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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
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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

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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

Mariners designated OF Corey Hart for assignment.

It's a paper move in order to clear a 40-man roster spot for Jesus Montero, who was reinstated from suspension. Hart will be a free agent this winter.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 06:56:00 PM

Mariners activated DH Corey Hart from the 15-day disabled list.

Hart missed a month with a right knee contusion. The 32-year-old has appeared in just 58 of Seattle's 135 games this season and shouldn't be counted on for much in the way of fantasy production down the stretch.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 01:34:00 PM

Corey Hart (knee) went hitless in three at-bats in his first rehab game with Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday.

Hart has been out the last three weeks with a bruised right knee. He should be physically ready to return in a couple days, but the Mariners might elect to hold him out until next week when rosters expand. Hart is batting only .203/.378/.314 during an injury-plagued 2014 season.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 08:45:00 AM

Mariners placed OF Corey Hart on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee contusion.

Hart has struggled through an injury plagued 2014 campaign, slashing just .203/.378/.314 with five homers and 20 RBI in his 58 games. He shouldn't be expected back until late August.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 02:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
3Sean Rodriguez
2B1Neil Walker
2Steve Lombardozzi
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
2Jung Ho Kang
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Deolis Guerra
8Brandon Cumpton