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Chris Colabello

Christopher Adrian Colabello (born October 24, 1983) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball.

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Chris Colabello is the first first baseman with at least six RBI in a game since Justin Morneau on July 20, 2009.
Chris Colabello must like hitting against Jose Quintana. 2 for 3 with 2 doubles to deep right for 5 RBI
Chris Colabello with a two-run double on a 1-2 pitch from Jose Quintana to score two more. He has all five RBIs. down 5-1.
MT slugger Chris Colabello has rejected an offer to play in South Korea. Full story
Colabello humbled by International League MVP award: Twins first baseman Chris Colabello credits his teammates...
Chris Colabello still leads all Triple-A hitters in batting average at .352. Next closest is Tucson Padres 2B Dean Anna at .333
Did the just ink the next Daniel Nava or Chris Colabello? Blake Gailen hopes so! Hear more at 6:35p
Minnesota Twins place C Joe Mauer on the 7 day DL with concussion like symptoms, and recall 1B Chris Colabello from AAA Rochester
Ryan Doumit returns from concussion, Twins send Chris Colabello back to minors: Ryan Doumit is...
He's going to lose PT with Willingham back, but Chris Colabello is hitting .300 w/ 2 HR, 7 BB, and .966 OPS in 30 AB. Owned in 5% of leagues
Chris Colabello with an RBI single to make it 7-3 Twins. Joe Mauer now guaranteed a chance at a fifth hit.
add an insurance run on Chris Colabello's single up the middle. Minnesota leads 7-3 in the 7th.
Chris Colabello wins the contest for best walk-up song on the
Chris Colabello was wearing a tee that said 'Oppotaco' in the clubhouse today. Given his propensity for opposite field bombs, it works.
Join Kyle Gibson and Chris Colabello for a great time at Baseball Unplugged at McKrackens Pub tomorrow from 6-7:30pm!
When Chris Colabello was recalled in July I asked Terry Ryan if he would play OF. Ryan snapped off a firm NO before I finished the question.
Wow. Chance for Chris Colabello to move from RF to first?
Loving the Chris Colabello story, I mean how can you not root for a guy like this?
Twins website refers to Morneau, Arica and something named "Chris Colabello" as people who predominantly hit for power.
Nice running catch by Chris Colabello in the RCF gap. Makes it look easy this time, then turns and gives some grief back to his bullpen
FYI, Wilkin Ramirez and Clete Thomas are out of options. Darin Mastroianni, Oswaldo Arcia and Chris Colabello have options remaining.
-- Im going with Clete Thomas and Chris Colabello --
Ahh, what the heck, just picked up Chris Colabello (on my fantasy team
Chris Colabello's explanation for that dropped fly in the 2nd? "Alligator-armed it." He was certain he had it, he said, "until I didn't."
cha, 7, Paul Konerko singles on a sharp line drive to right fielder Chris Colabello. Adam Dunn to 3rd.
That HR for Miguel Sano gives his 12 with New Britain. His 28 overall HR this season ties him with Chris Colabello most in Organization.
Chris Colabello error costs team. Really shouldn't be out in RF anyway, more of 1B or LF
Ugly error by Chris Colabello. Admittedly no outfielder, he just missed easy fly ball -- put glove up, ball flew over it. Run scores, 3-0.
Chris Colabello drops an easy chance in right center for 2-base error on Gillaspie fly ball. 3-0 Sox, bot 2. Pelf at 56 pitches already
.scores the 3rd run of the game for the on an error by LF Chris Colabello. lead 3-0 in the 2nd.
Chris Colabello '05 homers tonight for the Minnesota Twins for his third major-league home run of the season!
A way back flashback story on Chris Colabello (when he was with the Tornadoes. (Can-Am).
Chris Colabello? With a name like that, he should be hosting sports talk, not playing RF for the
Chris Colabello makes second out of the day on the base paths. This time looked to be a missed hit and run sign. What else could it be?
AC's Chris Colabello '05 with his first Major League at-bat on Wednesday for the Twins in Atlanta!
Chris Colabello '05 hits his fourth homer of the season as he finishes 2-for-3 in a win over Chicago in game one of DH!
Glad to see central Mass product Chris Colabello with another HR today, getting a shot after years in independent ball.
got Chris Colabello to sign his homerun. Awesome.
I got Chris Colabello to sign his homerun. Awesome.
Hopefully I don't jinx him again, but Chris Colabello (was 2 for 3 with a 2B and his 4th HR in Game 1 of a DH today for the Twins
Milford's Chris Colabello hit his 4th career home run and 2nd in 4 days this afternoon for the Twins against the White Sox.
GIF: Jared Burton punches Brian Duensing in face as Chris Colabello's home run lands in Twins bullpen.
We interrupt this with a update re former Chris Colabello HR in 2nd, Justin Morneau slam in 7th. Carry on.
What are your thoughts on Chris Colabello? . -Jenny
Chris's power is something I didn't expect. It is nice to see him driving the ball. Keep it going, Chris!
Chris Colabello is now batting 1.000 with a 5.000 OPS on days in which I write articles about him for
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Chris Colabello drills a ground rule double with one out in the fourth. Guess which part of the field it went to.
can we trade Chris Colabello to the Rockies for another Coors Light stand at Target Field?
COLABELLO, TONKIN NAMED TWINS MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER AND PITCHER OF THE MONTH FOR JUNE Colabello honored for second consecutive month after hitting 8 homers and 26 RBI in June (Rochester, NY) – First baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello and right-handed relief pitcher Michael Tonkin were named the Twins Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for June, the Twins announced on Thursday. This is the second straight month that both the Twins MiLB Player and Pitcher of the Month were Red Wings. Colabello, who was also the Twins MiLB Player of the Month in May, hit .362 with 8 home runs and 26 RBI in 25 games with the Red Wings, while Tonkin went 5-for-5 in save opportunities and did not allow an earned run in eight June appearances (11.2 IP) with Rochester. Colabello, who hit .425 with 6 homers and 20 RBI in May, set career highs in June for most home runs and RBI in a month. The Red Wings All-Star slugger currently leads all IL hitters in AVG (.359), SLG (.662), OPS (1.096), RBI (67) and TB (186). From Apri ...
Got to enjoy a great experience with minor league baseball last Friday evening. Saw the Louisville Bats (Cincinnati AAA) play the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota AAA) at Louisville Slugger Field. It was a great game played by some top notch players. Keep you eyes peeled for Greg Reynolds and Neftali Soto of the bats and Chris Colabello of the Red Wings. Also got to see the antics of Jake the Diamond Dog.
A big congrats to a fellow indy baller in Chris Colabello for getting called up. The journey has finally paid off! Soak it all in.
Finally, Chris Colabello was optioned to Triple-A Rochester after the game. A look at who may take his roster spot:
Minnesota Twins send Chris Colabello back to Rochester - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Minnesota Twins send Chris Colabello back to Rochester - Pioneer Press
Sunday post on Chris Herrmann's first big league homer, Diamond's strong outing and Colabello optioned:
Milford MA native Chris Colabello's initial stay in the majors is short; he was optioned to AAA Rochester today.
Thx to for word that Chris Colabello is headed back to Corresponding move tomorrow. Arcia, perhaps?
Chris Colabello-OF: Chris Colabello has been optioned to Triple-A Rochester
Chris Colabello optioned to AAA Rochester. Corresponding move to come Tuesday.
That Josmil Pinto three-run homer was his 9th home run of the year. He's behind just Miguel Sano, Chris Colabello and Adam Walker in org.
Chris Colabello '05 reaches base three times on Saturday as the Minnesota Twins rally late for a win over the Seattle Mariners!
A little bit older, but look out for rookie Chris Colabello. Swings the bat well and has some pop. He'll get past the jitters of
Did Kevin Gorg just say that Chris Colabello "is normally an outfielder but he feels comfortable at 1B?"
A few quick notes: Joe Mauer is back at No. 2 in the order; Justin Morneau not in lineup (flu); Chris Colabello playing first base.
Video: Watch: Twins rookie wore wrong jersey in Tuesday ...
Not often two Italians are on the same field, but that's the case this weekend in MN: Chris Colabello of the Twins an Alex Liddi of Seattle.
Chris Colabello '05 recalled to Minnesota Twins after one day away in Rochester... Go Hounds!
Chris Colabello recalled by the Minnesota Twins last night.
Vote for Assumption alum Chris Colabello '05 for the Triple A All-Star Game!
Help send your favorite Red Wings to the 2013 Triple-A All-Star Game in Reno, NV on July 17. Voting is underway and runs through Wednesday, June 26.
The reinstate INF Trevor Plouffe from the 7-day DL; option OF Chris Colabello to Triple-A Rochester.
place 3B Trevor Plouffe (left calf strain) on 15-day DL, retro to May 29; recall INF Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester.
Chris Colabello sent back to AAA to make room for Trevor Plouffe (via the 1500 ESPN SportsWire)
Minnesota Twins: Placed infielder Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list; recalled infielder Chris Colabello from Rochester (IL).
Trevor Plouffe goes on the 15-day DL. Twins have recalled infielder Chris Colabello.
make it official. Plouffe placed on 15-day DL with left calf strain. Chris Colabello recalled from Triple-A Rochester
Chris Colabello reached on a throwing error as a pinch-hitter in the top ninth inning of Tuesday night's 14-inning game between the Twins and Brewers, then was stranded when Jamey …
They look almost exactly alike. No, not Chris Colabello and Jamey Carroll of the Minnesota Twins. Almost nobody looks like Carroll (on the right), a long-time Major League guy with distinctive facial features. I'm talking about the Twins jerseys. The … Continue reading →
Minnesota Twins send Chris Colabello back to Red Wings - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The Twins have activated Trevor Plouffe and optioned Chris Colabello to the Red Wings. Chris is expected to be in uniform tonight at Frontier Field.
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A huge congrats goes out to Chris Colabello who just got his first Major League hit here in Detroit!
Chris Colabello '05 picks up his first Major League hit in the top of the sixth for the Twins in Detroit! Congrats Chris!
CONGRATS to Chris Colabello on his A single up the middle off Doug Fister in the 6th inning!
Chris Colabello just got his first MLB base hit.single to center.
Chris Colabello '05 batting fifth for the Twins today as they take on the Detroit Tigers
Congrats to Chris Colabello on his MLB debut!! Also Congrats to Assistant Coach Steve Divitto and his wife on the birth of their first child!!
Chris Colabello, who almost missed a chance to make his big league debut after being involved in a bus accident on the way to the airport, wants to prove he can stick with the Twins despite his long and unorthodox road to the Majors.
Chris Colabello, who did not join a Major League organization until he was 28, made it to the Major Leagues with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday
Central Mass. native, Chris Colabello, has fulfilled a dream of making it to the Major Leagues. He debuted today for the Minnesota Twins as they took the Bra...
Twins rookie Chris Colabello on his promotion to the majors
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Milford's Chris Colabello, son of a former UMass Amherst pitching star, is nearing his major-league dream.
Chris Colabello was in the right place at the right time on Wednesday, and it only took 8-1/4 minor league seasons, 2,888 minor league at-bats and four minor league teams to do it.
Chris Colabello '05 is the first Assumption College athlete to appear in the Major League! Go Hounds!
Congratulations to former Worcester Tornadoes first baseman Chris Colabello on his promotion to the Minnesota Twins. What a great example of hard work and perseverance!
ATLANTA -- Tired? How could Chris Colabello possibly be tired at a moment such as this?
Congratulations to Chris Colabello who signed with the Minnesota Twins today!! So Proud of You :)
Congratulations to Assumption Alumnus Chris Colabello '05 for getting called up to the majors today to join the Minnesota Twins! Assumption is very proud of you and wishes you the best of luck!
Former Nashua Pride player Chris Colabello of Milford, Mass. made his Major League debut at age 29 playing right field for the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Colabello hit the first pitch he saw for a line drive out to right, went 0 for 4 but saw a lifelong dream come true. "He deserves every second of it," former Pride general manager Chris Hall said. "He's never stopped chasing the dream." Colabello was called up to the Twins late Tuesday night.
Congrats to Chris Colabello on making his MLB debut with Twins today! He was playing in the Independent Leagues with Worcester less than 2 years ago! Another amazing underdog story!
In this moment of dour Minnesota Twins news, here's to Chris Colabello. He wasn't drafted out of college. Never got to play Rookie League or Class A. No, he played Independent League ball. For seven years. The Twins noticed him a couple of years ago and he got a shot at AA. All he's done is hit the cover off the ball all his life, so he made it to AAA this spring. And today, at age 29, Colabello got the call. He's going to the majors. I'd say attakid, but he's not that much younger than me, so hit a homer in your next game and maybe I won't feel so old.
Former Assumption baseball standout Chris Colabello ’05 has been promoted to the Minnesota Twins, as announced Wednesday by the organization.
Former Milford High School graduate Chris Colabello in the lineup for the Minnesota Twins today playing Right Field! Congratulations Chris! Colabello was batting a .358 through 46 games with the Rochester Redwings
For the second time this week the Twins have called up a player they signed out of an Independent League. First it was reliever Caleb Thielbar and now it’s first baseman Chris Colabello, who signed with the Twins last year after dominating in the Canadian-American Association. Colabello is 29 years…
Chris Colabello from WBC Italy this year and just from Can-AM gets called up to Twins until 2011 he played Can-Am with either Worchester or Nashua. In 2012 he got picked by the Twins played AA and this year AAA...
Chris Colabello stands in for his first at-bat ever.a one pitch liner to J-Hey...Heyward's thinking..yeah, I remember MY first at-bat. Went a little better than yours!
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Lost in all the Chris Colabello excitement, which is very warranted, I hope gets well soon. Nobody likes a concussion!
Huge shout out and congrats to Chris Colabello getting the call to the big leagues! Keep doing work son! Very proud of you my man!
We want game 3! Tune into FOX Sports North NOW, the first pitch is about to go out! -K
Congrats to Chris Colabello. The hard work has paid off.
Twins game at 11 a.m. - hope those Braves fans are too hung over to drone on and on with that tomahawk chant. Man, I hate that.
Here come the cavalary... Well... Not that dramatic but the Twins are making some moves and a horse or two is on the way. Last night... Perkins gave up a two out pinch hit home run to Evan Gattis to send the game to extras and the Twins lost in 10 innings after being one out away from a win. That happens... Closers don't close them all. Today's story isn't about the game. It's about Sam Deduno and Chris Colabello. Both these players are being called up and hopefully they can provide a spark... A much needed spark. Sam Deduno is a 29 year old career minor league pitcher with electric stuff and control problems. He pitched fairly well for the Twins last season and pitched extremely well in the WBC for the Domincian Republic. Sam was the starting pitcher who shut down the loaded Team USA team with Joe Mauer and Adam Jones. He was also the starting pitcher in the championship game that was won by the Dominican Republic. He pitched very very well in both of those games. Deduno has stuff that moves. His fastbal ...
Congrats to my man Chris Colabello. Been a long journey but finally he is where he belongs. Proud of you my man.
The Twins have selected the contract of Wings 1B/OF Chris Colabello.
Congrats Chris, Well deserved: by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (09:50 am ET) The Twins announced Wednesday they purchased the contract of outfielder/first baseman Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester. Colabello played at first base, left field, right field and DH for Rochester. His slash line through 46 games is .358/.417/.659/1.076. He also had 12 home runs, 17 doubles and 39 RBI. Colabello played seven years of independent baseball before joining the Twins' organization in 2012.
The Minnesota Twins have promoted Chris Colabello to the majors after spending 7 seasons playing Indy ball.
CONGRATS TO CHRIS COLABELLO.FINALLY, A Major League BASEBALL OPPORTUNITY! BEST OF LUCK CHRIS! ATLANTA -- Chris Colabello's baseball journey from independent baseball has reached the Major Leagues. The Twins have added Colabello, veteran of seven seasons in the Can-Am League, to their roster for Wednesday's game with the Braves, calling him up from Class AAA Rochester to replace Trevor Plouffe, who has been placed on MLB's new 7-day concussion disabled list. Plouffe was kneed in the head by Braves second baseman Dan Uggla during the 10th inning of the Twins' 5-4 loss. To add Colabello to the 40-man roster, the Twins transferred Darin Mastroianni, scheduled for ankle surgery today, to the 60-day disabled list. Colabello, 29, was batting .358 with 12 home runs and 39 RBIs at Rochester.
Chris Colabello is the 2011 Independent Leagues Player of the Year.
Big news for Assumption Hounds as Chris Colabello '05 gets called up to the majors! He'll be in Atlanta today as the Twins face the Braves!
The Minnesota Twins just called up a good friend and former teammate of mine Chris Colabello! The hard work along this winding, and grinding road has paid off! Noone deserves it more!
Chris Colabello is being called up to the Twins Major League roster today!! Chris was a former teammate and close friend of mine at Assumption College. He dominated the Independent League as a member of the Worcester Tornadoes for seven years before he was finally signed by the Twins. In his first year in AA for the Twins, he broke the team record for RBI's. This year in AAA he's hitting .358 with a 12 Home Runs (leading the league in HR's), 17 doubles, and 39 RBI's through the first month and a half of this season. Congratulations to Chris! Good luck!
Twins select the contract of Chris Colabello from AAA Rochester. Trevor Plouffe placed on 7-day DL with concussion symptoms. Darin Mastroianni placed on 60-day DL.
Wow, Chris Colabello, who went to same school as one of my prep football teammates (who broke Howie Long's weight lifting record), on Twins.
ICYMI: Chris Colabello has been promoted to Minnesota, marking the second consecutive week that Taylor, the Prospect Octopus has highlighted a Rochester player, only to see that player called up. Spooky.
Today s a great day for my boys and myself. The boys hitting coach Chris Colabello has made it to the big leagues. This is so deserved. Good luck and keep raking.
Yes!! So excited to see Chris Colabello get called up for the twins. What an amazing story! A 29 year old player that was out of MLB for 7 years, now starting for the Twins tomorrow!
Assumption College grad Chris Colabello '05 hit .586 last week for the Triple A Rochester Red Wings and was again named the International League Batter of the Week! How has he followed THAT up? With a grand slam in last night's game! He leads the league in hits, homers, and runs batted in! Go Hounds!
Chris Colabello drives a ball to center but it's an easy out for outfielder Anthony Gose. Buffalo Bisons 5, Rochester Red Wings 2 Final
Chris Colabello's at-bat music is "Return of the Mack." 90s nostalgia masked as humor. I'm for it.
Chris Colabello has Return of the Mack as his walk up song.
Great story on Chris Colabello and Team Italy at the WBC - as if you needed another reason to root for
WBC backstory: Chris Colabello credits Alex Maestri's father with saving his life. Now they are starring for Italy.
PHOENIX -- All the humiliation and disbelief of a stunning loss to Italy four years ago was bad enough. It was unfathomable for Canada that history would repeat itself at the World Baseball Classic. But history didn't just turn on Canada -- it crushed a team that now needs two unlikely wins and a mathematical miracle to reach the second round. Chris Colabello hit a three-run homer as Italy beat Canada 14-4 in a game that was ended by the mercy rule in the eighth inning Friday after not one, but two walk-off victories. The first came on what appeared to be a grand slam by Mike Costanzo. Italy, which swarmed the field to celebrate, was forced back to the dugout after replay showed the hit was a ground-rule double that scored only two runners. But one batter later, Mario Chiarini's single scored the run that put Italy ahead by the 10-run limit and sent Canada slumping to the locker-room. "Obviously we weren't happy coming into the clubhouse," said outfielder Michael Saunders. "Baseball's a grind, man. Baseba ...
What is going on? Canada's got heavy hitters like former NL MVP Joey Votto (Cincinnati) and former AL MVP Justin Morneau (Minnesota) in their line-up and they lose 14-4 to Italy! ITALY?!?!? The big hitters for Italy were Chris Colabello (who?), a rookie trying to catch on with Minnesota, and Mario Chiarini (again, WHO??), a guy who couldn't even catch on with anyone when he gave North American baseball a shot way back in 2000. He went back and spent his career in Italy.
Chris Colabello's three-run homer highlighted a four-run third, and the Italians never looked back against the Canadians, moving to 2-0 in Pool D. Colabello had three other hits for Team Italy, which.
Chris Colabello with a three-run home run for Italy! And the MLB Network graphic calls him Mike Colabello.ugh.
At 29, Milford’s Chris Colabello is in his first Major League camp, as a non-roster invitee with the Minnesota Twins after a season in which he hit .284 with 19 home runs and 98 RBIs to finish second in the Eastern League MVP race. Hitting .333 through the first seven games of spring training, the 6...
Congrats to Chris Colabello, Aaron Hicks & Deibinson Romero who were all named to the Eastern League Season Ending All-Star Team.
Nice piece this week on fmr Chris Colabello - via
Chris Colabello making an appearance in the broadcast booth. Check it out!
Check out Chris Colabello on NESN right now playing against the Portland Sea Dogs in AA action!
Ex-Worcester Tornadoes first baseman Chris Colabello chasing MLB dream in New Britain has nothing on him:
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