmus into his office and made it official. “I’ll be playing whenever they think I should play and I’m just..." September 03

  • Colby Rasmus begins rehab assignment in Buffalo

    Toronto Star "While Blue Jays fans were abuzz on Thursday with the news that top pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez had been promoted to Triple-A Buffalo, another addition to the Bisons’ roster is likely to have ramifications for the Jays much sooner. Centre fielder Colby Rasmus, who has been out the last month..." June 14

  • The Jays should deal Colby Rasmus

    Toronto Sun "It’s become a bit of a running joke. Before every game, a horde of reporters make their way into the office of Blue Jays manager John Gibbons and ask him about the status of injured outfielder Colby Rasmus, who has been out since May 13 with a right hamstring injury. Up until Thursday..." June 07

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    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    Gibbons raised DL possibility for Rasmus (R hamstring). Rasmus: “Got some good medicine going thru me so hopefully it’ll be good tomorrow."

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Bluejays avoid arbitration with Colby Rasmus. He gets $7M in 2014, final yr b4 fr agcy

  • Blue Jays shopping Colby Rasmus for starting pitching

    Hardball Talk "Bob Elliott cuts to the chase in the Toronto Sun: Colby Rasmus is on the market and has been offered to two teams by the Blue Jays for starting pitching. Toronto probably wants a good, cost-controlled starter in return for the 27-year-old Rasmus, who had an .840 OPS, 22 homers and 66 RBI in..." December 11

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Rasmus has been placed on the DL and is done for the season. No structural damage to the bone around his left eye. #BlueJays

  • Blue Jays' Rasmus struck by ball during warmup

    Toronto Sun "Centre fielder Colby Rasmus left Friday’s game injured as he trotted out to centre field before the bottom of the first inning. As he was going out to centre field after the Jays had gone in order in the top of the first Rasmus was hit in the left eye by a ball thrown by right fielder Anthony..." September 21

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    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    Rasmus hit indoors Monday outdoors today could play by end of week Gibbons said.

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    Mike Cormack @MikeCormack

    #bluejays Gibbons says Rasmus suffered a 'minor setback' today with oblique injury. Gibbons still expects him to return in 2013.

  • Jays, Rasmus have great expectations

    Toronto Sun "Colby Rasmus was back in the saddle, starting a game for the first time since Feb. 27. While taking BP prior to a game on that date, Rasmus strained a pectoral muscle and has been on the sidelines since. The 2013 season isn’t a make-or-break one for the Jays’ 26-year-old centre fielder, but..." March 10

  • Jays, Rasmus have great expectations

    Toronto Sun "Colby Rasmus was back in the saddle, starting a game for the first time since Feb. 27. While taking BP prior to a game on that date, Rasmus strained a pectoral muscle and has been on the sidelines since. The 2013 season isn’t a make-or-break one for the Jays’ 26-year-old centre fielder, but..." March 10

  • Blue Jays OF Rasmus criticizes former manager Farrell

    CSN New England "Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus takes some parting shots at his former manager and current Red Sox manager John Farrell. Rasmus speaks about the Blue Jays struggles last season and how he thinks new manager John Gibbons will be able to better handle certain situations. According to..." March 04