Chris Colabello

#15 LF / Toronto Blue Jays / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 lb Age: 32 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    INJURY ALERT: Suspended | Suspension | Suspended until Jul 15
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      Blue Jays' Chris Colabello: Facing uncertain future in Toronto

      The Blue Jays appear ready to move on from Colabello, as evident by the promotion of infielder Matt Dominguez, CBC Sports reports. Colabello rose from minor-league anonymity last season to claim a spot with the high-flying Blue Jays, but struggled out of the gate this year, hitting just .069 prior to his suspension. Manager Job Gibbons said players "come and go" in baseball, which doesn't seem too encouraging when assessing the first baseman's value once the suspension is over.

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      Blue Jays' Chris Colabello: Suspended 80 games

      Colabello has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, Blue Jays play-by-play announcer Mike Wilner reports. According to Wilner, Colabello tested positive for a performance enhancing substance called dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. With Colabello sidelined for such a significant portion of the season, Justin Smoak should be in line for the lion's share of the playing time at first base through the All-Star break provided that Toronto does not look outside the organization for a replacement. The 32-year-old Colabello had gotten off to a tough start to the season before being handed down the suspension, as he was slashing .069/.156/.069 with nine strikeouts in 29 at-bats.

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      Blue Jays' Chris Colabello: Out of the lineup Tuesday

      Colabello is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Orioles, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports. Colabello has struggled immensely to start the season to the tune of a 2-for-26 stretch with seven strikeouts. Justin Smoak will draw the start in his stead at first base, batting sixth against Mike Wright. Colabello will likely continue to see more off days if he isn't able to turn it around quickly.

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      Blue Jays' Chris Colabello: Facing looming situation

      Due to the struggles of Colabello and Justin Smoak, manager John Gibbons said Edwin Encarnacion may begin to see more playing time at first base with someone else taking over the DH duties, the Toronto Sun reports. Between Smoak and Colabello, the two first baseman are 3-for-37 with 18 strikeouts. Colabello went 1-for-3 on Sunday, leaving him with just two base hits in 25 at-bats for a batting average of .080. In 2015, the 32-year-old had the best season in his three-year career, mainly playing the platoon against right-handers. Manager John Gibbons has said he's committed to giving the current situation time to work itself out, but if Colabello doesn't turn it around quickly, he won't have much to offer the big league team.

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      Blue Jays' Chris Colabello: Will not start Monday

      Colabello is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox. Colabello is 5-for-12 in his career against Monday's opposing starter, Clay Buchholz, but he is just 2-for-25 this season, so he will be held out Monday. Edwin Encarnacion will play first base Monday for the Blue Jays.

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      Blue Jays' Chris Colabello: Sitting out again Friday

      Colabello is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox. Justin Smoak will draw the start against Rick Porcello, sending Colabello to the bench against a right-hander for the second time in three days. Colabello hit .321 in 333 at-bats last year, but he's off to a miserable start this season with one hit and six strikeouts in 19 at-bats.

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      Blue Jays' Chris Colabello: Starting at first base Thursday

      Colabello is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees. Justin Smoak took Colabello's spot at first base Wednesday against with Michael Pineda on the hill for the Yankees, but Colebello will draw back in for Thursday's series finale. Colabello does appear to be on the on the wrong end of a first base platoon with Smoak, however, so Thursday's start could be his only one for a few days.

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      Blue Jays' Chris Colabello: Out of the lineup Wednesday

      Colabello is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees. With the right-handed Michael Pineda on the mound, Justin Smoak will get the nod at first base over Colabello. Colabello is just 1-for-15 this season after hitting .321 last year and could find at-bats hard to come by if he continues to struggle.

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      Blue Jays' Chris Colabello: No starts in three-game series

      Colabello remains out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports. Manager John Gibbons opted to use Josh Donaldson at designated hitter for all three games of the series, resulting in Darwin Barney entering the lineup at third base and Edwin Encarnacion moving from DH to first base. The Blue Jays will likely want to reduce Encarnacion's time in the field as the season wears on, so there should be plenty of opportunity for Colabello to see a steady diet of at-bats at some point. However, with no starts under his belt for three straight games, Colabello can probably be fastened to the bench in most season-long leagues heading into the upcoming week.

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      Blue Jays' Chris Colabello: Out of Friday's lineup

      Colabello is out of Friday's lineup against the Red Sox, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports. The Blue Jays are getting Josh Donaldson in the lineup at DH, meaning Edwin Encarnacion must shift to first base, leaving Colabello without a place to play. He has just one hit with five strikeouts through three games, as the anticipated regression from last year's surprising numbers has taken place immediately.