Blue Jays claim Colabello off waivers from Twins

MLB insider Shi Davidi joins Barry Davis at the MLB GM meetings to discuss the team's primary needs, and whether or not the Paul Beeston rumours will affect any dealings with would-be free agents.

The Toronto Blue Jays added depth to their 40-man roster by claiming first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

Colabello, 31, hit .229/.282/.380/.662 with six home runs, 39 RBI, 13 doubles, 14 walks, and 66 strikeouts in 220 plate appearances with the Twins last season.

The Framingham, Mass., native signed with the Twins as a free agent in 2012. He was the most valuable player of the triple-A International League in 2013 with the Rochester Red Wings.

The Blue Jays were in need of depth at first base after dealing Adam Lind to the Milwaukee Brewers earlier in the off-season while veteran Dan Johnson, who spent the majority of 2014 with triple-A Buffalo, is a free agent.

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