The White Sox have signed former Cubs outfielder Tony Campana to a minor league contract. The Sox did not announce the deal for Campana, who played for the Cubs in 2011 and 2012. Campana tweeted “Excited for the new opportunity with the White Sox organization” today.
Campana batted .187 in 44 games for the Angels and Diamondbacks in 2014. The 5-8, 165-pound 28-year-old batted .264 with a .308 on-base percentage and stole 30 bases in 33 attempts for the Cubs in 2012, his last season on the North Side. He played in 184 games over two seasons for the Cubs, stealing 54 bases in 59 attempts during that span. He figures to be added to the White Sox’ outfield mix and given an opportunity to win a job during spring training.
In other Sox news, right-hander Ronald Belisario, who struggled in his only season with the Sox in 2014 and was designated for assignment earlier this month, has become a free agent. Belisario (pictured above) was outrighted and declared free agency rather than accepting a minor-league assignment.
Belisario, who owns a 3.75 career ERA over five seasons, posted a 5.56 ERA with eight saves for the White Sox.