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Devon Travis Means Everything to the Toronto Blue Jays

May 5, 2015, the Toronto Blue Jays sat at 13-16, 3 games under .500 and everyone had given up hope on their playoff aspirations. On that same day the Blue Jays called up Chris Colabello, who was just named International League Player of the Week and had been successful at AAA. Colabello ended up hitting .321 last season with 15 home runs and 54 RBI’s and was a spark for the team...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Shapiro: Not involved in Colabello situation beyond being supportive

Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro discusses the Chris Colabello PEDs suspension, saying we support him fully, care about him deeply, but are not involved in this situation.
Via SportsNetCanada
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Colabello on suspension: ‘I cried and cried and cried’

Major League Baseball last Friday announced that Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chis Colabello had been banned 80 games for testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid sold under the name Turinabol. In an exclusive interview this week with Sportsnet, Colabello details the devastating impact learning he’d tested positive for a performance-enhancing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Colabello: There is no motivation to lie

Chris Colabello tells Jamie Campbell every product he used in the off-season was sent to him by Blue Jays staff, and he reacts to those who call him a "cheat."
Via SportsNetCanada
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Colabello Pleads Innocence After Failed Test

Cheating, is that what it is with Chris Colabello, who was suspended for 80 games today? Too much to hear. CFTO sportscaster Lance Brown, with the network now known as CTV Toronto, mentioned tonight that these kinds of things have been going for many years and he mentioned 1988. Yes, 1988. Brown didn’t mention Canadian runner Ben Johnson, who lost his gold medal at the 1988 Seoul...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Colabello suspended 80 games after testing positive for PEDs

Hollywood certainly didn’t write this sour twist to the feel-good story of Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello. The MLB announced on Friday that Colabello has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. According to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe, the substance in question was the anabolic steroid dehydrochlormethyltestosterone...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Chris Colabello suspended 80 games for violating MLB’s PED policy

Chris Colabello has become the latest player to be suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The league on Friday suspended the Toronto Blue Jays first baseman 80 games after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Colabello, a Milford, Mass., native and Assumption College product, has appeared in 225 games for the Blue...
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Steven Wright sends Chris Colabello gift after beaning him

Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello was hit in the helmet by a Steven Wright fastball on Sunday, and the Red Sox pitcher went above and beyond in his apology. Wright sent Colabello a large bottle of liquor to atone for his accidental beanball. “Steven decided that he was going to send over a gift,” Colabello said Monday via the Associated Press as he showed reporters the liquor...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Riding the Waves of BABIP Variance with Chris Colabello

When Chris Colabello’s first ball in play this season, a line drive with recorded exit velocity of 102.8 mph, went directly into the glove of opposing shortstop Brad Miller, it seemed a cruel yet fitting reminder that nothing is given at the start of a new season. Not even for Colabello, who appears to have used a strong 2015 season to finally lock down a secure job in the major...
Via Fangraphs
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Colabello bribed to eat crazy amount of lobster mac 'n' cheese

How much money would it take you to eat eight pounds of delicious lobster mac and cheese? We’re guessing the answer is you’d do it for free, since, you know, lobster mac is freaking delicious and all. But for Toronto Blue Jays first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello, it will apparently cost more than $15,000. That’s because teammates attempted to bribe him with said $15...
Via The Comeback
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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