Chris Colabello sent back to AAA to make room for Trevor Plouffe
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Chris Colabello's first stint in the major leagues was a short one. The Minnesota Twins optioned the 29-year-old first baseman back to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday to make room for Trevor Plouffe, who makes his return from the seven-day concussion DL.
Colabello tallied one hit in 11 plate appearances scattered over five games.
After spending seven years in the Independent Leagues, Colabello has torn the cover off the ball between Double-A New Britain and Rochester the past two seasons. Prior to his promotion, Colabello was hitting .358/.417/.659 with 12 home runs in 46 games for the Red Wings.
Plouffe took a blow to the head in Atlanta on May 21 while sliding into second base. He enters Thursday hitting .254/.333/.425 with four home runs and 17 RBIs.