Rays Interested In Corey Hart
Corey Hart was on MLB XM Radio with Jim Bowden this afternoon and he mentioned the Rays were one of the teams interested in him. The others teams mentioned were the Red Sox, Brewers, and Rockies.
The big question with Hart is his health and although he claims to be 100% he won’t be given a full clean bill of health until December 3rd when he visits his doctors in LA.
Hart missed all of 2013 after having microfracture surgery on his right knee on January 23, 2013. In his 2012 season he posted a slash line of .270/.334/.507 with 30 home runs and 83 RBI. In his career he has started 758 games in the outfield (700 RF) but in 2012 he made 97 starts at first base.
The Rays would most likely view Hart as a first baseman and a middle of the order right handed bat.