(PHOENIX) — Even though the Milwaukee Brewers now know that they will have reigning MVP Ryan Braun in the lineup on opening day, they don’t know if they’ll have outfielder Corey Hart ready to play by then. The team announced that Hart will miss three to four weeks after undergoing surgery on his knee.
Hart recently underwent successful surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. Hart said that he hopes to be ready by opening day, but is likely to start the season on the disabled list.
Hart can be placed on the disabled list on March 26, and if he’s ready, he can return to the team as soon as the second series of the season.
The 29-year-old Hart is entering his sixth full season and ninth overall season with the Brewers. Last season in 130 games Hart batted .285 with 26 home runs while driving in 63 runs.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN