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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||160.00||7.00||.194||17.00||14.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland||22||5||0|| .292|| .273|| .227|
|vs McAllister (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||113||22||6|| .283|| .372|| .195|
|Last 10 Games|
|Chris Colabello ready to battle for spot on Twins' bench |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/26/14) While Twins first baseman Chris Colabello could have made more money had he signed a deal to play in South Korea, he didn't want money to be the main reason for heading overseas, according to the Pioneer Press.
"A lot of people have told me: 'This is an opportunity you can't pass up,'" Colabello said of playing in South Korea. "I don't think I've ever chased money in my life. Why start now?"
Colabello will be battling for a spot on the Twins' bench this spring. The opportunity to make the major-league roster was enough for him to turn down the more lucrative overseas offer.
"For me, in my heart, what it came down to was I want to pursue this to the fullest extent, whatever that means," Colabello said. "I think I owe it to the Twins, I owe it to myself and I owe it to my family to do that. I didn't want to have any regrets."
|Chris Colabello rejects Korea offer |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(12/21/13) Twins first baseman Chris Colabello has rejected an offer to play in the Korea Baseball Organization, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The Twins have reportedly been in discussions with at least one KBO team to send Colabello to South Korea for a buyout that could have been upwards of $1 million. Colabello hit .352/.427/.639 with 24 home runs and 76 RBI in 338 at-bats at the Triple-A level last season.
|Twins considering sending Chris Colabello to Korea |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(12/21/13) The Twins are having discussions with at least one Korea Baseball Organization league team about sending first baseman Chris Colabello to Korea for a buyout fee that could be upwards of $1 million, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Colabellohit .194/.287/.344 with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 160 at-bats with the Twins during his rookie season. He enjoyed a breakout season in Triple-A, however, hitting .352/.427/.639 with 24 home runs and 76 RBI in 338 at-bats.
The Twins are looking to clear a 40-man roster spot after agreeing to a contract with catcher Kurt Suzuki.
|Chris Colabello adjusting to Joe Mauer news |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(11/14/13) With former catcher Joe Mauer now locked in as the Twins' starting first baseman in 2014, Chris Colabello will have to find some other way into the lineup. He played 11 games in right field last season, but to help compensate for his lack of experience at the position, he has been working with strength coach Austin Wasserman to improve his flexibility and mobility, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
"Joe moving to first probably isn't the best thing for my opportunity to start the year as the opening day first baseman," Colabello said. "If anything, it's just a little bit more motivation for me to improve other things."
He has also worked to shorten and simplify his swing this offseason after hitting .194 with seven home runs and a .631 OPS in 160 at-bats in the majors. The 30-year-old hit .352 with 24 homers and a 1.066 OPS in 338 at-bats in the minors.
"As it got to toward the end of the season, in August and September, I felt like my swing was not the same as it was in March and April," Colabello said. "Whether that was a product of the way I was being pitched in Triple-A or the big leagues or being a little run down, I'm not sure."
|Chris Colabello wins game with grand slam |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(9/2/13) Twins first baseman Chris Colabello was the hero on Monday afternoon in Houston. Colabello hit his second home run of the game in the ninth inning off Chia-Jen Lo for a grand slam, the first of his career.
Colabello, who homered twice and has six on the year, drove in five runs in total on the afternoon as his grand slam gave the Twins the 10-6 victory.
Colabello finished 2 for 5 in the game and is batting just .193 on the season over 114 at-bats. That said, he's gone 3 for 9 in his last two contests and is showing plenty of signs of life after his first two-homer game.
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