Chris Colabello RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bautista backs Colabello's defense of failed PED test

    Toronto Star "Speaking at an event Friday in support of an organization that cautions young athletes against using performance-enhancing drugs, Jose Bautista said he believes Chris Colabello’s claim he did not knowingly ingest the anabolic steroid for which he tested positive earlier this year. “If anything,..." May 14

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

    Sportress of Blogitude "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..." April 27

  • Why failed drug test of Blue Jays’ Colabello is frustrating

    Sportsnet "Chris Colabello is not a bad person; his story of emerging from the wilderness of independent baseball was no less stirring on Friday than it was Thursday. But he is guilty of failing a drug test passed on multiple occasions every season by all but a handful of major leaguers so he is, in the very..." April 25

  • Colabello’s entire fairytale now under suspicion

    TSN "If you ever wondered why baseball players and pundits looked at Jose Bautista’s incredible career turnaround in 2010 and thought, “Surely this guy has to be taking drugs,” you need look no further than baseball's newest cheat, Chris Colabello. For every player out there who “figures it out”..." April 23

  • Chris Colabello Receives 80-Game PED Suspension

    MLB Trade Rumors "Blue Jays first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello has received an 80-game PED suspension, per a league announcement. The 32-year-old’s roster spot will go to southpaw Chad Girodo, as Ben Nicholson-Smith of tweets. Even before today’s news, things hadn’t gone as hoped for the..." April 23

  • Colabello releases heartfelt statement following PED ban

    The Score "Chris Colabello released a statement in the minutes following his suspension Friday for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, but fell just short of an apology. The league hit the 32-year-old with an 80-game ban a little more than a month after he says he tested positive. "On March 13, I..." April 22

  • Bautista offers teammate $15K in eating contest

    The Score "When given the chance to enjoy a night out in Montreal, you simply must take advantage. That's exactly what Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bautista did Thursday when he offered Chris Colabello $15,000 to eat eight pounds of lobster mac and cheese at one of Montreal's finest dining establishments." April 01

  • Blue Jays claim Chris Colabello off waivers from Twins

    Hardball Talk "Toronto has claimed first baseman Chris Colabello off waivers from Minnesota. Colabello signed with the Twins after being an independent league MVP and put up big numbers at Triple-A in 2013. He got a shot in the majors this year and responded with a great April, but then slumped horribly..." December 08

  • Chris Colabello draws interest from Korean-league teams

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Even as he wrapped up a disappointing stint in the Dominican Winter League, the Twins' Chris Colabello had a rare opportunity to ply his craft on the other side of the world. Despite strong interest from the 10-team Korean Baseball Organization, the independent-league survivor decided he wasn't..." December 21

  • Colabello takes a long, strange trip to majors

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After the bus ride, the car accident, the airport scramble and the sleepless night, how difficult could playing baseball be? “I just figured it would be hard” to get to Atlanta, Chris Colabello said after his first major league game, “because that’s how things go in my life.” Good point. He..." May 23

  • Twins add Colabello, put Plouffe on DL

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Chris Colabello's baseball journey from independent baseball has reached the major leagues. The Twins have added Colabello, veteran of seven seasons in the Can-Am League, to their roster for Wednesday's game with the Braves, calling him up from Class AAA Rochester to replace Trevor Plouffe, who..." May 22

  • Twins put Trevor Plouffe on 7-day DL, add Chris Colabello

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe has been placed on the seven-day disabled list after showing concussion symptoms following a collision at second base late in Tuesday night's loss. Plouffe was examined by a doctor at Turner Field, but has yet to undergo a full impact test. That will happen in..." May 22

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