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Colby Rasmus shut down for the rest of the season after last night’s unlucky injury

Sep 21, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

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Last night, Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus was hit in the left eye with a warm-up toss from teammate Anthony Gose before the start of the bottom of the first inning at Fenway Park. Rasmus was taken out of the game and eventually taken to the hospital. The Jays have decided to place him on the disabled list, effectively ending his 2013 season, reports’s Gregor Chisholm.

Fortunately for Rasmus, his vision wasn’t affected nor was there any structural damage to the bone around his eye.

Update (7:05 PM) via TSN’s Scott MacArthur:

Despite the unfortunate ending, Rasmus had a great 2013 season, slugging over .500 for the first time in his career and ranking among the top-five most valuable outfielders in the American League, according to FanGraphs. The 26-year-old will enter his third and final year of arbitration after taking home a $4.675 million salary this season.

  1. elwaysagenius - Sep 21, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Hopefully the Jays can resign him cheaper now.

  2. savior72 - Sep 21, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Thank you Anthony

    • historiophiliac - Sep 21, 2013 at 7:32 PM

      Man, he’s gotta feel really bad about that. That sucks.

    • cardsman - Sep 21, 2013 at 8:42 PM

      that’s not right. funny, yes. but not right

  3. okwhitefalcon - Sep 21, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    “Rasmus had a great 2013 season”

    It seems the bar for “greatness” has been lowered to all new depths.




    No, spare the hyperbole.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Sep 21, 2013 at 8:14 PM

      Rasmus 2013
      OPS+ 128
      wOBA .365
      wRC+ 129

      That’s a great season for a guy who was a plus defender in CF. (4.6 fWAR/4.7 rWAR). If he played a full season he’d be looking at a rough 6.5 r/fWAR season which is entering MVP territory (non-Trout division).

      • okwhitefalcon - Sep 21, 2013 at 9:10 PM

        K% 29.5 %
        OBP .338
        BB% 8.1

        His BABIP at .356 points more to anomaly than career history or projection, nearly .60 higher than his professional average.

        In other words, lucky.

        Again, nice – not great.

        When did Raz become a “plus defender”?

        Defense metrics (voodoo) don’t reflect “boneheaded” plays, he (still) misses too many cut off men, throws to the wrong base, takes bad routes to catchable balls and lets balls fall in front of him way too much.

        Average defender at best.

        Very, very average.

  4. proudlycanadian - Sep 21, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Rasmus has played very well this year. Unfortunately, this is his second stint on the DL.

  5. Walk - Sep 21, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Can they place him on the dl if he is not injured? If his eye is swollen I can see a dl stint but there is no reported damage to eye socket, eye, or his vision. His vision would be impaired if it was swollen up but the reports say it is unimpaired.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 21, 2013 at 8:17 PM

      Obviously the answer is yes as he is on the DL.

  6. proudlycanadian - Sep 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    The Jays will finish the season with 5 position players (all starters) on the DL (Bautista, Encarnacion, Rasmus, Melky and Izturis. Even with a depleted roster, they handed Buchholz his first loss of the season tonight.

  7. lionsfootballgeek - Sep 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Karma arrives a little too late for Colby, Infante was out for 7 weeks after his dirty slide…

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