Lefty Hampson elects free agency

October, 16, 2012
10/16/12
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Justin Hampson, after being removed from the 40-man roster by the Mets and clearing waivers, has elected free agency.

Hampson was the lone lefty available in the bullpen for the Mets during the final week of the season after Josh Edgin was shut down because of an appearance limit and Robert Carson suffered a triceps strain.

Hampson, 32, had a 1.80 ERA in 13 relief appearances for the Mets in 2012. Lefty batters went 3-for-20 with two walks against him. He last had appeared in the majors with the San Diego Padres in 2008.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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