Date of Birth: 10/24/1983
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 210 lbs
Resides: Framingham, MA
Chris Colabello comes to Kansas City with four years of big-league experience, playing for the Minnesota Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays for parts of two seasons each. In his time with the Twins during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, he played in 119 games, batting .214 with 78 hits and 13 home runs, and 56 RBIs. He was then taken by the Blue Jays off of waivers in 2014. With Toronto, he played in 101 games in 2015, batting .321 with 15 home runs and 54 RBIs, but he only appeared in 10 games in 2016 before being sent down to the minors.
After being granted free agency from the Blue Jays in December of 2016, Colabello signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Indians. He was then released by the Indians in July 2017 and then signed with the Milwaukee Brewers, where he spent his time in their minor league system. After he was granted free agency at the end of the 2017 season, Colabello did not sign with another team until the T-Bones.
Colabello spent time with the Italian national team on the World Baseball Classic rosters of 2013 and 2017. Colabello helped the 2013 team to a 7th place finish and the 2017 team to a 12th place finish. In the 2013 WBC he went 6 for 18 with 2 home runs and 7 RBI’s in five games, however in 2017’s WBC he went 2 for 13 with 1 homerun and 2 RBI’s in four games.