|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||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 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.
|Chris Colabello called on to replace Joe Mauer |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/21/13) The Twins recalled outfielder Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester Tuesday, to take Joe Mauer's spot on the active roster after he was placed on the disabled list.
Colabello hit .221/.302/.372 in 29 games without the Twins before being demoted last week.
|Twins demote Chris Colabello |
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(8/16/13) The Twins have optioned first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello to Triple-A Rochester, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. In 29 games, Colabello hit .221/.302/.372 with four home runs.
|Chris Colabello continues power surge |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/9/13) Twins outfielder Chris Colabello homered for the second time in three games Friday, in a 7-5 win over the White Sox.
Colabello opened the game with a solo home run in the second inning. He finished 2 for 3 with a walk and a strikeout, while scoring once and driving in one run.
Colabello has hit all four of his home runs since returning from the minors in late July. In fact, all four have come in his last 11 games, and he is hitting .273 in that span, compared to just .200 for the season overall.
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