Blue Jays claim Chris Colabello off waivers from Twins


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.