Corey Hart 1B/DH PIT 5 days ago

Hart (shoulder) offered some more context regarding his injury, revealing that he suffered the shoulder impingement while fieldng a fly ball during batting practice, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "During BP, somebody hit a ball and I kind of just reached back to grab it and it kind of jerked it back," Hart said. "Ever since then it's been kind of ongoing."

Hart said he believes he aggravated the injury while trying to hit in subsequent days, and stated that his stay on the DL is precautionary, more than anything else. "I think I overdid it trying to hit during the games and just kind of aggravated it enough to where it needed to take three, four, five days off and try to start back," Hart said. "It's more cautious than anything. It hurts, so I'm just trying to nip it in the bud so it doesn't cost me longer than a couple weeks."

Corey Hart 1B/DH PIT 6 days ago

Hart (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Hart is battling a shoulder impingement, which could partially explain why he's seen time in only seven games this month. The veteran is without a firm timetable, but given the timing of his DL placement, he figures to return shortly after the All-Star break. In a corresponding move, the Pirates recalled right-hander Chris Volstad from Triple-A.

Corey Hart 1B/DH PIT 1 week ago

Hart went 1-for-4 Sunday in the loss to Washington, delivering a two-out two-run home run in the ninth inning.

Hart saved his day offensively and posted the only runs the Pirates would score on the day in the 9-2 loss. The veteran first-baseman is hitting a disappointing .222/.246/.352 in 54 at-bats this season.

Corey Hart 1B/DH PIT 2 weeks ago

Hart served as Pittsburgh's designated hitter Thursday and went 3-for-3 against the White Sox.

At this stage in his career he has trouble playing anywhere in the field, but for one night he did just fine as the Bucs' DH. Unfortunately for Hart, the team travels to Washington over the weekend and then returns home to play six games against National League teams, limiting his chances for additional at-bats.

Corey Hart 1B/DH PIT 2 weeks ago

Hart, who went 0-for-2 with an HBP on Sunday, is expected to see more starts with the White Sox throwing three lefthanders in the next four days, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Sunday's start was Hart's first since May 16. "Coach Jauss and I have been hunting rotations for 2 months," manager Clint Hurdle said. "This is the first storm we've run into where we're going to get a bunch of left-handers in a row." Pittsburgh is paying Hart $2.5 million and the veteran has totaled eight hits in 43 at-bats in a disappointing performance thus far.

Corey Hart 1B/DH PIT 3 weeks ago

Hart struck out pinch-hitting Friday, giving him a .200 batting average in 40 at-bats with one homer and seven RBI.

Since opening the season with three hits in six at-bats, Hart is 5-for-34. He has a good mentality for coming off the bench as a pinch-hitter, but a lack of production could cost him his roster spot.

Corey Hart 1B/DH PIT 2 months ago

Hart went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts Wednesday against the Phillies.

He has just two hits in 23 at-bats since starting the season 3-for-6. Hart's knees appear to be giving him difficulty, but it's possible he sees time Thursday afternoon, as he holds a career .303 batting average (10-for-33) against starter, Aaron Harang. Either way, it doesn't seem like Hart will get enough playing time to have much fantasy impact going forward.

Corey Hart 1B/DH PIT 2 months ago

Hart is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs.

Hart will get the start at first base in place of Pedro Alvarez. He will hit cleanup in Tuesday's batting order against Travis Wood, against whom Hart is 4-for-14 (.286) with three doubles in his career.

Corey Hart 1B/DH PIT 2 months ago

Hart struck out in a pinch-hitting appearance Friday against the Diamondbacks.

He started just one game since April 14 and has gone hitless in his last eight at-bats (mostly as a pinch-hitter). Hart's defense was rough at first base when he make his lone start, and the team seems to favor Sean Rodriguez's fielding skills at first over Hart's.

Corey Hart 1B/DH PIT 3 months ago

Hart will start in right field and bat fifth Tuesday against the Tigers.

Manager Clint Hurdle is rewarding Hart with his second start of the season after the slugger hit a two-run dinger Monday afternoon. PNC Park features one of the smallest right field areas in the big leagues, making it possible for Hart and his chronic knee pain to play there.