Brewers' Corey Hart may miss opening day
Posted on: March 4, 2012 4:58 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans
Brewers right fielder Corey Hart could miss opening day for the second consecutive season.
Hart will have surgery on his right knee to repair a meniscus tear and will be out three-to-four weeks, Milwaukee assistant GM Gord Ash told reporters (via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel).
"The tough part is that he will miss the at-bats here," Ash said. "But it could have been worse."
Hart had an MRI on Sunday and Ash said Hart would have the surgery sometime this week.
Last season Hart started the season on the disabled list with a strained oblique. Hart, who will turn 30 later this month, didn't play his first game last season until April 26. He did play 130 games, hitting .285/.356/.510 with 26 home runs.
Hart was a late scratch for Sunday's exhibtion game with swelling on his knee. Second baseman Rickie Weeks was also held out with right-shoulder tightness, but his injury wasn't seen as serious.
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