Rasmus inserted into Blue Jays' lineup for finale

Rasmus inserted into Blue Jays' lineup for finale

TORONTO -- Colby Rasmus is back in Toronto's starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Mets after Rajai Davis started in his place the last two games.

Blue Jays manager John Farrell insists that Rasmus' playing time will not dwindle, and it was simply a mixture of giving him a breather and to work on some things, and to get Davis, who has had a strong month, into the lineup.

"I just felt like a couple of days down would do him some good, just to get some extra work in the cage, work through some things," Farrell said. "Just getting a little bit more consistent timing to his swing. Give him a couple a days break and get him back in there.

"Colby is an important part of this club. Some players need a little bit of a break at times, and I felt like the last two days were that for Colby."

Rasmus has struggled this season, hitting .203/.277/.338/.615 over 133 at-bats, with three home runs and 14 RBIs.