Mets Sign Justin Hampson to Minors Deal

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Mets have signed LHP Justin Hampson to a Minor League contract, with an invitation to Spring Training.

Hampson, who will be 31 in May, last appeared in the major leagues in 2008 with the Padres, and he went 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA in 35 relief appearances. He is 5-4 with a 3.38 ERA in 79 career appearances, one of which was a start with the Rockies in 2006.