Mike Hampton's rehab start for the Braves AAA Richmond squad was cut short in the fourth inning in a game at Durham when Hampton started feeling pain in his left pectoral muscle again. That was the injury that sent him to the DL this season as he was warming up to make his first major league start since 2005, back on April 3.
[Atlanta General Manager Frank] Wren said it is too early too determine the consequences of this setback. But it seems logical to believe the southpaw won't be able to rejoin the Braves' injury-depleted rotation within the next couple of weeks. His only other rehab start had come on Friday, when he tossed three scoreless innings for Richmond and felt minimal discomfort in his pectoral region.