Milwaukee, WI - According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Milwaukee Brewers are working to re-sign first baseman Corey Hart. Hart missed all of last season due to knee surgery, but has been a highly sought after free agent so far this offseason. The Brewers are not the only team that has made Hart a high priority, and it sounds like he could make his decision on where to sign at any time.
In 2012 with the Milwaukee Brewers, Hart put up very solid numbers batting .270 with 30 homers and 83 RBI’s. The Brewers want to keep as much pop in their lineup as they can and keeping Hart would help them do just that. Milwaukee had been considering other options this offseason, but they appear to have decided that their best bet would be to re-sign Corey Hart.
The Brewers have been connected to Mets first baseman Ike Davis all offseason, but they are apparently out of the running. They were exploring other options that they could acquire rather than shell out the money to re-sign Hart, but it doesn’t appear like those options will pan out. This deal between the Brewers and Hart will not be cheap and it isn’t a done deal yet either. Both sides are interested in re-uniting, so it’s certainly something to keep an eye out for.
Overall, Brewers fans will be happy to bring back Hart. He has been a fan favorite of many in Milwaukee and that will be the case for however long he plays there. It will be very interesting to see what kind of numbers he gets on his contract, but either way he’s a great fit with the Brewers.
Evan Massey is the Lead Editor for Pro Sports Extra. Follow Evan on Twitter at @Massey_Evan.