Twins Roster Now At 39, Goodbye Chris Colabello


When heading into the Winter Meetings, the Twins knew they would need to make some changes to their 40 man roster. As it stood, they had a full 40 man with no room to add a pitcher as they have been talking about doing. Today, they fixed that issue as Chris Colabello was claimed off of waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays.

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A great story for the Twins, Chris Colabello finally got his shot when he was promoted to the major league club in 2013. To start last season off, he set a new club record for runs batted in during the month of May. Always a big swinger down at the Triple-A level with the Rochester Red Wings, Colabello had more swing and miss tendencies show up at the major league level.

As he heads to Toronto, he becomes the latest Twins player to be claimed by the Blue Jays. Recently Liam Hendriks spent time with the organization, and former third basemen Danny Valencia is currently in the Toronto system.

There was a handful of reporters that broke the news.

With Chris Colabello being removed from the Twins 40 man roster, they now have some flexibility when it comes to inking another free agent. Meeting with the representatives for a couple of logical options today, the Twins will likely start to gain steam when it comes to landing a new starting option.

Look for the Twins to continue to stay active through the Winter Meetings portion of the offeseason. Best of luck to Chris Colabello with the Blue Jays organization.