Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:14:36 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OFs Ezequiel Carrera, Chris Dickerson and Andy Dirks (back), 1B Chris Colabello and 3B Danny Valencia are expected to compete for the vacant left field job during spring training. Driks will continue to rehab a back injury and is not expected to resume baseball activity for the next seven to 10 days, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos, and manager John Gibbons does not expect Dirks to be able to adequately compete for the position due to his injury.
Fantasy Tip: This is a position battle to monitor, but the winner won't be a viable option in the majority of mixed leagues. In the long term, Dirks projects as the best fantasy option, but he'll have to prove his health and earn playing time first. Continue to check back for updates on who is the front-runner for the left field job.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:44:42 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Chris Colabello has been outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo. Colabello will participate in spring training despite being outrighted.
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:16:11 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Chris Colabello was designated for assignment Wednesday, Feb. 4.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:18:10 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak could face competition from 1B Chris Colabello and 1B Daric Barton for the starting first base job if he does not start off the season well.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:54:39 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed 1B Chris Colabello off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 01:20:51 -0700
The Minnesota Twins may soon designate 1B Chris Colabello for assignment, according to sources. Colabello was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, Aug. 9, and his .222 average in his most recent 19 games and the performance of some players in the minors suggest Colabello's time might be up.
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 10:40:22 -0700
The Minnesota Twins have optioned 1B/OF Chris Colabello to Triple-A Rochester, in order to make room for SP Trevor May on the 25-man roster.
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.