Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/22/13
The Minnesota Twins have promoted power-hitting first baseman Chris Colabello from their triple A affiliate Rochester Red Wings. Colabello took one of the unlikeliest routes to the majors, no big division one scholarship, no major league amateur draft or sexy signing bonus. Nope, this baseball foot soldier played 7 seasons in the Can-Am League, which in laments terms Indy ball. Colabello and his journey to the show commenced in 2005 when he signed to play for the Worcester Tornadoes. The only familiar name on the roster was that of Manager and former catcher Rich Gedman, a veteran of 1033 games mostly all with the Boston Red Sox. Colabello would toil in Indy ball for seven seasons an equivalent of 583 games spent riding buses to lesser known areas like Sussex, Brockton and Nashua chasing a childhood dream. The native of Framingham, Massachusetts would have a career year for the Tornadoes in 2011 batting .348 and dialling long distance 20 times in 92 games. The Minnesota Twins took n...
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