Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/21/14

Corey Hart was clearly hobbled by the plantar fasciitis he's been battling for the last couple weeks. His limp was noticeable as he jogged around the bases yesterday, not once but twice. Hart's two home runs kept the Brewers mathematically alive in the Wild Card hunt.

According to the Associated Press, Hart had been battling the injury for a while now and was in a 4-for-28 slump coming into play last night.  Hart and the Brewers, though, have been able to turn their season around and put themselves in contention for the play-offs.  Offensive performances like Hart' last night will certainly help keep them alive.
"As long as I can jog it's a lot easier," said Hart, who missed eight games this month with plantar fascitis in his left foot. "So, it was a little easier tonight. I'm trying to go as long as I can."
The Brewers have to win out and hope the St. Louis Cardinals lose out if they are going to make the play-offs.  Milwaukee is four games back of the Cardinals with four to play.  While it will be a long-shot to make the Wild Card, the Brewers have already performed better than most thought they would after their poor start.

Hart is hitting .273/.337/.513 with 30 home runs this season.  He has a career .276/.334/.491 line.  Hart has been one of the Brewers' most consistent offensive performers since 2006.  He made his debut in 2004, but in both 2004 and 2005 he didn't get much playing time.  Hart was drafted in the 11th round of the 2000 draft and has outperformed expectations set for him at that time.

While the Brewers may not make the postseason this year, they will have Hart back for next season.  He won't be a free agent until after next year.  The Brewers have a decent young team, and if they can stay healthy, there's no reason why they shouldn't compete in 2013.


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