Vicente Campos

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Vicente Campos
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – No. 71
Born: (1992-07-27) July 27, 1992 (age 24)
La Guaira, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 27, 2016, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 3.18
Strikeouts 4

José Vicente Campos Carnota (born July 27, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Prior to the 2012 season, John Sickels of considered him the Seattle Mariners' fifth best prospect for 2012.[1]

On January 13, 2012, Campos and Michael Pineda were traded to the New York Yankees for Jesús Montero and Héctor Noesí.[2][3][4] He was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[5] He underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2014 and missed the season.[6] After the 2014 season, the Yankees non-tendered Campos, and then signed him to a minor league contract.[7] Campos was added to the 40-man roster on November 4, 2015.

On July 31, 2016, the Yankees traded Campos to the Diamondbacks for Tyler Clippard.[8] The Diamondbacks promoted Campos to the major leagues on August 25.[9] On November 4, the Angels claimed Campos off of waivers.

Personal life[edit]

Campos is cousin to shortstop Alcides Escobar, and pitchers Edwin Escobar and Kelvim Escobar, as well as nephew of shortstop José Escobar.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sickels, John. "Seattle Mariners Top 20 Prospects for 2012". Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Source: Jesus Montero dealt to Mariners". January 14, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Yankees agree to trade slugger Jesus Montero to Seattle Mariners as part of multi-player deal to land Michael Pineda". Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pineda trade becomes official". LoHud Yankees Blog. January 23, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Yanks make deal with Padres, add six to 40-man roster". November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jose Campos underwent Tommy John surgery on Friday - HardballTalk". Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Yankees bring back Jose Campos; add more AAA infield depth - The LoHud Yankees Blog". The LoHud Yankees Blog. Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Yankees add Tyler Clippard to replenish bullpen". July 31, 2016. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  9. ^ "D-backs replenish bullpen by calling up Bracho, Campos: Dominic Leone, Steve Hathaway optioned to Reno". FOX Sports Arizona. August 25, 2016. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  10. ^ Pelota Binaria website

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