Colby Rasmus' bat hasn't cooled off

Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus (28) runs the bases after he hits a two run home run...

Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus (28) runs the bases after he hits a two run home run in the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on May 2, 2014. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:47 AM ET

CINCINNATI -- One of the pleasant surprises for the Blue Jays and manager John Gibbons of late has been the contributions at the plate of Colby Rasmus since he returned to the team last Wednesday after missing 33 games with a right hamstring strain.

Prior to going on the DL, Rasmus had a nine-game hitting streak and had hit in nine of 11 games in May going 12-for-42 (.286) with five homers and 12 RBIs. In the four games he has played since his return he has gone 6-for-16 with two doubles, one homer and two RBIs.

On Saturday, Rasmus went 1-for-4, his lone hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. It was his 10th homer of the season, giving the Jays six players with 10 or more home runs.


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