Rasmus (hip) was placed on the restricted list and will not return to the Rays this season. 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.
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. 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.
Rasmus (hip) won't be activated from the disabled list when first eligible Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. 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.
Rasmus (hip) was placed on the disabled list Friday prior to Tampa Bay's game against the Orioles, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports. 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.
Rasmus has been hindered by a sore hip over the past few days, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. 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, Rasmus should be back in the lineup this weekend against Baltimore, while Peter Bourjos could see extended playing time in his absence.