Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:34:33 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Chris Colabello was hitting .318 with six home runs, eight doubles and 25 RBIs in his last 29 games before being called up from Triple-A Rochester.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:21:36 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Chris Colabello, DH Kendrys Morales and OF Chris Parmelee are expected to receive time at first base while 1B Joe Mauer (oblique) is on the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: It is not known how the playing time will be split, but all probably will get some time at first base. Morales is probably owned in most leagues, so owners in deeper mixed leagues can consider adding Colabello or Parmelee. Colabello is a better option at this point since he was playing well before he was called up to the team.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:11:35 -0700
The Minnesota Twins placed 1B Joe Mauer (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Minnesota recalled 1B/OF Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester.
Fantasy Tip: Shame -- he was starting to turn things around, including running off an ongoing 12-game hit streak. Mauer's disappointing season becomes even more depressing. At least you can stash him without having him hurt you in the lineup. This could be a lengthy absence, though. Colabello, meanwhile, regains some juice in deep-mixed leagues and might be worth checking out. Despite his slump before his demotion, he had a scorching start to the season.
Sun, 25 May 2014 18:20:11 -0700
The Minnesota Twins have optioned OFs Chris Colabello and Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester.
Thu, 15 May 2014 15:07:16 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Chris Colabello is hitting .149/.200/.234 with one home run and three RBIs in 13 games in May after hitting .295/.343/.484 with three home runs and 27 RBIs in 24 games in April. Manager Ron Gardenhire thinks Colabello tired out by playing every day. "I think he needed (a break), because we pressed him to the limit and played him an awful lot, so I think he got a little worn down," Gardenhire said. "We used him as a pinch-hitter the last few days. But he has a great attitude."
Thu, 08 May 2014 10:04:49 -0700
Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (back) missed his fourth straight game with lower back spasms Thursday, May 8, and manager Ron Gardenhire said Mauer could land on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: If you own Mauer, it's time to start considering adding another catcher to prepare for a prolonged absence. Chris Colabello can handle the first base duties for the Twinkies with Mauer out.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:28:39 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Chris Colabello drove in four runs Wednesday, April 23. He leads the league with 26 RBIs.
Fantasy Tip: Colabello is a tricky fantasy asset. He's a 30-year-old journeyman that the average fantasy owner knows little about. You could keep him and hope this advanced-age surge is for real or sell high and earn a profit from your waiver claim or low draft pick.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:40:06 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Chris Colabello went 5-for-7 with three doubles and four runs batted in, and he raised his batting average to .357 during a doubleheader sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:47:06 -0700
The Minnesota Twins will place OF Josh Willingham (wrist) on the disabled list Saturday, April 12, and will call up RP Michael Tonkin in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: More good news for the owners of Chris Colabello, as he'll continue to see consistent playing time with Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia (wrist) out. Darin Mastroianni is also worth owning, in AL-only leagues, with the Twinkies thin in the outfield.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:37:42 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham (wrist) may head to the disabled list if his wrist issue lingers through this weekend, according to bench coach and acting manager Terry Steinbach.
Fantasy Tip: This would bode well for Jason Kubel and Chris Colabello remaining in the lineup. Both are worth an add in deep mixed leagues. Kubel, being a LHB, might have more shelf life in this instance.