Former major leaguer Colabello hitting reset with Skeeters, preparing for international play

Jun 20, 2019 342

BY: Joe Southern and Cole McNanna

Playing independent league baseball is nothing new for Chris Colabello, who played seven seasons at that level before getting the call to join the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays from 2013-15. This season he has continued his professional career back in independent ball with the Atlantic League’s Sugar Land Skeeters.

Colabello joined the team in May and, through his first 22 games, was batting .195 with one home run and six RBIs. In between came an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, followed by stints in the affiliated minor leagues and a season playing in Italy.

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