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Friday, October 24, 2014

Twins Injury Update: Chris Colabello to have troublesome thumb examined

By on 10/24/2014 11:00:00 AM

The Minnesota Twins struggled to their fourth consecutive season with 70 or less wins. The downfall for the Twins was a pitching staff that was 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA at 4.57. The offense was a bright spot, ranked seventh in the league in runs scored. One player who could make an impact next season is Chris Colabello, who played much of the season with an injured thumb, which is scheduled to be examined.

As reported by Mike Berardino of, Colabello is scheduled to undergo an MRI and X-rays on his injured thumb next week. He reported that he's still feeling numbness and tingling in his right thumb that occurred after he got jammed by a Grant Balfour pitch on April 23.

Colabello was on fire at the plate at the time of the injury, batting .346 with an on-base/slugging percentage of .962.  Following the injury, Colabello went on a downward spiral, hitting just 8-for-73 which ended up in being sent back to Triple-A.

Although Colabello had 27 RBI in April, it's possible the Twins could remove him from their 40-man roster to make room for younger prospects.

Colabello knows he can play in the Major Leagues, noting that he had a 20 game stretch in April hitting Major League pitching with incredible success.

Should Colabello remain on the Twins, he joins an outfield that includes Jordan Schafer, Danny Santana, Oswaldo Arcia and Chris Parmelee.

Colabello, a 31-year old who was signed by the Twins as a free agent in 2012, hit .194 with seven home runs and 17 RBI as a rookie in 2013. This past season, Colabello appeared in 59 games and hit .229 with six home runs and 39 RBI in 220 at bats.

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