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Diamondbacks re-sign Mike Hampton to minor-league deal

Dec 8, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT

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Mike Hampton came back from his latest arm surgery to make 10 appearances as a left-handed specialist for the Diamondbacks in September and today Arizona re-signed him to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Hampton “will compete for a job coming out of the bullpen” at age 38, after undergoing surgery to repair labrum and rotator cuff damage in his shoulder about 14 months ago.

Hampton hasn’t been healthy and effective in the same season since way back in 2004, throwing a grand total of 264 innings in the six years since then.

  1. BC - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Cool!!! I get to have my name-the-date-that-Mike-Hampton-goes-out-for-the-season pool again!

  2. spergler - Dec 8, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    You want a guy who loves the game: Mike Hampton loves the game. He’s like Greg Maddux out there. Big ups to him.

  3. hasbeen5 - Dec 9, 2010 at 8:57 AM

    I always liked watching Hampton when he was healthy. Maybe the limited innings out of the pen will allow him to stay healthy. And hey, he could always pinch hit too.

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