LF,RF - FA
The Orioles placed Colby Rasmus on the restricted list on Tuesday.
Rasmus reportedly told Buck Showalter that he wanted to "discontinue" playing baseball. Rasmus, who has battled injuries this season, was placed on the restricted list last year, too, before deciding to try his hand again. If this is it for Rasmus, and it likely is, he leaves with 166 home runs, a more than respectable total.
Colby Rasmus went 0-for-5 against the Mariners on Thursday.
Rasmus went without a hit in five at-bats in Thursday's contest. Since returning to the lineup, he has struggled immensely, other than a home run in his first game after returning. He is hitting only .154 on the season, and while he has had good seasons in the past, he needs to show he can be reliable before being worth consideration.
Colby Rasmus 1-for-4 with a single on Sunday in the Orioles loss to the Braves.
Rasmus has been slotted into the leading spot after returning from the disabled list. He hit a home run in his first game back and is batting .286 in that time. He has shown decent pop in his bat previous season, with few 20 plus home run campaigns. The Orioles are one of the worst teams in baseball right now, but he could be a sneaky add in deep leagues if he continues to get playing time. Keep an eye on the situation if you are in desperate need of outfield help.
Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3 with a home run against the Nationals on Thursday in his first game back from the disabled list.
Rasmus hadn't played a game with the Orioles since April 6th after suffering a hip injury. He certainly started off strong in his return, hitting a home run off Max Scherzer of the Nationals. Rasmus has been a 20 plus home run hitter multiple times in the past, so it will be interesting to see how he does and how much playing time he gets.
Colby Rasmus is being placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip flexor strain, the team announced on Twitter Saturday. RHP Jimmy Yacabonis is being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to take his place on the roster.
Rasmus was off to a rough start to the season, batting just .095 and striking out 13 times in his first 21 at-bats. He played in just 37 games last season and stepped away from the game entirely after he hit the disabled list with a hip injury in June. He was placed on the restricted list by the Tampa Bay Rays and it was not clear if he would ever return to baseball. While it is too soon to jump to the conclusion that this hip injury is once again serious to enough for him to consider stepping away again, it is certainly a worrisome development. Monitor his status in the coming days to see if more information becomes available.