Apr 25, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins right fielder Chris Colabello (20) hits a RBI single in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Colabello sent down to minors, despite leading the Minnesota Twins in RBI

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Chris Colabello, who has been in a slump for well over a month now, has been sent down to Triple-A-Rochester by the Minnesota Twins. Despite leading the team in runs batted in, Colabello has struggled all month, and has started just once over the past ten days.

With outfielders Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia both ready to return to the major leagues after injury, there simply wasn’t enough room for Colabello on the roster, and hence, he has been sent down to the minors in the hope he can rediscover his great form.

Since homering on Mother’s Day, while his mum was being interviewed, Colabello has gone from batting .346, to only hitting .110 with 28 strikeouts. Colabello spoke to Twin Cities about his demotion.

“Lack of execution,” he said. “I fouled a lot of balls back. I was dealing with some (physical) stuff and let it get to me a little bit. Started feeling better here the last couple weeks. Obviously not a lot of opportunities.”

In the minors, Colabello will have an opportunity to fix his swing and mentally get back into the right mindset that will allow him to get back to that .346 batting average that helped bat in the most runs on the team.


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