Erik Komatsu

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Erik Komatsu
Milwaukee Brewers
Outfielder
Born: (1987-10-01) October 1, 1987 (age 26)
Camarillo, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 6, 2012 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Batting average .216
Hits 11
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1
Teams

Erik Komatsu (born October 1, 1987) is a professional baseball outfielder in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Komatsu was born and raised in California. His Japanese surname is inherited from his American-born Japanese father and grandfather; his paternal grandmother came to the U.S. from Japan as a military bride.[1]

Career[edit]

Komatsu played college baseball for Cal State Fullerton, Oxnard College and Vanguard University of Southern California.

New York Yankees[edit]

In 2007 Komatsu was drafted by the New York Yankees, but did sign.

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

In 2008 was signed by the Milwaukee Brewers. He climbed his way from the Rookie League to AA in three years. He was named the Brewers' Minor League Player of the Year in 2010.[2]

Washington Nationals[edit]

In 2011, he first played for the Huntsville Stars and mid-year began playing for the Harrisburg Senators after he was traded from the Brewers to the Washington Nationals for Jerry Hairston, Jr.[2]

St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

He was chosen by the Cardinals in the minor league phase of the 2011 Rule 5 draft. On April 6, 2012, Komatsu collected an infield hit in first Major League at-bat against the Milwaukee Brewers.[3] As a Rule 5 draft pick, he was designated for assignment after Allen Craig came off the disabled list on May 1.[4] In 15 games with the Cardinals, he collected four hits 19 at bats with three runs and two walks.

Minnesota Twins[edit]

The Minnesota Twins claimed him off waivers on May 4.[5] On May 7, Komatsu got his first Twins hit against Jered Weaver of the Angels. On May 27, the Twins designated Komatsu for assignment to make room for Jeff Manship.[6]

Second Stint with Nationals[edit]

He was returned to the Nationals organization two days later.[7] In 15 games with the Twins, he amassed seven hits in 32 AB with two runs and an RBI.

Playing with Triple-A Syracuse after being returned, he was placed on the disabled list with an injury on July 7 and missed the rest of the season. In 31 games with Syracuse, he hit .269 with three HR and 14 RBI. Komatsu began 2013 on the disabled list, and made his season debut on April 23 with Harrisburg. After seven games with the Senators, he was promoted to Syracuse on May 2, where he played in nine games before being placed on the disabled list on May 14. In 16 games in 2013, he collected nine hits in 54 AB with one RBI and six walks.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

Komatsu signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in May 2014.

Second stint with Brewers[edit]

Komatsu inked a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers on June 27, 2014

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