Cubs place RHP Ryan Dempster D.L., Recall OF Tony Campana From Triple-A Iowa

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher Ryan Dempster on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 18) with a strained right quad and recalled outfielder Tony Campana from Triple-A Iowa.

Campana, who will wear uniform number one, is available for this afternoon’s game against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field.

The 25-year-old Campana is batting .304 (17-for-56) with one double, one home run and three RBI in 14 games with Iowa this season.  He leads the Pacific Coast League with eight stolen bases.

Campana made his major league debut with the Cubs last season and batted .259 (37-for-143) with 24 stolen bases and 24 runs scored in 95 games.  He went 24-for-26 in his stolen base attempts and led all of baseball with a 92.3-percent success rate.  His 24 stolen bases were the most by a Cubs rookie in 20 years since Ced Landrum had 27 in 1991.  He was originally selected by the Cubs in the 13th round of the 2008 Draft out of the University of Cincinnati.

Dempster is 0-1 with a 1.33 ERA (3 ER/20.1 IP) in three starts for the Cubs this season.  He is tied for the National League lead with 23 strikeouts.  Dempster last started on April 17 in Miami (0 ER/6.0 IP), recording a no-decision in Chicago’s 5-2 setback to the Marlins.