The Diamondbacks on Monday acquired outfielder Tony Campana from the Cubs in exchange for minor league pitchers Jesus Castillo and Erick Leal.
Campana, who was designated for assignment last week, hit .264 with 30 steals and five RBIs in 89 games with Chicago last season and hit .280 with 18 stolen bases in 37 games with Triple-A Iowa. The 26-year-old ranked ninth in the National League in steals, tied for second in stolen base percentage at 90.9 and tied for third in bunt hits with eight.
Overall, the 5-foot-8 Campana has played in 184 major league games, all with the Cubs over the last two seasons, and has hit .262 with 54 steals, one homer and 11 RBIs in those games. He played all three outfield positions in Chicago, with the majority of his starts coming in left field.
The D-backs have Jason Kubel, Adam Eaton and Cody Ross as projected starters in the outfield as well as Gerardo Parra and potentially A.J. Pollock — who played in 31 games last year — coming off the bench. It is unclear how Campana fits into the team’s plans, with the most likely scenario being him and Pollock competing for one of the team’s final position-player roster spots.
Leal and Castillo, both 17, played with the D-backs’ Dominican Summer League team last season after being signed as free agents. Leal went 6-2 with a 2.44 ERA in 14 games (12 starts), and Castillo was 2-4 with a 5.40 ERA in 14 games (eight starts).