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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Lefty Hampson elects free agency

By Adam Rubin

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.