Corey Hart “looking likely” to be ready for Opening Day

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Corey Hart has been playing regularly in minor-league camp without any issues and Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that “it’s looking likely” that he’ll be recovered enough from March 6 knee surgery to be in the Brewers’ lineup on Opening Day.

Hart has been playing in minor-league games because that way if he’s not ready to begin the season the Brewers can backdate his disabled list stint, whereas if he plays in big-league spring training games that option disappears.

Hart has had a rough spring, because in addition to the knee surgery he also needed eight stitches and plenty of aspirin after smacking his head while lifting weights. He was initially expected to miss 3-4 weeks after going under the knife and it looks like he’ll hit that target.