In today's Notes column, we read about Hampton's groin:
“When it happened I knew it wasn’t terrible. It’s still a little bit sore but it still wasn’t bad. Hopefully I’ll just miss two starts and this isn’t something that lingers.”
The injury apparently happened on his last pitch against Arizona on Friday.
And Backe has a fairly simplified view of what his job will be tonight as he makes his first start of the season for the Big Club:
“It’s more just me getting people out. I really haven’t done too good of a job lately. Hopefully I’ll turn it around with this start.”