Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Colby Rasmus will “step away from baseball,” the team announced Thursday.
In a statement, the club thanked Rasmus for his contributions, but did not go into further detail out of respect for his family.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 13, 2017
Rasmus was placed on the restricted list. He is not expected to return this season, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
The 30-year-old was experiencing a bounce back season with the Rays. In 37 games, Rasmus hit .281/.318/.579 over 129 plate appearances. Rasmus was placed on the disabled list in June with a hip injury. On July 2, Rays manager Kevin Cash said Rasmus’ hip was “very much an issue.”
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