Jays sign Rasmus to 1-year, US$4.675M deal
Toronto Blue Jays' Colby Rasmus hits a three-run home run off of New York Yankees relief pitcher Rafael Soriano in the ninth inning of a baseball game on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, January 14, 2013 3:42PM EST
TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have signed outfielder Colby Rasmus to a one year, US$4.675-million contract.
Rasmus set career highs last year with 23 home runs and 75 RBIs in his first full season in Toronto.
The Columbus, Ga., native ranked fifth in both RBIs and home runs among American League centre-fielders.
Over his four-year career with St. Louis and Toronto, Rasmus has posted a .243 average with 76 home runs and 246 RBIs.