Speedy Campana invited to White Sox camp
Outfielder reportedly signs Minor League deal
The White Sox have signed Tony Campana to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training, according to multiple reports Friday.
Campana, 28, announced the signing himself on his Twitter account Friday morning as he posted, "Excited for the new opportunity with White Sox organization!"
The White Sox have not announced the deal.
Excited for the new opportunity with White Sox organization!- Tony Campana (@Tcampana_24) November 28, 2014
Campana's best attribute is his speed, as he has stolen 66 bases in 75 attempts in the Majors. He figures to provide the White Sox with additional outfield depth and a potential speedster off the bench.
Campana has hit .249/.296/.288 with one home run and 16 RBIs in 477 big league plate appearances over parts of four seasons. He split last season between the D-backs and Angels, batting just .187 with a .424 OPS in 44 games.
In the Minor Leagues, Campana hit .295/.352/.351 with 211 stolen bases in seven seasons.