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Chris Colabello | First Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Twins optioned 1B/OF Chris Colabello to Triple-A Rochester.
Colabello continues to shuffle back and forth between the Twins and Rochester whenever they need an available roster spot, in this case it's for Trevor May who is making his MLB debut on Saturday. Colabello is hitting just .229/.282/.380 with six homers and 39 RBI in his 205 at-bats on the season. Aug 9 - 7:59 AM

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Chris Colabello went 1-for-4 and drove home a pair of runs in Friday's loss to the White Sox.

Colabello's two-run single off John Danks in the sixth inning pulled the Twins to within 8-3, but that would be as close as they'd get. He has seen increased playing time at first base with Joe Mauer on the shelf, but remains a fringe fantasy option in all but AL-only formats.
Jul 25 - 11:08 PM

Chris Colabello went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and two RBI in a loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

Colabello has been producing since being recalled on July 2, collecting two doubles and two home runs in three games. It's worth noting he enjoyed a similarly hot start to the season before being demoted. The 30-year-old is hitting .245/.294/.434 overall.
Jul 6 - 6:44 PM

Twins recalled 1B/OF Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester.

Colabello was optioned in late May after hitting .232/.280/.377 with four homers and 30 RBI for the big club. He batted .275/.347/.473 with six homers and 27 RBI over 36 games for Rochester to earn his way back. Colabello should see some time at first base while Joe Mauer (oblique) is out.
Jul 2 - 10:59 AM

Twins optioned 1B Chris Colabello to Triple-A Rochester.

Colabello began the season on a tear at the plate, and has racked up 30 RBI on the season, but is hitting just .118/.151/.196 with one homer and three RBI in his last 15 games. He should be back with the Twins at some point this season.
May 25 - 7:20 PM

Chris Colabello could be optioned to Triple-A Rochester before Monday's game.

Josh Willingham (wrist) and Oswaldo Arcia will be added back to the Twins' roster, and it sounds like Colabello could lose his spot. "He's not swinging very well right now," manager Ron Gardenhire said. Colabello was a great story in April when he batted .295/.343/.484 with three homers and 27 RBI, but he's been a disaster so far in May with a .125/.169/.196 batting line and 23 strikeouts over 59 plate appearances.
May 25 - 2:04 PM

Chris Colabello went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts against the Red Sox on Monday and is 7-for-52 with 23 strikeouts this month.

As a result of his early barrage, Colabello is still in the top 10 in baseball with 30 RBI. However, just three of them have come in May. At this point, he looks like a weak link for the Twins, and there'd be a good case for demoting him to make room for the returning Josh Willingham.
May 15 - 4:56 PM

Chris Colabello went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Indians starter Josh Tomlin held the Twins' offense at bay for most of the night until Colabello was able to drive a fly ball over the fence in left-center in the seventh inning. The blast marked his fourth of the season. Colabello ranks fifth in baseball with 28 RBI and is currently enjoying a productive .270/.315/.451 slash line, though it had been lowered noticeably by a recent slump.
May 6 - 9:35 PM

Chris Colabello singled and struck out twice in Saturday's win over the Orioles.

Per Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the single was the first ball Colabello hit into the outfield in eight days. Including Saturday, he's hitting .100 (3-for-30) with nine strikeouts over his last seven games. Regression is a heck of a thing.
May 3 - 5:28 PM

Chris Colabello went 2-for-6 with a home run and four runs batted in as the Twins beat the Rays in 12 innings on Wednesday.

Colabello had a big game, driving a two-run home run off of Jake Odorizzi in the fourth inning, and breaking a 4-4 tie in the top of the 12th with a two-run single off of Josh Lueke. Colabello, who rejected an offer to play in Korea during the off-season, has had a remarkable start to the season, currently leading the American League with 26 RBI.
Apr 24 - 12:01 AM

Chris Colabello went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

Those waiting for Colabello's insane production to fall off will continue to wait, as he took David Price deep for his second home run of the season in Tuesday's loss. Home runs is one of the only categories in which he's not among the league leaders, as he leads the AL with 22 RBI, is third in batting average (.347) and fourth in OPS (.945) through 19 games.
Apr 22 - 10:27 PM

Chris Colabello went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI as the Twins came from behind to beat the Blue Jays 9-5 in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.

Twins hitters walked eight times in a six-run eighth to take the lead, and Glen Perkins finished off the doubleheader sweep from there. Colabello went 5-for-7 with four RBI on the day. He has just one homer in 53 at-bats, which is a modest surprise, but he's driven in an AL-leading 19 runs.
Apr 17 - 11:31 PM

Chris Colabello continued his strong April on Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with an RBI in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Colabello leads the American League with 15 RBI after first inning RBI double. He's hitting .306/.346/.490 through the team's first 13 games after management basically tried to sell him for parts this winter. It remains to be seen how long he'll be able to continue at this pace, but he's worth riding until the wheel stops.
Apr 16 - 12:06 AM

Chris Colabello continued his hot-hitting on Friday, driving in three more runs to lead the Twins in a 10-1 thrashing of the Royals.

Colabello finished the night 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and three RBI. Injuries to Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham opened the door for everyday at-bats, and Colabello has run with the opportunity, slashing .308/.341/.513 with a league-high 14 RBI. As long as he remains in the middle of the Twins lineup, fantasy owners should continue to ride his hot streak.
Apr 11 - 11:29 PM

Chris Colabello is in right field, batting fourth in Monday's starting lineup against the Athletics.

Colabello is making his first start in the outfield since August 15 last season. He has mostly been used at first base and DH, but Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia are ailing at the moment. Colabello is off to a hot start, slashing .391/.417/.696 through six games.
Apr 7 - 1:16 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
3Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Doug Bernier
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
2Chris Herrmann
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Aaron Thompson
9A.J. Achter
10Logan Darnell
11Michael Tonkin
12Lester Oliveros