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Ryan Doumit returns from concussion, Twins send Chris Colabello back to minors

Aug 16, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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Ryan Doumit is back from the concussion disabled list after missing a total of eight days with a brain injury he initially kept secret from the Twins.

To open a spot on the roster for his return the Twins demoted Chris Colabello back to Triple-A, where he was leading the International League in nearly every key offensive category before getting his first real opportunity in the majors at age 29.

Colabello hit .286 with four homers and a .948 OPS in his last 16 games, so the demotion certainly isn’t based on his performance. Minnesota has a logjam at first base, designated hitter, and the outfield corners, in part because they’ve yet to trade Justin Morneau. Colabello deserved a longer look after crushing Triple-A all season and might be a decent, cheap replacement for Morneau next season, but the Twins apparently aren’t all that interested in finding out.

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 16, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    See you in September Chris.

  2. modellforprez - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    They might be able to move Morneau to a team desperate because of his decline in production and all I hear is how he is not same since an injury 3-4 yrs ago. so who would over pay for that??

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