Christian Colón Joins Atlanta Braves

World Series Hero played in 292 games with Omaha from 2012-16

Infielder Christian Colon played with the Storm Chasers during parts of each season from 2012-16. (Minda Haas Kuhlmann)

By Andrew Green / Omaha Storm Chasers | December 7, 2017 2:35 PM

It appears 2012-16 Storm Chasers infielder Christian Colon has a new team, posting a picture of the Atlanta Braves logo on his social media accounts.

Tweet from @C24Colon: 🤙🤟

Colón totaled 292 games played with the Omaha Storm Chasers during parts of five seasons between 2012-16, combining for a .288 average (329-1142) with 159 runs, 45 doubles, three triples, 23 homers and 132 RBI. Omaha reached the postseason in each of his first three seasons he played, before coming up clutch with a go-ahead RBI single in the 12th inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series, which Kansas City would take to clinch the second World Series title in club history.

A versatile player, Colón made significant contributions at second base, shortstop and third base during his time in Omaha. He won a Triple-A National Championship with the Storm Chasers in 2013, batting .273 (140-512) with 72 runs, 12 doubles, three triples, 12 homers and 58 RBI. He would go on to make his Major League debut with the Royals on July 1, 2014 against the Minnesota Twins, and later that season provided another big postseason knock, a game-tying RBI single in the 12th inning of the 2014 Wild Card Game versus the Oakland Athletics.

Colón split the 2017 campaign between Kansas City and the Miami Marlins organizations. In 142 career Major League contests he has compiled a .252 average (88-349), adding 33 runs, 17 doubles, one triple, one homer and 25 RBI. He was selected by the Royals in the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of Cal State Fullerton.

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