Blue Jays claim Chris Colabello off waivers from Twins

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Toronto has claimed first baseman Chris Colabello off waivers from Minnesota.

Colabello signed with the Twins after being an independent league MVP and put up big numbers at Triple-A in 2013. He got a shot in the majors this year and responded with a great April, but then slumped horribly before getting demoted back to the minors.

Colabello later revealed that he played much of the season with a thumb injury. He’s a 31-year-old career .214 hitter with 13 homers and a .649 OPS in 114 games for the Twins, but the Blue Jays might be able to squeeze some production out of Colabello in a part-time role.