The target date for Corey Hart's return from offseason knee surgery keeps getting pushed back, delaying the return of Milwaukee's starting first baseman.
While Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said last week Hart was at least three weeks away from returning to the Brewers, general manager Doug Melvin was less optimistic on his weekly radio show on 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee.
The Brewers are now hoping to have the former All-Star back after the All-Star break. Milwaukee returns from the break to host Miami on July 19.
"He's taking batting practice, he's making some strides," Melvin told WTMJ on Thursday morning. "They're small steps to get back. He's working out every day. We don't have a schedule. I don't anticipate it this week or the next two weeks. We'd love to have him back after the All-Star break."
Whenever Hart is ready to take the field, he'll need almost the full allotment of 20 days on a minor league rehab assignment.