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Rasmus sits opener with calf tightness

Rasmus sits opener with calf tightness

LOS ANGELES -- Cardinals center fielder Colby Rasmus was out of the starting lineup on Monday against the Dodgers after experiencing tightness in his left calf that caused him to leave Sunday's game against the Brewers in the sixth inning.

"I get the feeling that Colby has the chance to play tomorrow or Wednesday," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said.

Rasmus was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday after batting .500 (11-for-22) with three home runs, nine RBIs and eight runs scored last week.

"He earned it," La Russa said. "It's a tough time for him to go down but it's the way it is."

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