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Tampa Bay Times Feb 23, 2017

Rays journal: Rasmus' beard doesn't survive the cut

PORT CHARLOTTE — OF Colby Rasmus is facing his first hairy situation with the Rays because of his scraggly chin beard.

Close shave saves Rays' Colby Rasmus

New Rays OF Colby Rasmus beard probably wasnt as bad as Deadspin labeled it, but it was quite the um, different look as he paraded …
Rays Index Feb 22, 2017

Let’s check in on the 2017 Tampa Bay Rays and their facial hair

Photo Day is always interesting as we get our first high-res look at many of the Rays players and coaches. This year’s group seems to have a common theme: facial hair. Of course, the star of the show is Colby Rasmus, whom the Rays signed out of the Pennsylvania Amish […]
DRaysBay Feb 15, 2017
Rays Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

Rays Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

Seven of the Rays 34 Spring Training games will be televised Spring training has finally arrived after a long off-season in which the Rays have undergone a slight roster overhaul as they have brought several exciting additions to the team, with Wilson Ramos possible to return in late May and Colby Rasmus eager to make a good first impression with his new ball club. Pitchers and catchers reported yesterday, however the first game will not take place until February 24 when the Rays travel to Fort Myers to take on the Twins. Unfortunately, this game will not be televised, but will be available...
DRaysBay Feb 4, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Player Preview: Colby Rasmus

Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Player Preview: Colby Rasmus

Colby Rasmus will bring his elite defense and potentially potent bat to the Rays in 2017 During and after the Winter Meetings, Kevin Cash and the Rays front office had stressed the pressing need to add outfield depth behind Kevin Kiermaier in center field this off season. Just over a month later, the Rays had added Colby Rasmus, a plus defender who will help give the Rays one of the top outfields in all of baseball. He also represents a solid replacement in center field if Kevin Kiermaier happens to get injured once more. During the 2015-2016 off-season, Colby Rasmus made waves as he...
Boston Herald Feb 3, 2017
Rickie Weeks, Cory Rasmus, David Carpenter agree with Rays

Rickie Weeks, Cory Rasmus, David Carpenter agree with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Infielder Rickie Weeks and right-handed relievers Cory Rasmus and David Carpenter have agreed to minor league contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays.The deals announced Friday include invitations to major league spring training.The 34-year-old Weeks was the second overall pick in the 2003 amateur draft and is a .247 career hitter over parts of 13 big league seasons with Milwaukee, Seattle and Arizona. He batted .239 with nine homers and 27 RBIs in 108 games with the Diamondbacks last year.Rasmus is the brother of outfielder Colby Rasmus, who also joined the Rays this...
Call to the Pen Feb 1, 2017

Tampa Bay Rays Colby Rasmus Sounds Off at Introductory Press Conference

In his first press conference with the Tampa Bay Rays, outfielder Colby Rasmus had some passionate words about the Gold Glove award, Tony La Russa and long hair. Two summers ago, a Twitter poll asked the question—Who does Colby Rasmus look like: Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Undertaker, Indiana Jones, or the landlord from Kingpin? The consensus was […] Tampa Bay Rays Colby Rasmus Sounds Off at Introductory Press Conference - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
MLB Trade Rumors Feb 1, 2017

Rays, Cory Rasmus Agree To Minor League Deal

The Rays are set to sign right-hander Cory Rasmus — the younger brother of outfielder Colby Rasmus, who recently signed a one-year deal with Tampa Bay — to a minor league contract, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (on Twitter). After a brief MLB debut with the Braves back in 2013, the younger…
Rotoworld Feb 1, 2017

Report: Rays signing Cory Rasmus - Cory Rasmus (R) Los Angeles Angels

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are signing right-hander Cory Rasmus to a minor league contract.
KFFL Feb 1, 2017

Rays | Cory Rasmus to Tampa

Free-agent RP Cory Rasmus (Angels) is signing a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay ...
DRaysBay Jan 31, 2017
Franklin Gutierrez is the right handed bat the Rays need

Franklin Gutierrez is the right handed bat the Rays need

After trading Mikie Mahtook and releasing Jason Coats, the need for Franklin Gutierrez intensifies. In December I wrote about Franklin Gutierrez being a free agent target for the Tampa Bay Rays. Six weeks later a lot of things have changed as the front office has reshaped the roster. The Rays have signed Colby Rasmus and traded for Mallex Smith to reinforce their outfield, but Rasmus and Smith are both left handed bats, which adds to the left handed slant of the outfield when you add Corey Dickerson and Kevin Kiermaier. Four out of the five players expected to see time in the outfield...
DRaysBay Jan 31, 2017
Colby Rasmus’s ear injury in 2016 was insane

Colby Rasmus’s ear injury in 2016 was insane

Neil Solondz provides another excellent interview. With the signing of Colby Rasmus now finalized, the new Rays outfielder was able to officially address the media, and in doing so joined the excellent This Week in Rays Baseball podcast with Neil Solondz. During the program, Rasmus detailed how the Rays were his top choice from the start of the off-season, and then described in harrowing detail the horrible ear injury that sidelined him last season, preventing him from contending for a golden glove. Listen to the interview in full here: On paper, the ear injury did not sound severe. A...
DRaysBay Jan 31, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Rasmus signing official

Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Rasmus signing official

Jason Coats released. The Rays made their deal with Colby Rasmus official, releasing outfielder Jason Coats to make room. Here’s Rays Radio with the reasons the Rays wanted Rasmus, and here’s audio with Rasmus discussing his previous work with new Rays pitching coach Chad Mottola. Rasmus will be coming off surgeries, but everyone seems to think he’ll be ready in time for opening day. Rasmus: "I plan to be ready to go. It may be a little later in the spring, but I want to make sure I do right by myself and the team."— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) January 30, 2017 And in...
Tampa Bay Times Jan 30, 2017

Free-spirited Colby Rasmus bringing a strong personality to Rays

Their new outfielder brings a welcome energy to the team.

Details on Colby Rasmus deal with Rays

Here are details of OF Colby Rasmus' one-year deal with the Rays: Base salary $5-million

Colby Rasmus Photos

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