From the Wire … Cubs Trade Tony Campana to Arizona for RHPs Erick Leal and Jesus Castillo

The Cubs traded outfielder Tony Campana to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday for right-handed pitchers Erick Leal and Jesus Castillo. The Cubs designated Campana for assignment on February 10 to make room on the 40-man roster for Scott Hairston.

Erick Leal and Jesus Castillo pitched in the Dominican Summer League last season and both pitchers are just 17 years old. The Cubs feel they acquired two young arms that project to Major League pitchers for Tony Campana.

Erick Leal was 6-2 with a 2.44 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP in 14 appearances, 12 starts. In 70 innings, the 17-year old struck out 70 batters and walked 11. Leal is likely to begin the season in the minor leagues according to Jed Hoyer.

Erick Leal’s Page on Baseball-Reference

Jesus Castillo was 2-4 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP in 14 appearances, eight starts. In 46 2/3 innings, Castillo struck out 41 and walked 17.

Jesus Castillo’s Page on Baseball-Reference

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