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Hart to Return Tuesday; Second Wave of Call Ups Near?

September 5, 2009 Leave a comment

Adam McCalvy reports that Corey Hart was 0-1 with a walk in his first rehab start last night.  Hart is working his way back from an appendectomy in early August, and as McCalvy notes, if all goes well this weekend, Hart should return to the big league club on Tuesday.

Hart will return to a team in a drastically different situation than the one he left.  After losing two of three to the Cardinals and losing the series opener to San Francisco last night, the Brewers’ elimination number is down to 14, effectively putting them out of the race. 

That’s not to say this month won’t be important for Hart.  It would provide plenty of optimism for next season (as well as increase the numbers on his paycheck this offseason), or perhaps raise his possible trade value.  It’s a shame that the Giants will be out of town by then, because like David Hannes noted earlier, Hart may be a player they’d be interested in. 

Hart may not be alone in returning to the club on Tuesday.  Nashville’s season will end Monday afternoon if the club doesn’t make the PCL playoffs (they’re currently 1.5 games behind division leading Memphis), meaning the likes of Mat Gamel, Hernan Iribarren, Angel Salome, Tim Dillard, and Mike Burns could be flying into Milwaukee with Hart.

What Should Melvin Do With Hardy?

August 16, 2009 1 comment

J.J. Hardy homered for Triple A Nashville on Saturday night, going 1-for-4 with a walk in his first start since being demoted.  While he looks to recalibrate his swing and get back on the track that made him an All-Star, an interesting storyline may potentially be developing.

As reported when Hardy was sent down on Wednesday, if Hardy stays in the minors for at least 20 days, he will fall short of the required number of days on the active roster to get credit for a full service year.  If that were the case, the Brewers would control Hardy through the 2011 season, not 2010.  This could have a huge effect on Hardy’s future with the club, but much more importantly, it could also have a huge effect on his trade value.

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Bill Hall Optioned to AAA

July 30, 2009 1 comment

I’m trying to think of a different reaction to this other than “it’s about damn time.”  Hall has accepted an assignment to AAA Nashville, where he will presumably work on fixing his timing at the plate.  The only question is where he’ll play.

According to reports, the team asked Hall to accept an assignment earlier this month, but he declined.  It seems as though Hall reconsidered following the Felipe Lopez trade, however, realizing that Lopez can play all of the positions he can.  Hall says he wasn’t told how long he’ll be in Nashville, but the general assumption seems to be he’ll be there until the Brewers return from a West coast road trip.  Because Hall has 5+ years of service time, he had the right to refuse assignment to the minors.

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