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The past six months have been increasingly frustrating for Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart, to say the least. After undergoing knee surgery in January, the slugger had his eye on an April return. Now, the Brewers aren't sure when they'll get Hart back, and he told Tom Haudricourt of The Journal Sentinel that he's done with projected timetables.
"Our timetable was off, so now we're taking it day by
day," a dejected Hart said Sunday. "They definitely overshot and it
gave me optimism and hope. At the same time, it wasn't realistic. So, I'm just
trying to grind it out and see what happens. It's definitely gotten better, but
their timetable just never happened. They would say one thing and it never
happened. I can do everything; I just can't do everything as good as I need to.
I don't have the strength in it I need."
Following the initial projection of April or May, the Brewers pushed back Hart's anticipated return to June. That turned into after the All-Star break, but now this is at risk of once again being delayed given Hart's recent setbacks. It's gotten to the point where it's not out of the question that Hart could miss the entire season.
Still, manager Ron Roenicke isn't ready to call that real possibility, though he couldn't rule out the chance of it happening.
"I don't think that will happen but there's always that
chance," said manager Ron Roenicke. "There's no way to know. The
setbacks are really difficult when you're at this length of time. When we said
it would be four months (from the time of surgery), we were hoping everything
went perfect. If he's looking at five months or six months, that starts to get
to you. It hasn't gone well lately."
The Brewers sorely miss Hart's production at first base. Yuniesky Betancourt got off to a nice start, but he, Juan Francisco and the other players Milwaukee has trotted out to cover the position haven't performed well. In fact, Brewers' first basemen have combined to rank last in the majors with an OPS of .506 this season.
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