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Blue Jays claim Chris Colabello off waivers

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Godspeed, Bello. May your feel-good story come to fruition in Toronto.

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If the Twins want to make a move in the near-term, they now have room on the 40-man roster. Chris Colabello has been claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays.

Minnesota's 40-man roster now stands at 39. The obvious takeaway is that there's now space on the roster if the team wants to take part in Thursday's Rule 5 draft, but it also opens up flexibility for a trade or free agent signing. Even if Colabello hadn't been claimed by Toronto, he was on his way off of the 40-man. After hitting .214/.284/.364 in 401 plate appearances between 2013 and 2014, it's not a surprise that the Twins have decided the roster spot could be better used.

I'll update this post with links to Colabello's history with the Twins.

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