Acquired: Via trade from the Yankees on July 30, 2016, in exchange for RHP Tyler Clippard (ARI). Originally signed as an international free agent (Venezuela) on May 14, 2009 (SEA).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: 10-5 with a 3.26 ERA in 24 starts, including one shutout, among Tampa (High A/Yankees), Trenton (Double-A/Yankees), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A/Yankees) and Mobile (Double-A/Diamondbacks).|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled August 25 from Mobile along with RHP Silvino Bracho when RHP Dominic Leone and LHP Steve Hathaway were sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 8/27/2016
|August 27, in a 13-0 loss to the Reds. The second of three pitchers, he allowed three runs, two of them earned, on four hits over 5.2 IP, walking two and striking out four. Campos came on to start the third inning after starter Zack Godley gave up nine runs in two innings. Campos got things started with a 1-2-3 inning, getting the first batter he faced, Ramon Cabrera, to pop out to shortstop before striking out Anthony DeSclafani looking and Billy Hamilton swinging. He gave up his first run when the leadoff batter in the fourth, Zack Cozart, homered to center field. With two outs, the Reds rallied again with back-to-back singles by Brandon Phillips and Scott Schebler, followed by an error by left fielder Michael Bourn on a ball hit by Eugenio Suarez which allowed Phillips to score before Cabrera lined out to end the inning. Campos kept things scoreless for the next three innings before the eighth when, with two outs, Adam Duvall blasted a solo homer to left field, marking the end of the rookie’s night as fellow new arrival Bracho came on in relief.|
|Campos, who was known as Jose Campos during his earlier years (his name is Jose Vicente Campos) is a big, strong pitcher with a plus fastball in the middle 90s, a curveball, and a changeup. His rise through the minors was interrupted when he underwent Tommy John surgery which cost him all of the 2014 season and part of 2015 as well. Originally signed by the Mariners, he spent all of his first three pro seasons in short-season ball in the Venezuelan Summer League and then stateside in Everett, before being dealt to the Yankees on January 23, 2012, in a multi-player deal in which he and RHP Michael Pineda were traded for C Jesus Montero and RHP Hector Noesi. In 2015, as he slowly worked his way back, he went 3-8 with a 6.29 ERA in 13 starts in rehab, striking out 45 and walking 10 in 54.1 innings.|