The Pioneer Press is reporting that the Twins have claimed OF Erik Komatsu off of waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The 24-year-old was drafted by the Brewers back in 2008. His addition is helpful for the Twins who have designated Clete Thomas for assignment. He bats left-handed an throws left as well.

Thomas, who was claimed off waivers from Detroit, appeared in 12 games, batting .143 with one double, one homer, four RBIs and 14 strikeouts (half of his ABs). Also, infielder Sean Burroughs cleared waivers and has accepted his outright assignment to Class AAA Rochester.