Cardinals Designate Komatsu for Assignment; Craig Off DL

JUPITER, FL - MARCH 12: Outfielder Erik Komatsu #82 of the St Louis Cardinals makes a catch against the Atlanta Braves at Roger Dean Stadium on March 12, 2012 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

The St. Louis Cardinals have designated Erik Komatsu for assignment to make room for Allen Craig, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com:

Komatsu, 24, was selected by St. Louis from the Washington Nationals in last winter's Rule 5 draft and now has 10 days to determine what do do with him. The club has several options, including an attempt to work out a trade with the Nationals to keep Komatsu, returning him altogether, or they could trade him to a third team.

Komatsu is hitting .211 / .286 / .211 over 21 plate appearances for the 2012 season and has appeared in 15 games while seeing time in all three outfield positions.

Craig, set to return, was on the disabled list following the surgery on his right knee as a result of a fracture that happened last June.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Viva El Birdos

You must be a member of Viva El Birdos to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Viva El Birdos. You should read them.

Join Viva El Birdos

You must be a member of Viva El Birdos to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Viva El Birdos. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker