MILWAUKEE -- Corey Hart wants to return to the Milwaukee Brewers and he's willing to work with the organization to make it happen.
Hart, who has missed the entire season after having surgery on both knees, is a free agent after the season and could generate interest around the league if he can prove he's healthy. But the two-time All-Star's first choice is to be Milwaukee's first baseman next season.
"We've not really had any discussions, but I've told them numerous times obviously I'll be healthy and I'd like to stay a Brewer and help this team out," Hart said. "They have a lot of good young players, but this team needs a veteran presence and I'd like to be one of those guys. I've told them, and I think they want me.
"I just don't know where that's at. They've hinted, but it's early, and coming out of knee surgery, I'm sure they want to see me run first before they actually talk to me."