Colby Rasmus was removed from the Cardinals’ game against the Brewers on Sunday night as a result of what the club is calling “left calf tightness.”
Rasmus drew a two-out walk in the bottom of the sixth, then was forced at second base on David Freese’s grounder to short. When the seventh inning began, new acquisition Randy Winn took his place in center field and the No. 7 spot in the Cardinals batting order. It was the first appearance in the field for Winn since he signed with St. Louis on Saturday.
Rasmus, 23, is off to an excellent start to the season and has been torrid lately. He hit his 10th home run earlier on Saturday night and is batting .293 with a .974 OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) through Sunday.