Mets Sign LHP Justin Hampson To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Mets have signed lefthanded reliever Justin Hampson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

Hampson, 30, hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2008 when he went 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA in 35 relief appearances with the Padres.

He was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 28th round of the 1999 MLB Draft, and is 5-4 with a 3.38 ERA in 79 appearances in his career.

Looks like there will be plenty of southpaws competing to fill the vacancy left by Pedro Feliciano who will be getting left-handed batters out for the New York Yankees this season.

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