The Tampa Bay Rays are without the services of OF Colby Rasmus for the remainder of the season after he decided to take a respite from baseball for undisclosed reasons.
The franchise took to Twitter to make the announcement this afternoon, saying that the veteran outfielder has been placed on the restricted list.
Rasmus found himself on the club’s disabled list on July 3 due to an apparently nagging hip injury. The veteran of nine seasons spent much of this one battling back from offseason surgery to the hip and additional offseason repairs for a sports hernia. An attack of tendinitis to the afflicted hip landed him on the DL at the season’s start, with a flare-up of the same placing him on the 10-day DL on June 23.