Angels acquire Joe Thatcher, Tony Campana from Diamondbacks

Dilip Vishwanat

The Angels got their third reliever of the week in a deal with Arizona.

The Angels have acquired left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher and outfielder Tony Campana from the Diamondbacks in exchange for minor leaguers Zach Borenstein and Joey Krehbiel, as first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

Thatcher, 32, joins Jason Grilli and fellow left-hander Rich Hill in the group of relievers that the Angels have traded for in the last two weeks. The southpaw has pitched to a 1-0 record and 2.63 ERA in 24 innings this season, and will likely be used as a lefty-on-lefty matchup specialist in the late innings.

The Angels, who have had lefties Mark Mulder, Brian Moran, Sean Burnett and Tyler Skaggs go down to injuries so far this season, have been on the lookout for left-handed help over the last couple of weeks and are likely done shopping for bullpen upgrades. Hill and Thatcher join an all-righty pen in Anaheim, meaning that they will be primarily utilized against left-handed hitters.

Campana, 28, has hit only .150 with 3 RBI in 26 major league games this season. He has performed better at Triple-A Reno, hitting .288 and stealing 8 bases in 47 games, and will join the Angels' Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake. He has played all three outfield positions in the majors since making his debut with the Cubs in 2011, and is known as an effective pinch-runner and base stealer.

Borenstein, 23, is an outfielder who has hit .262 with 7 HR and 50 RBI in 78 games split between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Salt Lake this season. He was the Angels' minor league player of the year last season after hitting .337 with 28 HR and 95 RBI in 112 games with High-A Inland Empire, and was ranked as the organization's 9th best prospect after the season by Baseball America.

Krehbiel, 21, is a right-handed pitcher who projects as a reliever at the major league level. Ranked by Baseball America as the Angels' 23rd best prospect after last season, Krehbiel has posted a 2.00 ERA in 18 innings with Single-A Burlington and High-A Inland Empire this season, and reportedly has a good fastball and plus slider.

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