Jays' Colby Rasmus vows to return

Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus is slowly working his way back from injury. (Dave Thomas/QMI...

Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus is slowly working his way back from injury. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:42 PM ET

TORONTO - There were two Rasmus players at Rogers Centre Tuesday night, Cory in the bullpen for the Angels and older brother Colby, who is attempting to work his way off the Blue Jays disabled list where he has been since Aug. 11 since he suffered a left oblique injury.

The Jays' Rasmus had been in Florida during his recovery process but had not advanced as far as being able to participate in any minor league games before the various seasons ended last week.

His activities in Florida proceeded to the level of being able to hit off a tee and having someone lob soft toss balls to him, but that was as far as he got.

On Tuesday he was on the field for early batting practice. On Monday, an off day for the Jays, he hit in the indoor cages. They marked the first two days he faced any sort of pitching so he's a bit rusty and is shooting to get up to game speed by the end of the week.


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