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Updated: March 17th, 2013 9:04am
Slugging first baseman Chris Colabello among Twins' latest roster cuts

Slugging first baseman Chris Colabello among Twins' latest roster cuts

by Phil Mackey
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The Minnesota Twins trimmed seven more players off the spring training roster on Sunday morning, including slugging first baseman Chris Colabello.

Catcher Eric Fryer, third baseman Mark Sobolewski, outfielders Brian Dinkelman and Clete Thomas and pitchers Deolis Guerra and Shairon Martis were also reassigned to minor league camp.

Colabello, 29, made quite the impression this spring, reaching base seven times in 17 plate appearances, including two doubles and three RBIs. He also led team Italy in the World Baseball Classic with two home runs and seven RBIs.

After spending seven seasons in the Canadian-American Association Independent League, Colabello signed with the Twins last season and hit .284/.358/.478 with 19 home runs and 98 RBIs for Double-A New Britain.

It's likely he will start this season at Triple-A Rochester.

Guerra will likely miss several months due to a blood clot in his right shoulder.

The Twins still have 42 players on the spring roster, including 22 pitchers.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Deolis Guerra