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              === Angels obtain Thatcher, Campana from D-backs ===
 
 Anaheim,  CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have made
 another  move towards shoring up their bullpen, acquiring left-handed reliever
 Joe Thatcher from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.
 
 The  Angels  also received  outfielder Tony  Campana and sent  a pair of minor
 leaguers, outfielder Zach Borenstein and pitcher Joey Krehbiel, to Arizona.
 
 Thatcher  has  pitched in 346 major  league games as a southpaw specialist and
 has held left-handed hitters to a .221 average for his career. The 32-year-old
 posted a 2.63 ERA in 37 appearances for the Diamondbacks this season.
 
 Arizona  acquired Thatcher  from San Diego, where he spent seven seasons, last
 July as part of the deal that sent pitcher Ian Kennedy to the Padres.
 
 The  move is the  third by Anaheim involving a reliever in the past nine days.
 The  Angels dealt former closer Ernesto Frieri to Pittsburgh for 2013 All-Star
 Jason  Grilli on June  27, then landed lefty Rich Hill from the Boston Red Sox
 on Tuesday.
 
 Campana,  who stole  30 bases in just  89 games with the Chicago Cubs in 2012,
 has  spent most of  this season at Triple-A Reno. The 28-year-old went just 9-
 for-60 at the plate in 26 games with the Diamondbacks.
 
 Borenstein  entered  the season  ranked as the  Angels' ninth-best prospect by
 Baseball  America  after slugging  28 home  runs and  batting .337 for Class-A
 Inland  Empire  in 2013. The 23-year-old  split this season between Double and
 Triple A and hit .262 with seven homers and 50 RBI.
 
 Krehbiel,  21, had  a 2.00  ERA and  five saves  at two  Single-A levels  this
 season.
 
 To  replace Thatcher  on the  active roster,  the Diamondbacks  recalled left-
 hander Eury De la Rosa from Reno.
 
 De la Rosa pitched in 19 games for Arizona last season and has gone 2-4 with a
 2.52 ERA and two saves over 36 appearances for the Aces this year.
 
 
 
 
 
 07/05 13:27:59 ET

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