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Campana works out with D-backs for first time

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Acquired on Monday from the Cubs, outfielder Tony Campana worked out with the D-backs for the first time on Tuesday, taking batting practice and practicing relays with his new teammates.

Although it's likely that the 26-year-old, who has two Minor League options remaining, will begin 2013 with Triple-A Reno, manager Kirk Gibson used a huge success story from last season to show how anything can happen in Spring Training.

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"Just look at Wade Miley," Gibson said. "No one expected him to make the team. You can't project what is going to happen in spring. You have to have open eyes. There will certainly be an opportunity for competition here."

Like fellow outfielder Adam Eaton, Campana provides speed on the basepaths. He stole 30 bases in 33 attempts for the Cubs last year.

"He's very unique, and he gives us more depth," Gibson said. "He's got Major League experience and can fly. He's certainly a weapon, and we can certainly see utilizing him."

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