Assumption Grad Chris Colabello Promoted to Minnesota Twins

Assumption College graduate and baseball standout Chris Colabello '05 has been promoted to the Minnesota Twins, as announced May 22 by the organization. Colabello joined the team in Atlanta as the Twins took on the Braves at Turner Field that afternoon in the series finale. He bated sixth and played right field. Following the Braves series, Minnesota continued its road trip with a four-game series in Detroit starting Thursday, May 23.
 
Colabello is the first Assumption College athlete to appear in the majors and is the first player from a team that is a member of the Northeast-10 to appear in a league game and earn a spot on a major league roster.

A member of Assumption's 200-hit club, Colabello ended his Assumption career seventh on the all-time hits list with 202. His resume includes a three-home run game versus the College of Saint Rose on May 5, 2002. He is one of only five Assumption players to post a three-home run game.

Colabello began the season in Triple AAA Rochester and was the starting first baseman for the Red Wings. At the time of his promotion, he ranked third in the International League with a team-leading .358 average in 46 games. Colabello had just been named the Batavia Downs Racetrack and Casino International League Batter of the Week after hitting .586 in a seven-game stretch, getting at least one hit in every game.

He leads the International League in hits with 63, home runs with 12, total bases with 116, slugging percentage at .659, and OPS at 1.076. He is also second in the league in doubles with 17, second in runs batted in with 39, and fifth in total runs scored with 28.
 
National, regional and local media reported on Colabello’s debut, including NBCSports.com, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, St. Paul (Minnesota) Pioneer Press, Nashua Telegraph, Telegram & Gazette, MetroWest Daily News, among others.
 
 

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