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Blue Jays activate Colby Rasmus from disabled list

Sep 16, 2011, 3:11 PM EDT

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After three weeks off due to a right wrist injury, Colby Rasmus was activated from the disabled list by the Blue Jays prior to Friday’s game.

Rasmus is hitting just .216/.239/.398 with three homers and 12 RBI in 23 games since arriving from the Cardinals prior to the deadline.  He appeared to find his stroke in the middle of last month, going 7-for-20 with two homers, three doubles and seven RBI in a five-game span, but he went hitless in his final four games before landing on the DL.

With Rasmus back, the Jays will have to pick between Eric Thames and Adam Loewen for one outfield spot most days.  Loewen has gone 5-for-14 with a homer and three RBI in four starts since his callup earlier this month, so the Jays will likely want to take a longer look at hom, particularly since he’ll be out of options next spring.  Thames has been solid, hitting .265/.314/.457 with 10 homers, but he’s already had 313 at-bats to show what he can do.

  1. cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    The fact that Thames has been looking a mite tender in the hammy, the oblique and possibly a wrist tells me we’ll have Tony…ooops… Colby back in the outfield tonight. Everybody wants to to see Loewen play, he brings a crowd of Canucks to the park. The fact that he can play a little is a real nice bonus. The real question his have they removed all the oak splinters Lawrie got from running into Varitek yet, and if so, can he now play?

  2. proudlycanadian - Sep 16, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    I understand that Cecil has a cut finger and will not pitch tonight. McGowan gets the start instead.

    • cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 4:04 PM

      So, Dusty vs. Cap’n Crunch, eh? Well, well, the plot thickens. I don’t know how I feel about this move. Throwing the kid in the deep end might be great might be a disaster, no middle ground IMO. He’ll need some run support. Hope Rasmus has his batting gloves with him.

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 16, 2011 at 4:29 PM

        The Jays have had 2 off days this week so the pitching staff will be well rested. McGowan and Alvarez will both be on pitch counts. Who knows what Morrow will do on Sunday? I think I know who was gaming the thumbs button, but as I have no proof, I will not name him.

        Cecil cut his finger while cleaning a blender. This is the second time he has cut his finger in the kitchen so I wonder if he actually learned anything in college.

  3. Panda Claus - Sep 16, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Was Colby’s father in on this decision?

    • cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 4:06 PM

      Dunno, but I think he’s keeping an eye on this discussion. Check out the thumb action in the ‘down’ column. Yowza.

      Hey Tone, your boy feeling like some Cap’n Crunch? There’s gonna be a big old bowl full on the mound for him. With extra grit, to boot.

      • spudchukar - Sep 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM

        Remember he has to be spoon-fed.

      • paperlions - Sep 16, 2011 at 4:25 PM

        …with a silver spoon.

    • Panda Claus - Sep 16, 2011 at 4:24 PM

      Both Tonys, Rasmus and LaRussa, disapprove of “thumbs down” activities.

      • cur68 - Sep 16, 2011 at 4:50 PM

        Right, because its not fair to them.

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