Former Bearcat Tony Campana Joins Angels Organization|
July 7, 2014
Former University of Cincinnati outfielder Tony Campana has been traded to the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim, where he will report to the clubs Triple-A affiliate, Salt Lake.
Campana has spent parts of four seasons in the big leagues, most recently with the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2013. The July 5 trade saw Campana and Joe Thatcher move to the Angels in exchange for minor leaguers Zach Borenstein and Joey Krehbiel.
The Springboro, Ohio, native has seen major league action in 26 games this season with the D-Backs. In 47 games with the team's Triple-A affiliate in Reno, he has hit .288 with five doubles, four triples and 17 RBI. Campana was drafted by the Cubs in the 13th round in 2008, before being traded to Arizona prior to the 2013 season.
Campana played two seasons at UC after playing his first two collegiate seasons at UNC Asheville. In just two years with the Bearcats, he set the program's career steals record (104), while also posting the best single season (60) and single game (six) stolen base totals in school history.
As a senior, he led the BIG EAST in steals (44) and triples (seven), while earning first team all-conference honors. During his junior campaign, he set the single-season steals record just 27 games in before finishing with 60 on the year, a mark that ranked second in the nation. He was named second team All-BIG EAST for his efforts. For his career at UC, Campana hit .334, scoring 111 runs and stealing 104 bases on 129 attempts, an 80.6-percent success rate.