Found January 25, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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The Milwauke Brewers, who thought they were set at every position in the field heading into spring training, suddenly have a void at first base. When Corey Hart began experiencing swelling in his right knee during offseason workouts, an MRI was performed that revealed a possible defect. Surgery was scheduled with team physician William Raasch in Milwaukee, but that was delayed at least temporarily while Hart sought a second opinion from specialist Richard Steadman in Vail, Colo. Assuming Hart has the surgery, he is expected to miss the first four to six weeks of the season. This is not the first time Hart has had problems with that knee. In spring training last year, he had arthroscopic surgery to repair a significant meniscus tear, but he recovered in time to open the season. After first baseman Mat Gamel was lost for the season in early May with a torn ACL in his right knee, Hart was moved from right field to fill that position. He performed so well, the decision was made to...
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