Hart to have season ending knee surgery
The Milwaukee Brewers announced that Corey Hart will have right knee surgery and will be out for the remainder of the season.
According to MLB.com, Hart injured his right knee rehabbing on his left knee which he had surgery on in the offseason. Hart’s injury to his right knee is very similar to the injury he had the past offseason.Hart will have the surgery on July 26.
“It’s the exact same injury, from my understanding,” Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said.
According to ESPN.com, Hart has spent his entire nine year career with the Brewers and hit .276 with 154 home runs in his career.
Hart is the third Brewers first baseman to be lost for the entire season. Matt Gamel tore his ACL in spring training and Taylor Green had season ending hip surgery.
Hart, 31, will be a free agent at the end of this season and his future with the Brewers is in jeopardy as the Brewers have a top first base prospect waiting in the minors to take over Hart’s spot. Hunter Morris was the Double-A Southern League MVP and has 14 home runs in 71 games in Triple-A Nashville.