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Continued: Twins minor league report: Stewart shows promise in pro debut

  • Article by: LA VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 5, 2013 - 11:25 PM

“He’s taking good at-bats,’’ Steil said, “showing some of his power. He’s been playing center field and first base.’’

The Twins believe that Kepler can be a corner outfielder in the majors, but he’s pretty smooth at first base as well.

 

Colabello crushing ball

Rochester first baseman Chris Colabello continues to crush International League pitching and has to be near the top of the pecking order if the Twins decide they need a righthanded bat in their lineup.

Colabello leads the league with a .359 batting average, .662 slugging percentage and 1.096 on-base-plus-slugging percentage. He’s hit 21 homers and has 67 RBI.

With Josh Willingham out for several weeks following knee surgery on Wednesday, the club could use a righthanded hitter to balance out the lineup.

“Very impressive year,’’ Steil said, referring to Colabello. “If there was an opportunity for playing time in the major leagues, he certainly has positioned himself to be called up.’’

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