Friday July 25, 2008
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Hampton is
scheduled to take the mound against the Phillies on Saturday for
his first start in almost three years.
Hampton has had two major surgeries on his left elbow in the
last three years and has had a long line of new injuries while
trying to work his way back into pitching form.
The two-time All-Star has been injured before his scheduled
start three times this season. Hampton hurt his left groin while
pitching in a minor league rehab game with Double-A Mississippi
last week, but impressed manager Bobby Cox in a bullpen session
The left-hander pitched only one inning in Mexico this winter
before straining his hamstring when he slipped on the mound. He
then strained his right groin in the second inning of his second
spring training game.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)