Red Wings' Chris Colabello and Andrew Albers named to Triple-A All-Star team

Posted at: 07/03/2013 4:35 PM
Updated at: 07/03/2013 6:00 PM

From independent baseball, to Double-A, now to Triple-A all-star, the Red Wings Chris Colabello has persevered and fans are taking notice.  

The Triple-A All-Star Team was announced and Colabello is on the roster. Colabello is not only making the International League team, but the 29-year-old also received the most fan votes and will start at first base.

It's a journey through the minors that has been well documented and the fans can't get enough of Colabello's story. The fans also can't get enough of Colabello's ability to tear the cover off the ball.

In 73 games for Rochester, Colabello is hitting a league leading .360 with 20 home runs. He also leads the league in RBI, on base and on base plus slugging. After playing seven years of independent ball, Colabello is getting a shot in the minors and hasn't looked back, since he also made his big league debut with the Twins earlier this year.

Colabello will be joined at the All-Star game with teammate and starting pitcher, Andrew Albers. The 27-year-old is 7-2 with a 2.74 ERA.

The Triple-A All-Star game is in Reno, Nevada on July 17.

Albers will also be on the mound Wednesday night when Rochester visits Buffalo for just one game. The Wings won game two of their double header against Syracuse Tuesday and the win was sparked by a Gene Glynn ejection.

Down 3-1 in the second inning, Glynn was tossed for arguing balls and strikes. Later in the inning, Rochester would tie the game and go on to win 6-5.