(NEW YORK) — After missing the entire 2013 season, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Corey Hart is willing to take less money on the free agent market in order to stay with the team.
“I told them I would be very generous to stay here. I wouldn’t sit there and ask for anything outlandish,” Hart told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I’d definitely take a discount to stay here because I think I owe it to them to stay here and be a cheaper player.”
Hart is making $10 million this season and is in the final year of a three-year, $26.5 million deal. He missed the entire season due to a long recovery from knee surgery.
With his impending free agency, Hart would like to stay in Milwaukee.
“Nobody wants to play for free but I basically sat there and watched all season. I owe it to them and the fans to come back at a cheaper price,” he continued.
Hart has spent his entire nine-year career with the Brewers. A two-time All-Star, Hart has hit at least 25 home runs the past three seasons.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN