Hampton, 40, is taking his first job as a coach after spending the last two seasons out of baseball following his retirement. Over a 16-year Major League career Hampton put together a 148-115 record and 4.06 ERA. He finished second in the NL Cy Young voting in 1999 when he won a league-high 22 games for the Astros and held a 2.90 ERA. Hampton was traded to the Mets for the 2000 season where he won 15 games and earned the 2000 NLCS Most Valuable Player helping New York to the World Series with two victories of his own.
He appeared in 419 games in the Majors with the Mariners, Astros, Mets, Rockies, Braves and D-Backs and retired with Arizona just before the 2011 season.