Chris Colabello was a Minnesota Twin that didn’t want to give up the dream. Colabello didn’t want to give up his big league dream and was claimed on waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this offseason in December. Colabello’s dream just got a lot less dreamy.
The Blue Jays have now designated Colabello for assignment after their acquired left pitcher Jayson Aquino.
Colabello is a beyond interesting story. He struggled for years in the independent leagues before finally getting his chance with the Twins. Colabello was a stud with in the independent leagues and has been a stud in the minor leagues, but has not quite found that success at the big league level.
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Colabello started the 2014 season off really hot. Scorching hot and was one of the best ballplayers in the game for about a month or so, then they month ended and Colabello came back down to Earth.
So far in his major league career, Colabello has only appeared in 114 ballgames almost equally split between the 2013 and 2014 season. 2014 saw Colabello hit .229/.283/.320 with six home runs and 39 RBI at the major league level.
In Triple-A last season, Colabello hit .268/.336/.469 with 10 homers and 38 RBI in 61 games played.
Wherever Colabello ends up, there is no doubt that it has been a heck of a run. A story for the ages. In 2011, Colabello was suiting up for Worcester of the Canadian-American Association and two years later he was with the Twins. That’s quite the accomplishment.