Twins call up Chris Colabello, place Trevor Plouffe on disabled list
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Chris Colabello is headed to the big leagues.
The Minnesota Twins announced early Wednesday morning they are selecting Colabello's contract from Triple-A Rochester and expected to have him in uniform, wearing No. 55 for the afternoon's series finale at Atlanta.
He takes the place of Trevor Plouffe, who was placed on the seven-day disabled list with concussion symptoms after a collision with Braves second baseman Dan Uggla in Tuesday's loss.
Colabello, 29, has played in the minors since 2005 -- mostly with Worcester and Nashua in the independent Canadian-American Association.
He joined the Twins organization last year with Double-A New Britain and was promoted this year to Triple-A Rochester, where he mostly has played first base and is hitting .358/.417/.659 with 12 home runs and 39 RBIs in 199 plate appearances. He has played some outfield recently.
The Twins also announced that Darin Mastroianni has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list, as expected. That clears room on the 40-man roster for Colabello, the team said, indicating a separate 40-man move must be made to clear room for Samuel Deduno, who is expected to start Friday's game at Detroit.
Like Deduno, who suffered a groin injury playing for the Dominican Republic, Colabello played in the World Baseball Classic. He participated for Team Italy.