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Chris Colabello could be headed to Korea

Dec 21, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

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Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Twins have had discussions with at least one club about sending first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello to the Korean Baseball Organization.

A move is no sure thing right now, as the Twins’ asking price to let him go is said to be “higher than normal,” potentially upwards of $1 million. Colabello would also have to approve his contract being transferred to a Korean team. Something will have to give soon though, as the Twins will need to clear a 40-man roster spot to make room for the newly-signed Kurt Suzuki.

Colabello, who played seven years in the independent Canadian-American Association, had a strong performance for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic this spring and hit .194/.287/.344 with seven homers in 55 games during his first taste of the majors this year. He turned 30 in October.

  1. tjwilliams - Dec 21, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Unless I’m mistaken, didn’t the Doumit for Gilmartin trade free up a 40-man spot? Right now the Twins website has 39 guys listed on the 40-man.

    • Bryz - Dec 21, 2013 at 12:45 PM

      The Doumit trade freed up a spot for Mike Pelfrey, so signing Kurt Suzuki put the 40-man at 41.

      • tjwilliams - Dec 21, 2013 at 7:12 PM

        Ah, I forgot about Pelfrey. Why’d you have to remind me that they resigned Pelfrey?

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