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D-backs acquire Campana for two Minors hurlers


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The D-backs acquired outfielder Tony Campana from the Cubs on Monday in exchange for a pair of Minor League pitchers.

Campana hit .264 with 30 stolen bases in 89 games for the Cubs last season. Chicago designated him for assignment earlier this month.

Campana's greatest asset is his speed, and he stole 54 bases in 59 attempts in his two seasons with the Cubs.

While D-backs general manager Kevin Towers said Campana will compete for a spot on the roster this spring, it is far more likely that he will start the year with Triple-A Reno. Campana still has two Minor League options remaining, and the D-backs like the depth he gives them in the outfield as well as the speed he will add to the system.

Right-handers Jesus Castillo and Erick Leal were sent to the Cubs in the deal. Both pitchers played for Arizona's entry in the Dominican Summer League last season.

In order to make room for Campana on the 40-man roster, the D-backs transferred right-hander Daniel Hudson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.

Hudson, who underwent Tommy John surgery last summer, is not expected to be back in action until July.

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