St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig catches a fly ball off the bat of Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz during the sixth inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) By Paul Sancya
St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig hits a solo home run off a pitch by Texas Rangers' Derek Holland during the eighth inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
Texas Rangers' Ian Kinsler catches St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig stealing during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) By Eric Gay
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated utilityman Allen Craig, one of the stars from their World Series run last fall, from the 15-day disabled list.
The 27-year-old Craig hit three home runs in the Series and four overall in the postseason. He has been rehabbing from right knee surgery with Triple-A Memphis and was activated Tuesday for the start of a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Outfielder Erik Komatsu was designated for assignment. The 24-year-old Komatsu was a Rule 5 selection last December.