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D-backs call up Mike Hampton

Updated: September 3, 2010, 7:58 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- After Tommy John surgery, another operation to repair a torn tendon and, most recently, a procedure to fix his damaged left shoulder, Mike Hampton is beginning to feel like an overhauled car.

"I'm as close to a bionic man as you're going to get out there," he said Friday.

One thing that hasn't stopped working: his drive.

So when the left-hander was faced with surgery to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff last September, there was never a doubt. Even at 37, after ...

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