Hampton has a tear in his meniscus and will require surgery in the offseason, but for now he’s going to try to pitch on it. This is a very bad idea. I doubt he’ll be effective, and there’s an excellent chance his mechanics will get messed up, leading to injury, total ineffectiveness, or worse. The Braves say they’ll be careful.
Capellan will start, on three days’ rest, in Hampton’s place on Thursday.