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Sleepless Colabello in right field for Twins

  • Blog Post by: Phil Miller
  • May 22, 2013 - 10:33 AM

ATLANTA -- Sleep is overrated, Chris Colabello said this morning, and I guess we're about to find out if he's right. The newest Twin was on Rochester's team bus late last night, playing cards with his teammates while they traveled from Allentown, Pa., back to Rochester, when Red Wings manager Gene Glynn broke up the game with some big news: Colabello had been called up to the major leagues -- if he could get there.

He arrived at the Rochester airport at 5:45 for a 6:25 a.m. flight to Atlanta, and the security line was moving slowly, he said. But he was pulled to the front of the line and just made his flight.

He's here and in the lineup, albeit at an unusual position: Right field. Colabello, a natural first baseman, played some outfield during his seven seasons in the Can-Am League, and began taking fly balls three weeks ago, so he feels comfortable there.

Trevor Plouffe has been placed on the seven-day disabled list for concussions, making room for Colabello, but says he's feeling OK today. Eduardo Escobar takes his place today, and Jamey Carroll will likely fill in as well during the next week, as the Twins try to snap their seven-game losing streak.

Today's lineups, with Joe Mauer on the bench after catching a couple of extra-long games the past few days:

TWINS
Escobar 2B
Florimon SS
Willingham LF
Morneau 1B
Doumit C
Colabello RF
Hicks CF
Dozier 2B
Worley RHP

BRAVES
Schafer LF
Pena SS
Heyward RF
Freeman 1B
Gattis C
Johnson 3B
Uggla 2B
B.J. Upton CF
Maholm LHP
 

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