Brewers first baseman Corey Hart is ahead of the curve already in regards to recovering from knee surgery. Originally planned to keep him out of the first half of the season, Hart could return as soon as April.
Hart made an appearance at the Brewers' training camp at Maryvale Baseball Park on Wednesday for a checkup with Dr. William Raasch. Hart spoke at length about his rehab for the first time since undergoing surgery on January 25.
Hart's plan is to begin more intense rehab after an MRI scan scheduled for March 8. In terms of his return to the field, "[April] is not out of the question," he said. "I'm not necessarily a fast healer, I'm just a hard worker. I do everything and then I ask for extra stuff. I make sure I give myself [every] chance to come back quicker."