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Mike Hampton Sucks at Staying Healthy

Mike Hampton, who has yet to give the Atlanta Braves what they paid for, injured his right hamstring during the very first inning of his very first start in the Mexican Winter League.

So Mike can say adios to Mexico, as he will need up to a month to recover. After rehabbing from two straight elbow surgeries, the Braves are losing confidence in the 35-year-old lefty, as he hasn't actually pitched for them since 2005, due to injuries.

Now, they'll have to wait until February to fully assess whether he'll be healthy enough to join the rotation. Heading into the final year of the ridiculous eight-year, $121 million deal he signed with the Colorado Rockies, Hampton is owed $15 million in 2008.

[USA Today] | [Fan Nation] | [Baseball Musings] | []


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