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Brewers 1B Corey Hart to get second opinion on knee

Brewers slugger Corey Hart will get a second opinion on his injured knee. (Marc Serota/Getty Images) Brewers slugger Corey Hart will get a second opinion on his injured knee. (Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart will not undergo his scheduled right knee surgery today but will instead get a second opinion on his knee, the team announced.

Hart will get a second opinion from Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Colo., according the team's public relations staff.

Hart's experienced swelling in the knee during the offseason, and an MRI revealed a torn meniscus and other damage. He had surgery on the same knee last spring to repair cartilage damage.

It was previously reported that Hart would need surgery and would miss three to four months. Mat Gamel is the prime candidate to open the season as the starting first baseman if Hart is not available.

Hart, a two-time All-Star, hit .270 with 30 homers and 83 RBIs last season and is entering the final year of his contract.

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