SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After the Chicago Cubs designated outfielder Tony Campana for assignment on Feb. 10, he wasn't sure where he'd go next or how he'd stay sharp -- he ended up utilizing a local gym and a public batting cage.
Now with the Diamondbacks following his trade to the team Monday, Campana still faces some uncertainty, but he's pleased to at least have a new professional home.
"It was a feeling I didn't really like," Campana said Tuesday. "You dont really know what's going to happen to you. It was a stressful week.
"I heard that it was going to happen (Monday), didn't know who, so I got the phone call and found out it was the D-backs, and now I'm here. I'm excited about it."
Campana, 26, said he pretty much knew his days with the Cubs were numbered when he heard they had agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Scott Hairston. The Cubs already had a logjam of outfielders, and someone had to go. It turned out to be Campana, who had spent five seasons in the organizati...