By Matt Noonan
The Worcester Tornadoes may not be playing baseball this summer, but one of their former players, Chris Colabello, will have the chance to suit up for the Minnesota Twins this afternoon against Atlanta, according to multiple reports.
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported this morning that the Twins purchased Colabello’s contract from Triple-A Rochester, which will provide the former Assumption College star and Milford High graduate, a spot in Minnesota’s dugout.
Colabello spent seven seasons with the Tornadoes (Can-Am League) and hit .317 with 86 home runs before joining Double-A New Britain last season where he hit .284 with 19 home runs and 98 RBIs in 134 games.
The 29-year-old, who was currently playing for Rochester, was hitting .358 with 12 home runs, 17 doubles and 39 RBIs.
According to the Star Tribune, Colabello will replace Trevor Plouffe, who was placed on MLB’s new 7-day concussion disabled list.