MILWAUKEE With a Tuesday return date in mind, Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart tested his injured foot by running the bases on Sunday morning, and the result wasn't what he had hoped for.
Affecting the arch of his left foot, Hart's plantar fascia injury limits his ability to make turns around the basepaths without serious discomfort. He said on Sunday that he would be OK when it came to running in straight lines, but he wasn't sure he wouldn't hamper the Brewers lineup more than help if he returned.
"I've played through a lot of injuries and stuff, but it's one of those things where, if I'm on first, I'm not going to be able to score on a double," Hart said. "If I'm on second, it's iffy. Is it worth it to these guys? I feel like I wouldn't be able to do everything I needed to do."
Still, Hart is hoping for the best, which at this point would be a return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Pirates.
"I'm aiming for Tuesday, but I just wish it felt better today than it ...