MILWAUKEE Corey Hart is clearly eager to get back in the Milwaukee Brewers lineup sooner rather than later, given the team's newfound wild-card contention. And with a rupture in his plantar fascia in the arch of his left foot, Hart said he saw "a big improvement" since Wednesday.
On Friday afternoon, the Brewers first baseman took early batting practice and ran on a treadmill, among other things, while using a personal orthotics on his left foot to help give more support. It was a clear improvement from his status just days earlier.
That improvement wasn't enough to get him in the Brewers lineup Friday night for the start of a big series against the New York Mets, but it could be enough to see him work as a pinch hitter off the bench in the next two games of the weekend series, according to Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.
"Let's hope tomorrow maybe he can help us somehow," Roenicke said. "I don't know if he'll be starting. If we can get him by the road trip, I think that'd be gre...