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Braves' Hampton scratched for first start since '05 with chest injury

Updated: April 4, 2008, 12:38 AM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Mike Hampton is headed back to the disabled list after hurting himself in pregame warm-ups Thursday night, preventing him from making his first start in almost three years.

Hampton, scheduled to make his first start since Aug. 19, 2005, strained his left pectoral muscle while warming up in the bullpen before Atlanta's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was seen grimacing after throwing a pitch.

"It's the toughest thing I've had to deal with," Hampton said. "Having ...

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