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Brewers don’t expect Corey Hart back before All-Star break

Jun 13, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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No team has gotten less production from first basemen than the Brewers, but help is not on the way any time soon, as general manager Doug Melvin said during a radio interview that Corey Hart may not be ready to come off the disabled list until after the All-Star break.

Hart has yet to play this season following knee surgery and in his absence Brewers first basemen have hit (or “hit”) .183 with four homers.

Hart has repeatedly expressed optimism about various return timetables, only to miss them without a ton of progress being made. He hasn’t even started running at full speed yet.

  1. brewcrewfan54 - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:17 PM


  2. uwsptke - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    So there’s basically no time at all to establish any sort of trade value before the non-waiver deadline? And they’ll get zero compensation for him as a free agent since he’d jump all over a $14 million one-year qualifying offer?


  3. therealbigben - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    yeh, well there is no point in him coming back at all then, unless the Crew somehow gets to .500

    Cya later Corey, good luck with the Devil Rays or Red Sox or whomever next year

  4. wilumberjack84 - Jun 13, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Let’s bring up Hunter Morris. I’m not sure how this would impact his “service time” and all the other contractural factors. I know his numbers aren’t amaing in Nashville but why not? This guy has pop and has proven it now at AA and AAA. I know pitching has been the much larger issue at hand than 1B production but let’s do it!

    • brewcrewchamps - Jun 13, 2013 at 3:47 PM

      Can’t be worse than Alex Gonzalez so hey why not?

      I’m not sure about the service time thing either’s worth a shot seeing if he can hold his own to decide if Hart should be resigned or not

    • brewcrewfan54 - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:37 PM

      I like the potential of Morris as much as anyone but all you guys screamingfor him need to relax. Don’t be so quick to rush him up to the Bigs, that can do a lot of damage to a younger player. Right now he isn’t even on the 40 man so they’d have to clear space for him by trading or DFA’ing somebody. Seeing as Hart is going to be basically untradeable once he gets healthy there’s no reason to get rid of a guy to bring up Morris to sit the bench. He’s better off playing everyday in the minors until he possible gets a September call-up.

  5. onbucky96 - Jun 13, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    I think Corey’s in Witness Protection. Way to produce in your Free Agent year, Hunter Morris will have your job next year.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:32 PM

      Yeah because getting hurt in his contract year was on purpose.

  6. wilumberjack84 - Jun 14, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Getting hurt is not his fault but this guy misses time every year and is so streaky. You’re right about Morris, let him get ABs in AAA. If Hart keeps having setbacks though its gotta be considered.

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