Mets Sign LHP Justin Hampson To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 16, 2011

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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