The Chicago Cubs DFA Tony Campana

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Sunday 10 February 2013 at 3:20 pm

The Cubs have designated 26-year old lefty swinging outfielder Tony Campana for assignment.  Campana played in 89 games for the Cubs last year and he was 46 of 174 (.264 avg, .607 OPS) with 26 runs scored, 0 homers, 5 RBIs and 30 stolen bases.  He played in 184 games in his two years with the Cubs and he was 83 of 317 (.262 avg, .605 OPS) with 50 runs scored, 1 homer, 11 RBIs and 54 stolen bases.  The Cubs will likely try to deal Campana in the next week or so as he is unlikely to make it through waivers.

UPDATE:  (2/19/2013) – The Cubs have dealt Tony Campana to the Arizona Diamondbacks for 17-year old righthanders Erick Leal and Jesus Castillo.  Leal pitched in 14 games (12 starts) in the Dominican Summer League last year and he was 6-2 with a 2.44 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP.  He gave up 58 hits and 11 walks while whiffing 70 batters in only 70 innings pitched last year, which is pretty impressive.  Castillo pitched in 14 games (8 starts) in the Dominican Summer League last year and he was 2-4 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP.  I think the Cubs did pretty well in this deal as both Leal and Castillo have live arms and youth on their side.

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