Reports: Corey Hart to leave Brewers
Corey Hart. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A report Wednesday says that Brewers first baseman and outfielder Corey Hart is heading west.
According to CBS reporter Jon Heyman:
corey hart is headed for #mariners, according to sources. 1 year deal. will likely bat behind cano.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 11, 2013
FOX's Ken Rosenthal divulged the numbers he's making:
Hart was reportedly making more than $10 million with the Brewers in 2013. He would have taken a pay cut this upcoming year, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel.
This should make it more clear why Corey Hart took Seattle's offer of $6 M salary and $7 M incentives. #Brewers offered $4 M and $2.5 M.— Tom (@Haudricourt) December 11, 2013
Haudricourt revealed more from Hart on why he took the deal.
Corey Hart on taking Seattle deal: "I can't get into specifics right now. But this was a family decision based on a lot of factors." MORE— Tom (@Haudricourt) December 11, 2013
More Hart: "The Mariners showed they were sincerely interested in me and made a strong push. No hard feelings toward Brewers." MORE— Tom (@Haudricourt) December 11, 2013
More Hart: "This was just the best thing to do for me and my family."— Tom (@Haudricourt) December 11, 2013
Hart hit .276 with 154 home runs and 508 RBI in nine seasons in Milwaukee.