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Komatsu out as Craig rejoins Cardinals

Outfielder Erik Komatsu drew the short straw Tuesday when the Cardinals had to make room on the 25-man roster for Allen Craig.

Komatsu, a Rule 5 draft pick, did a really nice job for the Birds in spring training but had few opportunities to play once the season started and his development suffered for it. He now has to clear waivers and the Nationals would have to turn down a chance to re-acquire him for the Cardinals to hold onto Komatsu and demote him to the minor leagues.