Sep 4, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT
The sample size is still quite small, but Colby Rasmus isn’t off to the best start in Toronto.
Acquired in an eight-player trade back in July, he batted just .216/.239/.398 over his first 92 plate appearances with the Blue Jays and has now been sidelined for two weeks with a sore right wrist.
The 25-year-old is hoping to return to action in mid-September and finish strong down the stretch.
According to beat writer Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Rasmus has reported significant improvement this weekend and will begin taking practice swings “within the next couple of days.”
Rasmus was a .259/.334/.444 hitter during his nearly three seasons with St. Louis. He had 50 total homers.
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