Campos inked a minor-league deal with the Angels. The Angels released Campos on Sept. 12, but evidently they had a change of heart. Campos missed a lot of time in 2017 after having surgery to remove a bone spur in June, which shut him down for a couple of weeks. He finished the year at Triple-A Salt Lake, where he posted a respectable 3.18 ERA across 16.1 innings. The 25-year-old right-hander needs to stay healthy in 2018 if he hopes to make his way back to the major leagues.
Campos was released by the Angels on Tuesday. Campos was cut loose a week after the Angels designated him for assignment. He had elbow surgery in July, but went on to compile a 4.50 ERA in five minor-league appearances. The 25-year-old will now look to catch on elsewhere on a minor-league deal.
Campos was designated for assignment Tuesday. The Angels activated Garrett Richards from the 60-day DL and selected the contract of Deolis Guerra on Tuesday, so Campos was chosen as the roster casualty. The 25-year-old underwent minor elbow surgery in July but has been able to make five relief appearances with Triple-A Salt Lake over the past several weeks.
Angels general manager Billy Eppler said that Campos underwent surgery Tuesday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports. It sounds like it was just a cleanup procedure for Campos, who shouldn't be looking at an especially lengthy recovery timetable. That being said, he'll likely be shut down from throwing for at least a few weeks, which will hurt his chances of surfacing with the big club before the All-Star break. The 24-year-old has compiled a 8.80 ERA over 15.1 innings with Triple-A Salt Lake this season.
Campos (arm) was reinstated from his rehab assignment and optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday. Campos underwent surgery for a broken arm last September, which made the nerve issues he suffered in training camp particularly concerning. He was shaky in his rehab appearances at High-A Inland Empire, allowing three runs over just 1.2 innings, but the fact that he has been able to pitch without pain is most important at this point. The Angels will let him continue to find his footing at Triple-A, and he could be a rotation candidate later in the season.
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