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Hot-hitting Corey Hart out of lineup today due to illness

May 28, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

Corey Hart homers AP

The only thing that can slow Corey Hart down? His immune system, apparently.

According to Audrey Snyder of MLB.com, Hart is out of the starting lineup for today’s game against the Giants due to illness.

Nyjer Morgan will take his place in right field and bat eighth against left-hander Jonathan Sanchez, though Hart could be available off the bench.

Hart is batting .311/.373/.623 with a .996 OPS over his last 16 games. He has four home runs and nine RBI in 17 plate appearances this week after entering Monday’s action with zero homers and one RBI over his first 81 plate appearances.

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