Hampton to miss next season

Updated: September 16, 2009, 3:29 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Oft-injured Houston Astros pitcher Mike Hampton is already out for next year.

Hampton has undergone surgery for a torn left rotator cuff and other damage in his shoulder that will sideline him for the 2010 season, the team said Tuesday.

The 37-year-old lefty was 7-10 with a 5.30 ERA in 112 innings over 21 starts this season, his most in a year since making 29 starts in 2004 with the Atlanta Braves.

Hampton is 148-115 lifetime with a 4.07 ERA in 2,264 career innings ...

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