Blue Jays outright Chris Colabello, Andy Burns off 40-man roster

Chris Colabello has been removed from the 40-man roster by the Toronto Blue Jays and cleared waivers. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

The Toronto Blue Jays outrighted first baseman Chris Colabello and infielder Andy Burns off their 40-man roster on Friday.

The team said both players had cleared waivers.

Colabello batted .069 through 10 games with Toronto last season before being suspended 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

When he returned from serving the suspension, the 33-year-old hit .185 with a .254 on-base percentage and five home runs through 45 games — all in the minor leagues.

Burns, 26, went hitless through 10 games for Toronto’s big league team in 2016. He batted .230 in 111 games with triple-A Buffalo.

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