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Colby Rasmus officially accepts Astros one year, $15.8 million qualifying offer

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It's one more round of colby jack for the Astros.

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Following the report that Colby Rasmus planned to accept the Astros' one year, $15.8 million qualifying offer, today the news became official.

The Astros and general manager Jeff Luhnow announced outfielder Colby Rasmus has accepted the Astros qualifying offer.

Rasmus batted .238 (103x432) with 28 doubles, 25 home runs, and 61 RBIs while playing all three outfield positions. He exploded in the postseason, batting .412 (7x17) with a double, four home runs, seven walks, six RBIs, and 1.760 OPS.

He became the first player in Major League history to record an extra-base hit in each of his first six career playoff games.

Major League Baseball’s deadline for players to accept or decline their qualifying offers is today at 4:00 p.m. CT.