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Justin Hampson | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/24/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 206
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Mets re-signed LHP Justin Hampson to a minor league contract.
The deal does not carry an invitation to spring training. Hampson, 32, registered a promising 2.33 ERA across 65 2/3 innings last season with Triple-A Buffalo. He will function as organizational relief depth in 2013. Mon, Feb 18, 2013 08:37:00 AM

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Justin Hampson has opted for free agency.

Hampson was outrighted off the Mets' 40-man roster after allowing four runs (two earned) in 10 innings with the big club this season. He'll likely wind up with a spring training invite somewhere.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 03:02:00 PM

Mets purchased the contract of LHP Justin Hampson from Triple-A Buffalo.

Hampson made three appearances with the Mets earlier this season. He'll function as a third lefty out of the bullpen along with rookies Josh Edgin and Robert Carson.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 10:20:00 AM

Mets designated LHP Justin Hampson for assignment.

Jordany Valdespin was called up from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding roster move. Hampson made three appearances during his brief stay with the big club and could pass through waivers unclaimed.
Wed, Jul 4, 2012 12:12:00 PM

Mets purchased the contract of LHP Justin Hampson from Triple-A Buffalo.

Hampson hasn't appeared in a major league game since the 2008 season, when he was a member of the Padres. The southpaw was rocking a 1.79 ERA and 41/15 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. He should do fine in middle relief.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 08:32:00 AM

Mets signed LHP Justin Hampson to a minor league contract.

He'll report to minor league camp. Hampson, 30, hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2008 as a member of the Padres. The southpaw spent last year in the independent league.
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 02:55:00 PM

Athletics signed LHP Justin Hampson to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

Hampson has a 3.38 ERA in 96 career innings with the Rockies and Padres. He had a 2.93 ERA in 35 games for the Padres last season. He was given his release by the Padres in April.
Thu, May 28, 2009 02:10:00 PM

According to, the Padres have placed LHP Justin Hampson and RHP Ivan Nova on outright waivers.

Nova, a Rule 5 pick, is likely on his way back to the Yankees. Hampson was supposed to have a bullpen spot, but he gave up 12 earned runs in 8 2/3 innings this spring. Obviously, that has to outweigh his 2.79 ERA in 84 innings over the last two regular seasons.
Fri, Mar 27, 2009 11:09:00 PM

Padres recalled LHP Justin Hampson from Triple-A Portland.

Since Clay Hensley is needed as a starter tonight, the Padres wanted another middle reliever for the roster. Hampson allowed seven runs in 8 2/3 innings before being sent down last month.
Thu, Jul 24, 2008 05:16:00 PM

Padres optioned LHP Justin Hampson to Triple-A Portland.

Hampson had given up seven runs in 8 2/3 innings since returning from a shoulder injury. He might need some additional minor league time as he attempts to work his way back.
Fri, Jun 27, 2008 09:09:00 PM

Padres activated LHP Justin Hampson from the 15-day disabled list.

Hampson had been out since the start of the year with shoulder tendinitis. He'll work in middle relief for now, but it's possible he could move into the rotation once he builds more stamina.
Mon, Jun 2, 2008 07:45:00 PM

Justin Hampson (shoulder) struck out two in a perfect inning for Single-A lake Elsinore on Monday.

It was his first rehab appearance since he went on the DL at the end of the spring with shoulder tendinitis. He'll probably spend a couple of weeks in the minors before the Padres decide whether to add him to their pen.
Tue, May 20, 2008 03:19:00 AM

Padres placed LHP Justin Hampson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with left shoulder tendinitis.

Hampson, a very effective middle reliever for San Diego last season, figures to miss at least the first few weeks. Glendon Rusch is taking his spot.
Thu, Mar 27, 2008 12:41:00 AM

An MRI on Justin Hampson's throwing shoulder revealed tendinitis. He will likely start the season on the DL.

Hampson has been bothered by tightness in his shoulder all spring. The Padres are expecting him to contribute as a middle reliever this year. Hampson had a 2.70 ERA through 53 1/3 innings in 2007.
Sun, Mar 23, 2008 09:42:00 AM

Justin Hampson made his spring debut on Friday and gave up a run and two walks in two-thirds of an inning.

Hampson was sidelined with tightness in his throwing shoulder. He was an effective middle reliever for the Padres last season, but he still needs to turn in a good spring if he's going to make the team this year.
Fri, Mar 7, 2008 06:28:00 PM

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