• Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus was held out of Tuesday night's game vs. the Twins because of a tight hamstring. Rasmus suffered the injury during Sunday afternoon's game vs. the Orioles. He was originally expected to play Tuesday, but manager John Gibbons wanted to give him an additional day of rest especially with temperatures at Target Field hovering around the freezing mark.
"I wanted to give him one more day, cold weather that's a part of it too," Gibbons said. "He should be good to go [Wednesday]."
• With Rasmus out of the lineup, Gibbons decided to go with Jose Bautista as his starter in center field. The Blue Jays don't have a natural center fielder off their bench and the only other legitimate option was Melky Cabrera.
"It's not going to happen very often, we'll just keep [Melky] in left and Jose looks pretty good out there," Gibbons said. "We put him out there the other day. I don't know if there's a definite answer to that, just flip a coin to be honest with you, they all kind of run alike. But Jose looked pretty good out there the other day. Jose is a take charge kind of guy too so he'll keep an eye out there."
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