Hampton has tear in left rotator cuff
Injury discovered after Astros veteran has MRI
By Brian McTaggart / MLB.com
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 7:30 PM CT
Hampton underwent an MRI on Wednesday and was diagnosed with the injury by team medical director Dr. David Lintner. Hampton is 7-10 with a 5.30 ERA this season in 21 starts for the Astros, who signed him to a $2 million deal plus incentives in December.
Hampton left Thursday's loss at Florida after five innings with a strained left shoulder, marking his second successive start cut short by injury. He pitched two innings Aug. 8 before leaving with a knee sprain. He later got cortisone injections in both knees.