Blue Jays, Colby Rasmus have great expectations

Colby Rasmus returns to action for the Blue Jays yesterday for the first time since straining a...

Colby Rasmus returns to action for the Blue Jays yesterday for the first time since straining a pectoral muscle on Feb. 27 (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:53 PM ET

Colby Rasmus was back in the saddle, starting a game for the first time since Feb. 27.

While taking BP prior to a game on that date, Rasmus strained a pectoral muscle and has been on the sidelines since.

The 2013 season isn’t a make-or-break one for the Jays’ 26-year-old centre fielder, but it could prove pivotal for his team this season.

The Jays certainly have high hopes for the enigmatic Rasmus. A mention of his name will give GM Alex Anthopoulos a case of the wobbles. In Anthopoulos’ view, there is no limit to Rasmus’ ceiling.

Rasmus appreciates their backing but truth be told, would rather be left on his own.

It’s not that he’s antisocial. Rather, he’d rather work out the way to the top on his own terms than through over-coaching or a series of pat-on-the-back pep talks.

 


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