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Rotowire: Feb 11 / 12:55p ET
News: Colabello (thumb) was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Colabello was removed from the 40-man roster to clear space for Jayson Aquino, who was traded to the team last Wednesday. The Blue Jays will still bring Colabello to spring training, however, leaving the door open for him to possibly reclaim a roster spot with a strong showing.
Rotowire: Feb 4 / 3:22p ET
News: Colabello (thumb) was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Colabello was a casualty of the Blue Jays' trade earlier on Wednesday to acquire Jayson Aquino, as it left the team in need of a 40-man roster spot. The 31-year-old Colabello was claimed off waivers by Toronto in December after posting a line of .229/.282/.380 in limited action with the Twins in 2014.
Rotowire: Dec 8 / 11:54a ET
News: Colabello (thumb) was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays on Monday, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.
Impact: He hit .239 with five home runs in 134 at-bats against righties last season before being demoted to Triple-A. The 31-year-old was also playing through a thumb injury for much of the season, and has seen a hand specialist already this offseason, so that should be factored in when evaluating his 2014 season and projecting his availability for 2015. Colabello can play first base and right field, but the Blue Jays will likely treat him as a bench bat heading into 2015.