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Corey Hart | First Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/24/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 234
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Corey Hart (shoulder) has returned home to Arizona and will not be activated from the disabled list.
Hart is over the shoulder injury that put him on the disabled list back in mid-July, but the Pirates aren't interested in adding him even with expanded rosters. The 33-year-old hit just .222/.246/.352 this season and will be a free agent this winter. Sep 4 - 10:41 AM

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Corey Hart is scheduled to restart a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Indianapolis.

Hart originally landed on the DL in late June with a left shoulder impingement, but he began feeling discomfort in his knee during a rehab assignment and hasn't played since July 11. The hope is that he'll finally be ready to go when rosters expand in September.
Aug 18 - 8:38 AM

Pirates transferred 1B Corey Hart from the 15-day disabled to the 60-day disabled list.

Hart has been out since late June with a left shoulder injury and recently had to be pulled off his minor league rehab assignment due to renewed discomfort. The veteran has logged just 54 at-bats this season for the Bucs.
Jul 20 - 3:55 PM

Corey Hart has had his minor league rehab assignment shut down after experiencing discomfort in his knee.

Hart will undergo an evaluation in Pittsburgh on Friday. The veteran outfielder has dealt with major injury issues the past few seasons, and has been limited to just 54 at-bats for the Pirates this year.
Jul 12 - 8:47 PM

Corey Hart (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

Hart is eligible for activation from the disabled list in a week and should be ready at that time. He's been out with a left shoulder impingement.
Jun 30 - 6:15 PM

Pirates placed 1B/OF Corey Hart on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 22, with a left shoulder impingement.

It's not clear when Hart's shoulder began bothering him. He's looked like a failed free agent signing from the get-go, hitting just .222/.246/.352 for the Pirates.
Jun 24 - 3:58 PM

Corey Hart went 3-for-3 as the Pirates' DH in Thursday's game against the White Sox.

You might have forgotten which team Hart played for now, given that he had entered the night with just 47 at-bats this season. He hadn't had a hit since May 24, and he hadn't had multiple hits in a game all year, though that's largely explained by the rarity of his starts.
Jun 18 - 11:56 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced Friday that Corey Hart has earned a spot on the Pirates' Opening Day roster.

Despite appearing in just four spring games to date, the 32-year-old has shown enough to be included in the Pirates plans for 2015. He's expected to see the majority of his playing time against left-handing pitching, spelling Pedro Alvarez at first base.
Mar 20 - 7:06 PM

Making his spring debut, Corey Hart singled in his lone at-bat Thursday against the Red Sox.

Hart, expected to be the Pirates' first baseman against left-handed pitchers, was held out of action after slicing hit foot getting into a hot tub.
Mar 12 - 4:22 PM

Corey Hart (foot) will play in a "B" game on Monday versus the Twins.

Hart missed a few days of action after slicing his foot while getting into a hot tub. He's performed baseball activities the last couple days, though, and is now ready for some game action.
Mar 8 - 8:45 AM

Corey Hart (foot) took grounders Thursday morning.

Hart had to be shut down for a couple of days after slicing his foot while getting into a hot tub this weekend at the Pirates' spring training complex. He should be ready for Grapefruit League action early next week and will then begin to work his way into a first-base platoon with the left-handed-hitting Pedro Alvarez.
Mar 5 - 11:39 AM

Corey Hart needed stitches after slicing his foot while getting into a hot tub at the Pirates' spring training complex on Sunday.

The gash will sideline him for a couple of days, but he should be fine to begin appearing in Grapefruit League games by early next week. Hart signed a one-year, $2.5 million free agent contract with the Pirates in December and could fit into a first-base platoon with Pedro Alvarez if his health cooperates.
Mar 2 - 1:44 PM

Pirates signed 1B/OF Corey Hart to a one-year contract.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says Hart will receive $2.5 million and have a chance to earn $2.5 million more through incentives. Hart figures to platoon at first base with Pedro Alvarez while providing another option in a loaded Pirates outfield. The 32-year-old batted just .203/.271/.319 with six homers over 68 games in 2014 after missing the 2013 campaign with knee issues. If he proves to be healthy -- which is a big question -- Hart could be a nice gamble on a one-year deal.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 01:59:00 PM

Corey Hart is "getting a lot of hits" in free agency, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

Hart batted just .203/.271/.319 in 68 games this past season for the Mariners and got designated for assignment at the end of September, but it's a weak market for offense and there are obviously some teams out there who feel the 32-year-old can bounce back. Hart hit .270/.334/.507 with 30 home runs in 2012 for the Brewers. He then needed surgery on both of his knees and missed the entire 2013 campaign.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 10:48:00 AM

Corey Hart has elected free agency.

He was designated for assignment last week in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the return of Jesus Montero from suspension. Hart's contract was going to run out after the World Series, so he's just getting an early jump on free agency.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 06:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Michael Morse
3Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Josh Harrison
2Aramis Ramirez
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Keon Broxton
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5J.A. Happ
6Jeff Locke
7Casey Sadler
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Joakim Soria
3Tony Watson
4Antonio Bastardo
5Jared Hughes
6Arquimedes Caminero
7Rob Scahill
8Joe Blanton
9Bobby LaFromboise
10Vance Worley
11Brandon Cumpton
12Deolis Guerra