Brewers' Hart out 3-4 weeks with knee injuryMar 4, 2012 - 11:44 PM Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Corey Hart needs surgery to correct a torn meniscus in his right knee and will miss 3-4 weeks of action, according to MLB.com.
The injury was discovered in an MRI on Sunday morning, and Hart was scratched from the day's Cactus League contest against the San Francisco Giants.
Hart suffered a spring training injury for the second consecutive season, but it is possible that he will return for Opening Day on April 6 against the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Last season, he began the year on the disabled list with a rib cage strain.
Hart is entering his ninth major league season, all with the Brewers. In 130 games last season, he hit .285 with 26 home runs and 63 RBI to go with 80 runs scored.
He will be expected to provide protection in the lineup for newly-signed cleanup hitter Aramis Ramirez.
Second baseman Rickie Weeks also missed Sunday's game with a stiff throwing shoulder, but it not believed to be serious.
No one has shouted yet.
Be the first!
Be the first!
- Milwaukee Brewers 2012 Preview Mar 28
- Brewers give C Lucroy five-year extension Mar 27
- Braun sample collector issues statement Feb 28
- Braun proclaims innocence Feb 24
- Rounding Third: Braun may be not guilty, but is he innocent? Feb 24
- Shocker! Braun wins appeal Feb 23
- Brewers sign five to one-year contracts Feb 20
- Brewers beat Veras in arbitration Feb 14
- Brewers settle with Marcum Feb 3
- Brewers ink OF Patterson Jan 30
- Predators assign C Peverley to minors Nov 6