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Earlier this week the it was reported that Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart was nowhere near returning from the disabled list as he continues to recover from offseason knee surgery. The news just keeps getting worse for Hart and the Brewers, as Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the slugger is likely to miss the entire season as a result of his knee injury.
Heyman's report comes from sources, but the Brewers have yet to confirm that Hart is at risk for missing the rest of the 2013 campaign. General manager Doug Melvin recently told reporters that Hart is likely to be sidelined through the All-Star break, but the team isn't sure about much beyond that.
"We don't know yet,'' Melvin said. "That's the
problem. You really don't know until someone goes out on a rehab assignment.
Until a guy plays games in rehab, you don't know. Guys can look like they can
play. But until they play with game intensity, it's always hard to gauge.''
There's still no timetable being discussed for when Hart will begin a minor league rehab assignment. The first baseman has grown increasingly frustrated by the situation, as I'm sure the Brewers have. Initially the team was hoping to have Hart back by April or May, and the timetable has been pushed back time and time again.
In Hart's absence, the Brewers haven't been able to find a suitable replacement at first base. Mat Gamel was expected to get a shot, but he suffered a season-ending injury of his own. Yuniesky Betancourt and Juan Francisco have been filling in since, but Brewers' first basemen have combined to post the lowest batting average, on-base percentage and OPS in baseball.
It's extremely unfortunate timing for Hart, as he's in the final year of his current three-year contract. He's making $10 million this year, but despite his impressive track record it remains to be determined how teams will value him over the winter.
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Some of you may be familiar with my drawings of Corey Hart in numerous odd situations. I'd been meaning to put some of these up, before today's sad news that Hart will have to undergo season-ending left knee surgery. (per Tom Haudricourt, aka - our favorite Prince of Darkness).
Some of these -or, many of these - illustrations are ones I've already drawn...
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