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Blue Jays 1B Colabello reinstated from restricted list

TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello has been reinstated from the restricted list after serving an 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. Colabello was suspended April 22 after the commissioner's office said he tested positive for a drug that's sold under the name Turinabol. He lost $227,891 of his $521,126 major league salary while suspended. Colabello...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Colabello to stay in minors after PED suspension

Saturday afternoon, the Toronto Blue Jays designated outfielder/first baseman Chris Colabello off their 25-man roster. In late April, Colabello was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a banned performance-enhancing drug under MLB policy. In his first season with the Blue Jays last year, Colabello hit .321/.367/.520, good for an OPS+â...
Via Today's Knuckleball
4 days ago

Blue Jays Designate Chris Colabello From 25-Man Roster

The Blue Jays have designated Chris Colabello off their 25-man roster now that the first baseman’s 80-game PED suspension is over and he has been reinstated from the restricted list, Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith reports (Twitter link).  This isn’t a standard case of a player being designated for assignment, as Colabello is still on Toronto’s 40-man roster.  As Brendan...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Chris Colabello has ‘nothing to say sorry for’

First baseman insists he never knowingly took any PEDs or tainted supplements that led to his just-ended 80-game suspension.
Via Toronto Star
5 days ago

Chris Colabello on suspension: ‘I cried and cried and cried’

Major League Baseball last Friday announced that Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chis Colabello had been banned 80 games for testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid sold under the name Turinabol. In an exclusive interview this week with Sportsnet, Colabello details the devastating impact learning he’d tested positive for a performance-enhancing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Colabello suspended 80 games after testing positive for PEDs

Hollywood certainly didn’t write this sour twist to the feel-good story of Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello. The MLB announced on Friday that Colabello has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. According to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe, the substance in question was the anabolic steroid dehydrochlormethyltestosterone...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Chris Colabello suspended 80 games for violating MLB’s PED policy

Chris Colabello has become the latest player to be suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The league on Friday suspended the Toronto Blue Jays first baseman 80 games after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Colabello, a Milford, Mass., native and Assumption College product, has appeared in 225 games for the Blue...
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Steven Wright sends Chris Colabello gift after beaning him

Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello was hit in the helmet by a Steven Wright fastball on Sunday, and the Red Sox pitcher went above and beyond in his apology. Wright sent Colabello a large bottle of liquor to atone for his accidental beanball. “Steven decided that he was going to send over a gift,” Colabello said Monday via the Associated Press as he showed reporters the liquorâ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Riding the Waves of BABIP Variance with Chris Colabello

When Chris Colabello’s first ball in play this season, a line drive with recorded exit velocity of 102.8 mph, went directly into the glove of opposing shortstop Brad Miller, it seemed a cruel yet fitting reminder that nothing is given at the start of a new season. Not even for Colabello, who appears to have used a strong 2015 season to finally lock down a secure job in the major...
Via Fangraphs
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Colabello bribed to eat crazy amount of lobster mac 'n' cheese

How much money would it take you to eat eight pounds of delicious lobster mac and cheese? We’re guessing the answer is you’d do it for free, since, you know, lobster mac is freaking delicious and all. But for Toronto Blue Jays first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello, it will apparently cost more than $15,000. That’s because teammates attempted to bribe him with said $15Â...
Via The Comeback
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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