Tag:Corey Hart
Posted on: August 12, 2010 1:09 am

Braun to return to Brewers' lineup

Ryan Braun Ryan Braun will be back in the Brewers lineup on Thursday, Milwaukee manager Ken Macha told MLB.com's Adam McCalvy .

"He's going to play," Macha said. "After he took batting practice, he came up to me and said, 'I'll be ready to go tomorrow.'"

Braun hasn't started since suffered a strained left wrist Sunday against Houston. Braun pinch-ran in Tuesday's game and pinch-hit on Wednesday. He struck out with bases loaded.

Braun is hitting .289/.343/.463 with 16 home runs and 68 RBI.

As recently as Monday the Brewers were scrounging for healthy outfielders, but pretty soon it could be very crowded. Corey Hart (back) was back in the lineup on Wednesday, Braun is on the way back and Carlos Gomez is expected to start a rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville on Friday and would return soon looking for playing time alongside rookie Lorenzo Cain and recently-acquired Chris Dickerson.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: August 10, 2010 7:55 pm

Braun unsure of when he will return

Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun said he doesn't know how long he'll be out with his sprained right wrist.

Braun hurt the wrist Sunday against Houston before missing Monday's game with Arizona and tonight's game, as well. The Brewers are also without right fielder Corey Hart (back).

"I never want to put a timetable on something because you never know," Braun told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 's Tom Haudricourt . "Every injury is different; every injury is unique. You never know how your body is going to respond or what's going to happen."

The Brewers did get reinforcements, as Chris Dickerson was in the starting lineup, playing center field. Dickerson was acquired in Monday's trade with Cincinnati for Jim Edmonds.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: August 9, 2010 8:43 pm
Edited on: August 10, 2010 12:32 pm

Brewers running short on outfielders

Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun had his left wrist examined by team doctors on Monday and was out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Braun hit his wrist against Houston first baseman Brett Wallace while beating out an infield single on Sunday. He stayed in the game, but went hitless in his last two at-bats.

When Braun got to the ballpark on Monday, he told manager Ken Macha he couldn't play, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt writes .

The team expects to hear a prognosis on Braun later tonight.

Milwaukee was also without right fielder Corey Hart, suffering from lower back stiffness. Hart left Sunday's game in the sixth inning.

"I probably shouldn't have tried to play yesterday," Hart told Haudricourt. "It was tight before the game, and I probably over-stretched trying to get it loose. That just made it worse."

The Brewers were also without Jim Edmonds, who was traded to Cincinnati and his replacement, Chris Dickerson, had missed his flight from Cincinnati and wasn't available at gamete. Shortstop Alcides Escobar started in right, with Craig Counsell at shortstop.

UPDATE: Good news for the Brewers, it's a wrist strain and contusion for Braun. His status is day to day .

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: August 2, 2010 9:20 am
Edited on: August 2, 2010 1:09 pm

Brewers extend Hart

Corey Hart Corey Hart's gone from sweating out the trade deadline to a contract extension.

Monday the Brewers announced they've extended the outfielder through 2013. The team bought out Hart's final year of arbitration.

The team didn't release the financial terms, but Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel speculates the deal is "worth close to $25 million." Hart is making $4.8 million this season and would have made more in arbitration.

Hart is hitting .288/.346/.565 with 23 home runs and 72 RBI.

UPDATE: ESPN.com's Buster Onley reports the deal is worth $26.5 million.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: July 30, 2010 8:16 pm

Brewers 'highly unlikely' to deal Fielder, Hart

Corey Hart
The Brewers haven't taken the "For Sale" sign out of the window, but they're not expecting any buyers, either.

Assistant general manager Gord Ash told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that there was no truth to reports earlier Friday that the Brewers had pulled Prince Fielder and Corey Hart "off the table," saying he's still open to offers. But he said it was doubtful either would be moving before the trade deadline of 4 p.m. ET Saturday.

"In a perfect world, you'd like to be able to [tell the players they won't be traded]," Ash said. "But you can't do that because at 2 o'clock tomorrow somebody could call and offer the world.

"We haven't pulled anybody off the table. I'd say it's highly unlikely [they would be traded] but you don't know."

Ash is saying the same thing people are hearing around baseball -- we're not trading unless it makes sense.

"It's not appealing fan-wise but you have to resist the temptation to make a deal just to make one," said Ash. "It takes a certain amount of experience and patience to avoid that. You don't want to shuffle the chairs just to shuffle them."

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: July 24, 2010 5:01 pm

Good news for Hart

Trade targets David DeJesus and Ben Sheets are going nowhere after suffering serious injuries this week, but it looks like Corey Hart can at least still be found in the "slightly irregular" sale bin.

Hart told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that an MRI of his right wrist, which he injured trying to make a sliding catch Friday night, showed no damage. Hart expects to miss only a few days.

"I got lucky," said Hart. "It's just jammed."

That's good news for the Brewers and for potential suitors for Hart, who is having a big season (.292/.349/.568, 70 RBI, 22 homers).

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: July 23, 2010 10:28 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2010 10:50 pm

Hart exits game with wrist injury

Corey Hart Another of the most talked-about outfield trade targets went down on Friday.

A day after David DeJesus was lost for the season with thumb injury, the Brewers' Corey Hart left in the third inning of Friday's game against the Nationals with a right wrist injury.

Hart chased a Cristian Guzman liner to the right-field line and slid into the wall to attempt to catch the foul ball. He didn't catch it, but finished the inning. Jim Edmonds pinch-hit for Hart in the bottom of the third.

According to Jordan Schelling of MLB.com , Hart underwent X-rays on his wrist and they were negative. However, the same was said about DeJesus last night. Hart will undergo an MRI on his wrist Saturday.

Hart has been a popular name in trade talks for teams searching for a big bat. He's hitting .292/.349/.568 with 22 home runs and 70 RBI.

Hart's been named as a possibility for the Giants, Rays and Padres, among other teams.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: July 18, 2010 8:31 pm
Edited on: July 18, 2010 9:20 pm

Padres players at trade deadline

Bud Black The San Diego Padres have one of the worst offenses in the game, but it may be pitching they seek moving closer to the deadline.

The Padres placed Mat Latos on the 15-day disabled list and are angling to reduce his second-half output to protect against the possibility of injury. Meanwhile, the Padres have to deal without the services of Mike Adams, one of their top relievers (although who isn't?) who landed on the disabled list as well.

Suddenly, the team's best quality -- pitching -- has taken a hit. That might impact what San Diego chases at the deadline but even upgrading the starting rotation is a tall task given the Padres' need to keep most of their payroll tied up in young, cost-controllable entities.

If San Diego is expected to send away multiple young pieces, it'll have to get back someone who will be with the team for more than one year, as Tim Sullivan of the San Diego Union-Tribune says .

One such person may be available and would bring a thunderous stick to the middle of the Friars' order. No, he's not a pitcher, but he is Corey Hart. And when Hart was participating in the Home Run Derby, manager Bud Black didn't pass up an opportunity to bring up a possible transfer to San Diego.

"I did mention, ‘Hey, a lot of those balls would have gone out of Petco,’ " Black (pictured) told Sullivan, "I did say that to gauge his response. And then he kept looking at the TV and said, ‘Yeah, they would have.’ I gauged his reaction to see if he would say, ‘Yeah, I know man, let’s go.’ I didn’t get that.

"I was making sure that he knows we’re watching."

General manager Jed Hoyer does believe that a move might have to be made at the trade deadline -- not just to keep the team in contention, but show the players that the organization has their back.

"There’s certainly something psychological around the deadline," Hoyer said. "Teams are looking for that kick, that jump-start."

Count the Padres among those teams.

-- Evan Brunell

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