Campbell moves up

The Kansas City Royals have promoted left-handed pitcher Matt Campbell to high-A Wilmington. He is the fourth Bees player to move up to the Carolina League club this season, joining infielder Marc Maddox and pitchers Yovany D’Amico and Jason Godin.

Campbell was 4-2 with a 3.47 ERA in 11 games, including six starts. He’s won his last three apearances, including his first pro complete game in the second game of a doubleheader here against Cedar Rapids on Sunday.

The Royals drafted Campbell in the first round in the 2004 draft out of the University of South Carolina. He pitched for the Bees in 2005, suffering a season-ending shoulder injury that kept him sidelined for all of last season.

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5 Responses to “Campbell moves up”

  1. Rich Hanson Says:

    I’m glad for him. He’s lost enough time due to his injury and has pitched well enough to be fast tracked forward. He’s a great guy too. I wish him the best.

  2. Cliff Murphy Says:

    Pitching is not getting any better for the Bees and this recent promotion again weakens the staff. I hear many fans commenting on the poor pitching and you can see it in the standings and the attendance which of course translates to lost revenue. Wonder who will come in next?

    Over the years I have followed a Burlington native who moved to New Jersey through his High School, College and Professional career and wonder what can be hurt by bringing him back to Burlington. Of course I’m talking about Dane Mason who at the end of spring training was released by the Reds and is presently pitching in the Frontier League for the Florence Freedom and doing very well as one of their starters.

    Think about it; the home town fans would have someone to identify with, which should increase revenues and Dane may even strengthen the pitching staff which again should lead to increased revenues and maybe help the Bees become more competitive.

    Food for thought!

  3. Adam Says:

    Rich-
    I agree with you all the way. Best wishes to Matt!

  4. Adam Says:

    Cliff-
    Thanks for your food for thought. I know that you’re not the only person around here with these opinions.

    Dane practiced here in the batting tunnel during the winter months, and he is a really nice guy. I’ve heard his fastball consistently clocks in the low 90’s, and it seems like he still has some good outings in front of him. I’m glad to read that he’s doing well.

  5. Trev Says:

    Thanx everyone for the kind words regarding Matt. As his host family,it was bittersweet news. Matt is the most geniune “nice kid” that we have had the pleasure of getting to know. He does not put on a front, he is as nice as you think he is. As sad as we are that our time was so short with Matt, we are just as excited and proud of him for fighting back from devasting injury. Good luck “Soup”, The White’s will never forget you, and will see you down the road!

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