D-Backs acquire Tony Campana from CubsPosted: Updated:
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced they have acquired outfielder Tony Campana from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jesus Castillo and Erick Leal. The announcement was made by D-backs Executive Vice President & General Manager Kevin Towers.
Campana, 26, hit .264 (46-for-174) with 5 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 89 games with the Cubs last season, and .280 (40-for-143) with 18 stolen bases in 37 games with Triple-A Iowa. He tied for second in the National League in stolen base percentage (90.9), tied for third in bunt hits (8) and ranked ninth in steals.
The 5-foot-8, 165-pounder has appeared in 184 games in 2 seasons with the Cubs (2011-12), batting .262 (83-for-317) with 11 RBI and 54 stolen bases. Since 2011, Campana's 91.5 stolen base percentage (59 attempts) ranks second in the Majors behind the Padres' Everth Cabrera (92.0) and his 16 bunt hits are tied for sixth.
Campana, who was selected by Chicago-NL in the 13th round of the 2008 First-Year Player draft, is a career .301 hitter (397-for-1,321) with 162 stolen bases in 5 Minor League seasons in the Cubs' organization.
Leal, 17, went 6-2 with a 2.44 ERA (19 ER in 70.0 IP) in 14 games (12 starts) with the Dominican Summer League D-backs. He signed with Arizona as a non-drafted free agent on Sept. 14, 2011. Castillo, 17, was 2-4 with a 5.40 ERA (28 ER in 46.2 IP) in 14 games (8 starts) with the DSL D-backs. He signed with Arizona as a non-drafted free agent on Aug. 27, 2011.
Hudson, 25, was originally placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 27 with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and underwent successful Tommy John surgery on July 9 in Los Angeles by Dr. Lewis Yocum. Hudson made 9 starts with the D-backs in 2012 and went 3-2 with a 7.35 ERA (37 ER in 45.1 IP).
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