This is still very new…news, but it sounds like you can scratch one more Brewer from Spring Training, along with the 14 others off to play in the World Baseball Classic.
The Associated Press is reporting that Brewers 1st baseman, Corey Hart,will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery next week. It is confirmed that the right knee is the problem and his surgery will be performed by Dr. William Raasch. Corey is expected to be out anywhere from 3-4 months.
Dr. Raasch is the head team Physician and should be trusted. Baseball Prospectus has acknowledged him repeatedly as one of the top surgeons in the game today.
We will have more for you as it comes forward. My only real question is, why is this happening now? Was there no way of knowing about this in October? Why on earth did we wait until almost the end of January to have this surgery? This is really the first time all season that I can say with certainty that the Brewers have made a huge mistake.
Now you HAVE to keep Gamel, so someone can play 1st base. You can kiss using him as a trade piece goodbye. This news makes me want to smash my head into a brick wall until I can’t taste salt anymore. Unbelievable.
Corey, this is not your fault. Get well soon pal. We need you!!