Vicente Campos came over to the Diamondbacks at the trade deadline from the Yankees in exchange for Tyler Clippard. He made one long relief appearance for Arizona before being sent back to Triple-A, but his season was cut short when he was diagnosed with a fractured right arm in early September. His recovery from surgery will take about eight months, so Campos will not be ready for the beginning of the season. The role Campos fills when he does come back is unclear. The righty has shown good stuff, as evidenced by his 25 percent or better strikeout rate in the low minors between 2010 and 2012. And Arizona's rotation struggled mightily in 2015, so there could be an opening for Campos. However, this is his second major surgery as a pro (he underwent Tommy John in 2014), so it remains to be seen how his arm responds.
Campos (arm) said he is feeling 100 percent and will compete for a starting rotation spot this spring, the Orange County Register reports. The Angels claimed Campos this offseason after he suffered his injury. It looks like it was a smart stash now as they have a 24-year-old who posted a 3.22 ERA across five levels last season. He owns a modest 2.79 K/BB ratio, so he may be able to hold is own if he finds his way onto a major league mound this season. Given how thin the Angels are in the starting pitching department, it wouldn't be surprising to see Campos make his debut with Los Angeles sometime this year.
Campos was claimed off waivers by the Angels on Friday. Campos broke his arm in September, but the Angels still snatched him up based off his strong history of performance in the minor leagues (3.66 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 109 appearances). He is also only 24 years old, so although he'll likely begin his tenure in the organization at Triple-A due to his arm injury, he very well could find his way to the big leagues by the end of the season.
Campos has been diagnosed with a fractured right arm and will undergo surgery, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Campos was not slowed by the injury in 2016, as he made a career-high 25 starts in the minors and even made his big league debut in late August. However, he injured his arm at some point recently and will need eight months to recovery from surgery, so he will not be ready to pitch next year until sometime around midseason.
Campos was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday. Campos had just been called up last week and he made one appearance on Saturday, going 5.2 innings in relief while allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks. This move opens up a spot for Shelby Miller to return to the big league rotation, but Campos could be back up as soon as Thursday when rosters expand.
Campos was recalled by the Diamondbacks on Thursday. Campos recently came over to the Diamondbacks from the Yankees organization , where he had worked as a starter this season. He has a combined 3.26 ERA across three different levels this season, but he could assume a bullpen role with the big league club.