Indians Sign Free Agent 1B/OF Chris Colabello to a Minor League Deal with a Spring Invite

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The Indians today added another body to the roster for the spring, as the team inked free agent 1B/OF Chris Colabello to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.

The 33-year-old veteran owns a career Major League average of .257 (187-727) with 35 doubles, 28 home runs and 111 RBI in 225 Major League games since debuting with the Minnesota Twins in 2013.

His best season came in 2015 with the Toronto Blue Jays, hitting .321 (107-333) with 19 2B, 15 HR and 54 RBI in 101 games and was Toronto’s starting first baseman in 10 of their 11 Postseason games.

His 2016 campaign was spent in the Blue Jays organization around an 80-game suspension starting in April for violating MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Colabello will be a part of team Italy in the World Baseball Classic in March.