After getting an extensive scouting report from Bob Brenly, the Diamondbacks pulled the trigger and acquired Tony Campana today, I’m kidding….I think. Today, one week after designating Tony Campana, the Cubs managed to trade him to the Diamondbacks for two 17-year-old pitching prospects. I use the term prospects loosely as these kids have not pitched above rookie ball. Erick Leal, and Jesus Castillo are the players the Cubs will receive in the deal, and considering the Cubs have no use for Campana it seems like a worthwhile return for him. Best of luck to Tony Campana who now has an opportunity to battle for a position off the D-Backs bench, something that was not available to him this year with the Cubs. I like Tony, the guy has had the odds against him his whole life, his size, and he also overcame Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He required surgery at age 7 to remove a tumor, followed by eight months of chemotherapy — then 10 more years of checkups and tests until he was in remission long enough for doctors to declare him cured. So battling for a position off the bench during spring training is nothing he can’t handle, best of luck Campy.
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