The St. Louis Cardinals have finally activated OF Allen Craig, who has been injured since the beginning of the season. Craig takes the place of OF Erik Komatsu, who has been designated for assignment:
#STLCards have designated Erik Komatsu for assignment in order to open a roster spot for Allen Craig, who is coming off DL.— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) May 1, 2012
The Cardinals will have 10 days to trade or release Komatsu, or they can try to pass him through waivers for a minor league assignment. Komatsu played in 15 games for the Cardinals, hitting .211/.286/.211 in just 21 plate appearances.
Craig is recovering from off-season surgery is will likely resume his role as a fourth outfielder for the Cards.
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