Notebook: D-backs land speedy Campana from Cubs

2013-02-19T00:00:00Z Notebook: D-backs land speedy Campana from CubsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 19, 2013 12:00 am  • 

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired outfielder Tony Campana in a trade that sent right-handed pitchers Jesus Castillo and Erick Leal to the Chicago Cubs.

Campana, 26, hit .264 with 30 stolen bases in 89 games with the Cubs last season. He was second in the NL with a stolen base percentage of 90.9 and was tied for third in bunt hits with eight. Campana played 184 games in two seasons with Chicago, hitting .262 with 11 RBIs and 54 steals.

Leal and Castillo signed as nondrafted free agents in 2011. The D-backs also placed righty Daniel Hudson on the 60-day disabled list after elbow surgery in July.

Jeter works with Yanks

TAMPA, Fla. - Derek Jeter received loud ovations from fans when he jogged onto the diamond for the New York Yankees' first full-squad workout Monday, then lined a ball to right field on his first BP swing.

Jeter took part in most of the team drills, including on-field batting practice for the first time since undergoing ankle surgery last October. The 38-year-old captain, who has been hitting in an indoor cage, also took part in a 25-minute defensive session at shortstop.

"It felt good," he said, " but I'm a couple weeks behind."

Inside pitch

• In Surprise, Rangers top prospect Jurickson Profar won't play in the World Baseball Classic for the Dutch team because the 20-year-old infielder said he has a chance to earn a spot on Texas' 25-man roster.

• In Phoenix, Milwaukee first baseman Mat Gamel tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee for the second time in less than a year and will miss the season.

• In Mesa, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said right-hander Matt Garza, who is returning from elbow surgery, will undergo an MRI to decide how serious a twinge in his side might be.

• In Jupiter, Fla., Miami Marlins first baseman Casey Kotchman received four stitches to close a cut on his left ring finger after running into a pop-up machine during infield drills.

• Baseball pitched an arbitration shutout. Reliever Darren O'Day completed a $5.8 million, two-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, becoming the final player to settle without a hearing among the 133 who filed for arbitration Jan. 15. This was the first year since arbitration began in 1974 that no player who filed went to a hearing.

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