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.