Twins promote Wings slugger Colabello

Big league reward for long-time indy star

By Rochester Red Wings | May 22, 2013 6:50 AM ET

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed infielder Trevor Plouffe on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion.

To replace Plouffe on the 25-man roster, the Twins have selected the contract of infielder/outfielder Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester. In 46 games for the Red Wings, Colabello hit .358 (63-for-176) with 17 doubles, 12 home runs and 39 RBI while slugging .659.

To make room for Colabello on the Twins 40-man roster, the Twins transferred outfielder Darin Mastroianni to the 60-day disabled list.

Colabello will join the Twins in Atlanta today and wear uniform number 55.

More on Colabello:

Colabello, who went 1-for-4 with an RBI Tuesday night, has arguably been the hottest hitter in the game of baseball since the calendar flipped to May. So far this month he's hitting .425 with 6 HR and 20 RBI in 20 games... His 33 hits, 18 extra-base hits, 12 doubles and 63 total bases in the month of May all ranked first in all of baseball (MiLB & MLB) coming into Tuesday's games.  

→Colabello is riding a team-high 13-G hit streak (.469, 13 XBH, 17 RBI) and has recorded a hit in 22 of the last 23 games

→On the year, Colabello leads the IL in HR (12), hits (63), SLG (.659), XBH (29) & TB (115)... He's 3rd in AVG (.358) & 2nd in RBI (39)

→played first 7 years of his career in the Independent Can-Am League (2005-11)... Is the Can-Am League's all-time leader (since reinstituted in 2005) with 699 H, 166 2B, 420 RBI, and 387 R. Also ranks 2nd in league history with 86 HR... Named 2011 Independent League POY by Baseball America

In other Red Wings player moves, INF/OF Nate Hanson was transferred from the Red Wings to Double-A New Britain, and INF Deibinson Romero was transferred to Rochester from New Britain. Hanson batted .171 in 20 games with the Wings, with 2 homers and 9 RBI. Romero was hitting .355 in 8 games with New Britain, with 3 homers and 6 RBI.



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