Blue Jays designate Chris Colabello for assignment


Two months after claiming him off waivers from the Twins the Blue Jays have designated first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello for assignment, dropping him from the 40-man roster.

Colabello signed with the Twins after winning an independent league MVP in 2011 and played well in the minors, but hit just .214 in 114 games as a big leaguer.

He got off to a great start last season, but then went into a prolonged slump and later revealed that he’d played almost the entire season with a thumb injury. If healthy Colabello has enough pop to be a productive part-timer.