Cubs trade centerfielder Campana to Diamondbacks

TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer Published:

Cubs trade centerfielder Campana to Diamondbacks

MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs have traded outfielder Tony Campana to the Arizona Diamondbacks for two 17-year-old pitchers.

Campana was designated for assignment last week. The Cubs dealt him to Arizona for Erick Leal and Jesus Castillo, who both pitched in the Dominican Summer League last season.

The 26-year-old Campana appeared in 184 games over the past two seasons for Chicago. He batted a combined .262 with one homer, which was an inside the park scamper, and 11 RBI.

Leal went 6-2 with a 2.44 ERA in 14 outings last year. The 6-foot-3 Leal struck out 70 and walked 11 in 70 innings. Castillo was 2-4 with a 5.40 ERA in 14 appearances.

Campana is the grandson of former Kent Roosevelt and Ravenna football head coach Tom Campana, who was also the Roosevelt athletic director and has been inducted into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

-- Associated Press

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