The Milwaukee Brewers have transferred first baseman Corey
Hart to the 60-day disabled list as he continues to recover from knee surgery,
the team has announced.
The move means that Hart will not be eligible to be
activated by the Brewers until May 30. The slugger was initially expecting to
be back well before that date, but assistant general manager Gord Ash told
reporters – including Adam McCalvy of MLB.com – that Hart and the team are now
on the same page that a late May return is more realistic.
"Given what he is saying now about his recovery, [the
60-day DL] seems to be more appropriate," Ash said. "I talked to him
[on Monday], and he concurs that's a reasonable timeframe, which is what the
doctors said all along. The doctor indicated he felt [Hart would be ready at]
the end of May, and now Corey is saying the same thing. We didn't want to make
that move initially, just in case, but obviously now we have to."
Hart is continuing to rehab and strengthen his knee, but he’s
yet to progress to the point where he’s running on a treadmill. Milwaukee has
had to use a patch work of players to man first base, considering Hart’s
replacement – Mat Gamel – also went down with a significant injury.
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