Twins Claim Komatsu, DFA Thomas

The Twins claimed outfielder Erik Komatsu off of waivers from the Cardinals and designated Clete Thomas for assignment to make room on the 25-man roster, according to a team press release. 

Komatsu, selected from the Nationals in last winter's Rule 5 draft, was designated for assignment on Tuesday by St. Louis.  The 24-year-old appeared in 15 games for the Cardinals and saw time at all three outfield positions. 

The Twins picked up Thomas off of waivers from Detroit less than a month ago.  The 28-year-old saw time in twelve games for Minnesota and played mostly in right field.  In parts of four Triple-A seasons with the Tigers, Thomas has a slash line of .252/.336/.409.

The club also announced that third baseman Sean Burroughs cleared waivers and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A.  Burroughs, 31, was DFA'd on Tuesday to make room for Drew Butera.

8 Responses to Twins Claim Komatsu, DFA Thomas Leave a Reply

  1. David Conrad 3 years ago

    good kid. good ballplayer. watched him the entire spring training and start of the year before Allen Craig took his spot on the Cardinals’ roster…hits for contact, has a good eye, moves quickly on the basepaths, and a fundamentally-sound outfielder (seems like he glides out there)

    • Thanks for the info, it’s nice to have a little background on guys that are picked up off waivers.

  2. POISON66 3 years ago

    the guy is a good ball player, good luck to him!

  3. On one hand, his age is a positive, but really, I don’t see why the Twins just can’t bring up Ben Revere and go forth with the original plan of Revere in left and Willingham in right.

    What I think this move means, between this and the Butera call up, Doumit is going to be the primary RF.

  4. $2509879 3 years ago

    Bring up Ben Revere!

    • 0vercast 3 years ago

      Revere needs the ABs in the minors.  Sitting him on the bench isn’t helping the Twins one bit.

  5. 0vercast 3 years ago

    Started with a bang vs TEX, ended with a fizzle (11 K’s in 13 AB.)  Too bad, he has some pop in his bat.  

  6. DT Flush234 3 years ago

    Good move by the Twins even though he will likely be a fourth or fifth OF. This kid got some talent he can run well and and is a solid hitter and is versatile in the OF.

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