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Astros Sign Hampton

According to, the Astros and starting pitcher Mike Hampton have agreed to a major-league deal, pending a physical. Hampton, 36, went 3-4 with a 4.85 ERA and 38 K in 13 starts this past season. However, he missed all of 2006 and 2007 and pitched in just 12 games in 2005. The Astros are Hampton's longest tenured team, having pitched with them for six seasons and compiling a 66-40 with a 3.45 ERA.

This deal could end discussions between the Astros and Randy Wolf, who recently decided to "slow" the negotiations down. We'll see what happens.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.