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Tampa Bay Rays Place Rasmus on DL, Recall Peterson

By Althea Pashman
Jun 10, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Colby Rasmus (28) on deck to bat against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 10, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Colby Rasmus (28) on deck to bat against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Tendinitis in his left hip has landed Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Colby Rasmus on the 10-day DL.

Earlier today, the Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Colby Rasmus on the 10-day DL with left hip tendinitis retroactive to June 19 and recalled outfielder Shane Peterson from Durham to take his place on the active roster.

Rasmus had been playing through the pain, but was held out of action the past three games due to the lingering pain, which he thought would go away with a few days rest. However, that was not the outcome.

During spring training, Rasmus had a brief setback with tendinitis and eventually recovered to making his way back to what has been a resurgence at the plate, hitting .281/.318/.579 with nine home runs in 37 games.

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“Just got a little tendinitis in there,” Rasmus said. “[I] talked to the doctors, and just with the intense nature of the beast that is baseball … so I’m going to try and get it calmed down and look at figuring out how to make the pain go away.”

Since the move was retroactive to June 19, Rasmus would be eligible to return on June 30, and he is hopeful of returning at that time. Manager Kevin Cash agreed, “We need Colby for the long run here. He’s performed really well for us here, both offensively and defensively. We want to clean this thing up to where he’s feeling good,” said Cash.

Peterson was with the Rays earlier this season (Apr 14-May 1), appearing in 14 games slashing .263/.317/.395 with one home run and six RBIs in 38 at-bats.

In other news, Brad Boxberger and Wilson Ramos are back with the Rays, however neither player was activated off the disabled list and according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times via Twitter said that both will be activated sometime over the weekend.

Via Twitter from Mooney comes some good news on Matt Duffy – he will return sometime this summer according to Cash.

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Duffy had a procedure on his heel this past week, which was the removal of a calcium deposit which is the likely culprit to the reoccurring pain in his heel.

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