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Corey Hart | Designated Hitter

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/24/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 234
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Dec 19 - 1:59 PM

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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.
Nov 10 - 10:48 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.
Oct 6 - 6:27 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.
Sep 29 - 6:56 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.
Sep 1 - 1:34 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.
Aug 24 - 8:45 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.
Aug 2 - 2:31 PM

Corey Hart went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in his return from the disabled list Friday.

Hart's ninth inning sac fly was the M's only offense of the night against Chris Sale. The 32-year-old missed six weeks with a hamstring strain, but the Mariners are hoping he can add some pop to what is a predominantly left-handed lineup.
Jul 4 - 9:50 PM

Mariners activated 1B/OF Corey Hart from the 15-day disabled list.

Hart has been on the shelf since mid-May with a left hamstring strain, but he was cleared to return to action after batting .297/.366/.514 with one homer over 10 rehab games. He hit just .209/.295/.353 across 37 contests before going on the DL but did homer five times while driving in 17 runs.
Jul 4 - 11:49 AM

Corey Hart (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday.

He should only need a handful of rehab games, putting him in line for a return sometime next week. Hart, who has missed the last month with a strained left hamstring, was batting just .209 with a .647 OPS before going down with the injury.
Jun 19 - 6:06 PM

Corey Hart (hamstring) ran the bases Monday.

Hart began baseball activities over the weekend and is expected to start a rehab assignment later this week. He's been on the shelf since mid-May with a left hamstring strain but is on track to return to action before the end of the month.
Jun 16 - 6:10 PM

Corey Hart (hamstring) will take batting practice for the first time on Friday since straining his hamstring on May 19.

He'll progress to doing some light running on the field on Saturday, as he continues to work his way back towards a return to the Mariners lineup. If all goes well, he could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment in a week or so, and be looking at a return to the lineup in late-June.
Jun 13 - 7:16 PM

Corey Hart (hamstring) was given a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection on Monday.

Hart won't be allowed to begin activities for another week. He's expected to be out until at least mid-June with a Grade 2 left hamstring strain.
May 22 - 7:07 PM

Corey Hart (hamstring) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

Hart suffered a Grade 2 left hamstring strain on Sunday and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday afternoon. The veteran outfielder was batting just .209 with a .647 OPS this season for the Mariners, but he did have five home runs and 17 RBI in 37 games. That power will be dearly missed in the Seattle lineup.
May 20 - 4:50 PM

Mariners placed OF/DH Corey Hart on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 19, with a left hamstring strain.

The Mariners have called up Nick Franklin in a corresponding roster move. Hart is dealing with a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring and there's a good chance he won't be ready when he's eligible.
May 20 - 2:11 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
4Elias Diaz
5Sebastian Valle
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
3Sean Rodriguez
2B1Neil Walker
2Gustavo Nunez
3Jake Elmore
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
2Deibinson Romero
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
3Andrew Lambo
4Willy Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
7Jeremy Bleich
8Nick Kingham
9Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4John Holdzkom
5Jared Hughes
6Brandon Cumpton
7Stolmy Pimentel
8Casey Sadler
9Bobby LaFromboise
10Rob Scahill
11Radhames Liz
12Deolis Guerra
13Blake Wood
14Brad Lincoln