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Erik Komatsu | Outfielder

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Brewers signed OF Erik Komatsu to a minor league contract.
The 26-year-old outfielder hit .179/.266/.339 with a pair of homers and five RBI in 20 games at Triple-A Salt Lake before being released. He'll function as organizational depth. Jun 27 - 7:55 PM

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Angels signed OF Erik Komatsu to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Komatsu was released by the Nationals over the weekend. He hit only .167 last year at Triple-A and was off to a .188 start this season.
May 12 - 6:16 PM

Nationals released OF Erik Komatsu.

Komatsu made it up to the majors with the Cardinals and Twins as a Rule 5 pick in 2012, but he hit only .167 last year and was off to a .188 start this season. The 26-year-old will now seek employment elsewhere.
May 9 - 1:11 PM

The Nationals have accepted Erik Komatsu back.

The 24-year-old outfielder was snatched up by the Cardinals in December's Rule 5 Draft but only lasted a month with St. Louis. Komatsu then moved on to the Twins, where he was designated for assignment after three weeks. He'll head to Triple-A Syracuse.
Tue, May 29, 2012 05:57:00 PM

Twins designated OF Erik Komatsu for assignment.

Claimed off waivers earlier this month, Komatsu batted just .219/.297/.219 over 37 plate appearances with the Twins. The Rule 5 pick will go through waivers again but could wind up back with the Nationals.
Sun, May 27, 2012 11:17:00 AM

A day after being picked up on waivers, Erik Komatsu went right into the Twins' starting lineup on Saturday and finished 0-for-3 in the loss to the Mariners.

There are only so many outfielders worse than Ben Revere available, but damn the Twins if they're not going to try all of them. Komatsu doesn't figure to work out any better than Clete Thomas did.
Sun, May 6, 2012 12:33:00 AM

Twins claimed OF Erik Komatsu off waivers from the Cardinals.

Komatsu is a Rule 5 pick and will have to stick on the Twins' roster the rest of the season or be offered back to the Nationals. The 24-year-old batted 4-for-19 (.211) with two walks, two strikeouts and three runs scored in his time with St. Louis. He has some OBP skills, some speed and can play all three outfield positions, so he has a shot to hang around as a bench guy.
Fri, May 4, 2012 02:19:00 PM

Cardinals designated OF Erik Komatsu for assignment.

He was cleared to make room for Allen Craig's return from the disabled list. Komatsu, a Rule 5 pick, made the Cardinals' Opening Day roster and is 4-for-19 (.211) with two walks, two strikeouts and three runs scored. Assuming nobody picks him up off waivers, the 24-year-old will be offered back to the Nationals.
Tue, May 1, 2012 01:37:00 PM

Rule 5 pick Erik Komatsu has made the Cardinals' Opening Day roster.

Komatsu, who was selected from the Nationals in December's Rule 5 draft, is batting .280 (15-for-50) with two doubles, two triples, eight RBI and six stolen bases this spring. He'll add an element of speed to the Cardinals' bench. Shane Robinson was also told that he made the team, which means that Allen Craig (knee) will almost certainly begin the season on the disabled list.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 04:13:00 PM

Rule 5 pick Erik Komatsu went 2-for-4 with a triple Saturday against the Marlins.

Komatsu isn't known for his power, but he has a couple of extra-base hits as part of a 4-for-12 start this spring. The speedy outfielder from the Nationals system is trying to win a spot on the St. Louis bench.
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 05:30:00 PM

Cardinals selected OF Erik Komatsu from the Nationals in the Rule 5 draft.

Komatsu was acquired by the Nationals from the Brewers at the trade deadline in the Jerry Hairston deal, but the Nats chose not to protect him. His ceiling is a fourth outfielder, but he's capable of playing all three outfield positions and sports a .302/.389/.434 batting line with 57 steals over his four minor league seasons. He could have a shot at some playing time in right field early on in the year if Allen Craig can't make it back from knee surgery in time.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 11:11:00 AM

Nationals acquired OF Erik Komatsu from the Brewers in exchange for Jerry Hairston.

Komatsu, who is batting .294/.393/.416 with six homers and 13 steals for Double-A Huntsville this season, was listed by Baseball America before the season as the Brewers' 14th best prospect. He profiles as a fourth outfielder.
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 12:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Lyle Overbay
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Rickie Weeks
SS1Jean Segura
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Aramis Ramirez
LF1Khris Davis
2Logan Schafer
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
2Gerardo Parra
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yovani Gallardo
2Kyle Lohse
3Matt Garza
4Wily Peralta
5Jimmy Nelson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jim Henderson
3Tyler Thornburg
4Will Smith
5Zach Duke
6Brandon Kintzler
7Jeremy Jeffress
8Tom Gorzelanny
9Wei-Chung Wang
10Marco Estrada