Originally posted on Brewers Bar  |  Last updated 1/19/13
  Early Friday morning, Brewers insider Tom Haudricourt reported that former All-Star outfielder and first-baseman Corey Hart will undergo knee surgery next Tuesday that will cause him to miss at least six weeks of the upcoming regular season. Hart has had knee problems in the past including last year in spring training when he tore some cartilage in his right knee. As you might remember, Hart made remarkable progress after that surgery and was able to be in the Opening Day starting lineup.  He ended up having a great season during which he hit 30 home runs and batted .270. The absence of Hart will allow Mat Gamel to return to the position he held at the start of the 2012 season before he tore his ACL. Before that injury, Gamel batted .246 with a .293 OBP in those 21 games. Just like Hart, Gamel has had a troubled history when it comes to injuries. However it appears that Gamel is already 100 percent recovered from the ACL tear according to Brewers assistant GM Gord Ash, who...
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