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37 Chris Colabello 1B
Height/Weight: 6-4/234 | Birthdate: 10/24/1983 | Birthplace: Framingham, MA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Toronto | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Blue Jays' Gibbons: Valencia, Colabello will see time at LF


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons hinted that Danny Valencia and Chris Colabello will see some time at left field this spring, according to Sportsnet.ca. Toronto is hoping to fill a void at left field after the team announced Thursday that Michael Saunders will be sidelined until July with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

In his career, Valencia played left field in only five games in the minors. Colabello has logged 30 career games in the majors at left field.


Blue Jays 1B/OF Chris Colabello clears waivers, sent to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2015) The Blue Jays announced Wednesday first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo. He will report to spring training as a non-roster invitee.

Colabello was designated for assignment Feb. 4.


Blue Jays designate Chris Colabello for assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2015) The Blue Jays have designated infielder Chris Colabello for assignment, clearing a 40-man roster spot for pitcher Jason Aquino, who was acquired in a trade Wednesday.

Colabello was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays in early December. He hit .229/.282/.380 with six home runs sand 39 RBI in 205 at-bats with the Twins while dealing with a thumb injury for much of the season.


Blue Jays claim Chris Colabello off waivers from Twins


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Blue Jays announced Monday they claimed first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello off waivers from the Twins. Colabello hit .214 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI in 114 games over the last two seasons for Minnesota.

Twins 1B Chris Colabello almost recovered from thumb injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Twins first baseman Chris Colabello said his injured right thumb is almost healed, according to the Pioneer Press. He will not need surgery after a series of doctor visits.

Colabello said he hopes to start his normal offseason hitting routine in the next few weeks. Colabello was having lingering issues with his right thumb as as a result of getting jammed on a pitch during an April 23 game against the Rays.


Twins' Chris Colabello set for MRI, X-rays on injured thumb


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) Twins first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello is scheduled to undergo an MRI and X-rays this week on his ailing right thumb, according to the Pioneer Press. Colabello said he still feels numbness and tingling in his right thumb as a result of getting jammed on a pitch during an April 23 game against the Rays, according to the Worcester Telegram.

Twins option Chris Colabello, promote Trevor May


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) The Twins optioned first baseman Chris Colabello after Friday's game to clear a roster spot for Saturday starter Trevor May.

Colabello hasn't provided much offense since the All-Star break, going 5 for 34 with no extra-base hits. He owns a .229/.282/.380 line with six home runs and 39 RBI in 205 at-bats.


Chris Colabello nails second tater in three games


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) The Twins are trying to catch lightning in a bottle for the second time this season with third baseman Chris Colabello - and they're catching it.

Colabello ran his hitting streak to three with a double and two-run homer in the loss to the Yankees. He has two blasts and four RBI since his promotion from the minors.


Chris Colabello starting Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Twins outfielder Chris Colabello is in the lineup Friday against the Yankess, his first appearance in the majors since May 23.

Colabello was recalled to replace Joe Mauer on the active roster earlier in the week, after spending a month and a half at Triple-A Rochester. He hit .275/.347/.473 in 36 games in the minors. 


Report: Chris Colabello back up with Twins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Early-season surprise Chris Colabello has been promoted to the Twins, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, which has reported that he joined the team for the Wednesday afternoon clash against visiting Kansas City.

Colabello, who had been sent down on May 25, had 27 RBI in April before a 0-for-22 slump motivated his demotion.


Chris Colabello, Chris Herrmann sent down to Triple-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) The Twins optioned outfielders Chris Colabello and Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester following Sunday's loss to the Giants in San Francisco, the Star Tribune reports.

Colabello was in the midst of an 0-for-22 slump after starting the season with a sizzling .295/.343/.484 slash line in April. Herrmann had just five hits in 40 at-bats.

Chris Colabello about to be odd man out in Minnesota?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) With Twins outfielders Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham set to rejoin the roster Monday, manager Ron Gardenhire didn't exactly give a ringing endorsement Sunday to Chris Colabello, who is mired in a 0-for-22 slump and is batting .110 in his last 20 games.

"He's not swinging very well right now," Gardenhire said, per the Pioneer Press.


Hitters to sit in Week 8


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/17/2014) Planning on starting Josmil Pinto, Juan Francisco, Brandon Phillips, Martin Prado, Jonathan Villar or Chris Colabello in Fantasy Week 8 (May 19-25)? You might want to think twice about that.

I have them all as "sits" in the latest Start and Sit Hitters. Find out why by clicking here.


Chris Colabello benched Friday against Seattle


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Twins outfielder and April phenom Chris Colabello is out of the lineup for the Friday game against the visiting Mariners.

Colabello will get more time off if he continues to hit like he has since May 9. He is hitless in 18 at-bats since then and hasn't had a multi-hit game since April 23. His average has dropped from .346 to .238 during that stretch.


Chris Colabello benched for Wednesday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) The Twins have given slumping right fielder Chris Colabello the night off for the game Wednesday against visiting Boston. Eduardo Nunez is set to man the position.

The talk of baseball in April has fallen on hard times as his average has fallen to .248. He is hitless in his last 13 at-bats and hasn't achieved a multi-hit game since April 23.


Chris Colabello slams two-run double in loss to Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Twins surprising first baseman Chris Colabello has slumped off since a torrid start, but has remained productive at times. One of those times was in the sixth inning of the game Thursday in Cleveland when he slammed a two-run double to put his team on the board.

Colabello has exactly one hit in each of his last six games, but hasn't had a multi-hit game since April 23 and has just eight hits in his last 51 at-bats to lower his average from .346 to .271. He is still among the American League leaders in RBI with 30.


Chris Colabello sitting Game 1


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Twins outfielder Chris Colabello is not in the team's starting lineup for Game 1 Thursday.

Colabello will be replaced by Sam Fuld in right field. He's hitting .295 through 95 at-bats to open the season. He should make an appearance for Game 2. 


Chris Colabello delivers big night Wednesday to key 12-inning win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Twins designated hitter Chris Colabello went 2 for 6 with a home run and four RBI in his team's 6-4 win over the Rays Wednesday.

Colabello knocked a two-run home run in the fourth inning to tie things up at two. His next hit came in the 12th inning, with his single bringing home two runs and leading the Twins to a win. He has been excellent in the first few weeks, hitting .346/.386/.577 with three home runs and an AL-leading 26 RBI in 78 at-bats.


Chris Colabello reaches base three times Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Twins outfielder Chris Colabello reached base three times Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Colabello struck out in his first at-bat, but turned things around quickly. He walked, then singled in his next two at-bats. In his fourth chance, Colabello struck against Todd Redmond, hitting a two-run double. 

Colabello finished the game 2 for 3, with one run and one RBI.


Chris Colabello drives in three in two-hit night Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Twins outfielder Chris Colabello went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI in his team's 10-1 win over the Royals Friday.

Colabello has been excellent in the first two weeks of the season, overcoming an 11:1 K:BB ratio to hit .308/.341/.513 with one home run and 14 RBI in 39 at-bats. He's the coleader in RBI in the majors along with White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu.


Chris Colabello worth a second look


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/7/2014) If you play in a deep enough Fantasy league, you're probably already familiar with Chris Colabello. He was that independent league standout who reached the majors at age 29 last year only to look like he belonged in an independent league, hitting .194 in 160 at-bats.

But of course, he didn't do all of his damage in an independent league. In between his stints in the majors at Triple-A Rochester last year, he hit .352 with 24 home runs and a 1.066 OPS in 338 at-bats. Clearly, it doesn't get much better than that.

You need look no further than Kila Ka'aihue to know the Quadruple-A player is real, but given how different Colabello has looked to begin this season, I get the feeling we prematurely labeled him such. He was living a dream last year, getting a chance to play at a level he probably thought he'd never reach. Maybe he was nervous. Maybe he wanted so badly to prove he belonged that he never allowed himself to get comfortable. Just because he's 30 doesn't mean he's immune to all the mental hurdles we'd halfway expect to trip up a rookie.

Colabello has hit cleanup for the Twins since their third game of the season, so they never lost confidence in him. His minor-league numbers are obviously too good to be true, but since they don't put clear limits on the upside, he's a worthwhile gamble. In leagues deep enough that Justin Smoak and Lucas Duda are already owned, consider putting in a claim.


Chris Colabello continues recent tear with four-RBI game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Twins first baseman Chris Colabello recent success continued on Sunday, as he plated four runs in a 10-7 win over the Indians in Cleveland.

Colabello drove in a run on a fielder's choice in the third, singled in another run in the fourth and ripped a bases-clearing double in the sixth. He finished 2 for 5 with a run scored and four RBI. He has gone 6-for-18 with three doubles, one home run, four runs scored and 11 RBI over his last four games played.

Chris Colabello plates six of Minnesota's 10 runs in win over White Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Twins first baseman Chris Colabello put together another strong performance on Thursday, driving six runs in a 10-9 win over the White Sox in Chicago.

Colabello, who batted cleanup, lined a bases-clearing double in the third inning and cranked two-run double in the fifth inning. He also scored a run on a ground out in the seventh inning. He finished 2 for 5 with six RBI. He has five hits over his first 10 at-bats, three of them have been doubles.

Chris Colabello set to bat cleanup on Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Shifts in the Twins lineup have placed first baseman Chris Colabello in the cleanup spot Thursday against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.

The new lineup that elevated Joe Mauer to the second spot and Josh Willingham third allowed Colabello to bat fourth. Colabello, who has played only against southpaws, is off to a strong start in 2014 with three hits in five at-bats.


Chris Colabello ready to battle for spot on Twins' bench


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2014) 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."