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The Minnesota Twins have claimed outfielder Erik Komatsu off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.
The move was made Friday as the struggling Twins designated outfielder Clete Thomas for assignment. After being claimed three weeks ago off waivers from the Detroit Tigers, Thomas homered in his first game with the Twins but struck out 16 times in 28 at-bats.
The 24-year-old Komatsu had four hits in 19 at-bats and two walks in 15 games for the Cardinals before being let go. The eighth-round draft pick by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 was traded to the Washington Nationals in 2011. The Cardinals took him from the Nationals in the Rule 5 major league draft last winter.
The Twins also announced third baseman Sean Burroughs accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Rochester.
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The Clete Thomas experiment in Minnesota appears to be over.
The Twins announced Friday that the outfielder was designated for assignment. Minnesota claimed Thomas off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on April 14. He hit a home run in his second at-bat with the Twins, but was just 4-for-28 with 16 strikeouts in 12 games in Minnesota.
Minnesota also announced that it claimed outfielder...
Today the Minnesota Twins picked up outfielder Erik Komatsu off of waivers and designated Clete Thomas for assignment. Clete's career with the Twins started off on fire with a homer in his second at-bat but quickly went down in flames batting only 4-28 since. That's too bad. I actually thought Clete Thomas was going to be the answer to...
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The Twins' scoreless streak ran to 25 innings Friday, as Minnesota failed to score through...
Jeff Reardon is doing well these days. But to know what that means for Reardon means first knowing what the former Minnesota Twins closer went through during the darkest years of his life.
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A tip of the cap to fans after a no-hitter
The Minnesota Twins were no-hit last night by Angels righty Jered
Weaver. It is definitely a monumental accomplishment to throw a no
hitter and my hat is off to the man. I, however, don't think the Twins
should hang their heads over this. Instead they should take some credit
for it. I knew going into...
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Hot News for OF Erik Komatsu
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And when they did, the Twins took advantage of the kind of break they haven't been getting during a rough start.
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I tried to write a real post tonight. I really did. I started and then stopped like 4-5 times. I don't know, I think when the only thing to write about is Twins' futility it gets kind of boring. I'll get back into the swing of things I swear. I'm planning on doing a weekend review for your Monday pleasure because at least that will get the ole writing juices...