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Friday, January 18, 2013

Corey Hart to undergo knee surgery, will miss start of season

The Brewers’ situation at first base changed Friday when they learned Corey Hart will need knee surgery that will make him miss at least the first six weeks of the 2013 season.

Hart, who had surgery on his right knee last spring to repair cartilage damage, experienced swelling in that same knee during offseason workouts and was examined in Phoenix by team physician William Raasch. An MRI was performed that revealed a defect in the joint surface.

Raasch will perform surgery Tuesday in Milwaukee to repair that defect, knocking Hart out of action for three to four months from the time of the procedure. Hart’s rehabilitation will include bearing no weight on the knee for six weeks or so, taking him into early March. At that point, he is expected to need six to eight weeks to get ready to play…

The good news is that [Mat] Gamel is still on the roster and can now move back to first base in Hart’s absence. Otherwise, the plan was to use Gamel as a utility player at the infield corners and perhaps in right field.

The District Attorney Posted: January 18, 2013 at 03:51 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Darren Posted: January 18, 2013 at 04:44 PM (#4350200)
He should not have worn those sun glasses at night.
   2. asinwreck Posted: January 18, 2013 at 05:18 PM (#4350256)
The good news is that [Mat] Gamel is still on the roster

Good people of Wisconsin, please commence with your binge drinking.
   3. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: January 18, 2013 at 05:56 PM (#4350304)
i will get the ball rolling on doug not re-signing hart. teh brewers have munched through the peak of his career, he's a big guy, his speed is disappearing rapidly, his defense has always been blah, his strike zone coverage ain't getting better and his body will continue to slowly give way to age.

enjoy the memories and when the day comes for someone to pay him for those memories just walk away

walk away doug. walk away
   4. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: January 18, 2013 at 06:16 PM (#4350313)
walk away doug. walk away


I know that similarity scores aren't predictive, but Hart's most similar through age 30 is mostly guys who crapped out by 32 or so: Bobby Higginson, Richard Hidalgo, Kirk Gibson, Rondell White, Leon Durham, Geoff Jenkins, Jacque Jones, Wally Post. Cliff Floyd and Aubrey Huff represent the best case scenarios, and those scenarios aren't that promising.
   5. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: January 18, 2013 at 06:37 PM (#4350319)
fer

indeed. i like corey. he has wildly exceeded what the club anticipated for his career

they should not lurch now in the other direction and reward him for what will likely be a disappointing slide into werthism
   6. Walt Davis Posted: January 18, 2013 at 11:52 PM (#4350433)
That's a pretty reasonable comp list especially if you toss Jones on the bottom end and Gibson on the top end. And it's not real encouraging nor is there any reason I'm aware of to think Hart will escape his fate. I suppose if he has a decent 2013 and is willing to come back on a cheap 1-2 year contract, I might do it (depending on what else the Brewers have available). I'm thinking something short of LaRoche's contract and maybe something like the Napoli 1/$5 with incentives type contract.
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: January 19, 2013 at 12:14 AM (#4350437)
they should not lurch now in the other direction and reward him for what will likely be a disappointing slide into werthism

Or a cliff-dive into geoffjenkinsism.
   8. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: January 19, 2013 at 07:41 AM (#4350465)
crispix

indeed
   9. Barnaby Jones Posted: January 19, 2013 at 07:42 AM (#4350466)
Dale Murphy said Hart is the player who reminds him most of himself. If that holds true, his career is about to come crashing down around him.
   10. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: January 19, 2013 at 08:31 AM (#4350473)
talk about the kiss of death

yeesh
   11. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: January 19, 2013 at 09:18 AM (#4350478)
He should not have worn those sun glasses at night.

It ain't enough! I can't help falling in love with the idea that Corey will never surrender. Everything in my heart says that a little love will get the boy in the box back on the field again. All over, Brewers fans are saying, "I am by your side, and in your soul!"

Of course, the 92 days of rain will probably cancel the baseball season anyway...

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