Found February 22, 2013 on MLB Buzz:
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Chris Colabello, a non-roster invitee with the Minnesota Twins, is probably the happiest man in baseball this spring. It would be trite to say Colabello, 29, has come out of nowhere. He actually comes from everywhere. Colabello grew up mostly in Massachusetts but spent several years of his childhood in Italy before attending Division II Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. Then he began a seven-year career as a slugging corner infielder in the independent Canadian-American Association, with teams in Worcester and Nashua, N.H. Colabello didn’t play his first game in affiliated minor-league baseball until last year at age 28, when the Twins signed him after Colabello’s agent, Brian Charles, sent scouting footage of him to the team. The right-handed Colabello put together a strong season at Double-A New Britain – an .836 OPS in 134 games – and helped Team Italy win the European Baseball Championship last September. He continued his power hitting for Guasave of the Mexican Pacifi
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