Leonel Campos, Relief Pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays
Date of Birth: 7/17/1987
Birthplace: Valera, Venezuela
Leonel Campos, relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, played professional baseball in Venezuela before being signed by the San Diego Padres in December, 2010. After just one game in the minors in 2011, he had Tommy John surgery and he missed all of the 2012 season. He played in the Padres' minor league system from 2013 through part of 2016.
Campos had limited playing time with the Padres in 2014 (7.0 innings in 6 games) and 2015 (1.0 innings in 1 game). He spent the rest of those two seasons in the minors.
In 2016, Campos joined the Padres for 18 games. He finished with a 5.73 ERA, 1 win and no losses, and 24 strikeouts to 14 walks in 22.0 innings. He also pitched 50.0 innings in 37 games in the minors.
The Blue Jays claimed Campos off waivers on November 18, 2016. He was designated for assignment on January 23, 2017.