Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart will undergo season-ending surgery on his left knee, which means his time with the organization is almost certainly up. Hart suffered the injury while he was rehabbing his right knee after undergoing surgery earlier in the year.
It is not exactly known how serious the injury is, but word is it is identical to what was wrong with his right knee when he underwent surgery in January. It is certainly an unfortunate situation for both parties. The Brewers were hoping to get Hart back soon so that he could help get the team back on track. Meanwhile, the 31-year-old may take the biggest hit from this considering he is a free agent at the end of the season.
It is has been known for quite some time that Milwaukee was going to be unable to re-sign Hart. The reason for this is because he is a very talented player on offense, and he has proven to be able to play multiple positions with success on defense. The fact is the Brewers never expected to be able to compete for him in the open market.
With that being said, Hart’s value has certainly dropped off considering he now has two serious knee problems and he is not getting any younger. However, it appears Milwaukee is perfectly content moving on at this point. With power-hitting first baseman Hunter Morris waiting in Triple-A to get his chance to shine, it does not make much sense for the Brewers to dish out a lot of money for Hart.
If the nine-year veteran does take his talents elsewhere next season, season-ending surgery is certainly a horrible way to end his time in Milwaukee.