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Monday, May 19, 2014

Mariners' Corey Hart leaves Sunday's game with left hamstring injury


By on 5/19/2014 11:15:00 AM

The Seattle Mariners pulled to within a game of .500 at 21-22 following a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. The Mariners didn't come out of the game unscathed, as Corey Hart had to leave in the fourth inning with a strained left hamstring following a steal of second base. 


As reported by Greg Johns of MLB.com, Hart started to pull up as he neared the bag and slid awkwardly.  He stood up and immediately signaled to the dugout for the trainer. He left the game and was replaced by Stefen Romero.
"Right when I got ready to slide, I felt it. My momentum carried me there, but I kind of knew my game was over. I've never had leg cramps or pulled a leg muscle, so I'm not really sure what it is. But I'll get it checked out just to make sure. Hopefully it's just a little strain and isn't anything too big. Other than knees, I've never had leg problems. It can't be worse than I've had before. I don't want anything long term, so hopefully it's just a nuisance."
Johns also tweeted the following on Hart's status.
Hart is batting .209 with five home runs and 17 RBI this season. He missed all of last year after having microfracture surgeries on both knees. Hart batted .270 with 30 home runs and 83 RBI in 2012.  In his 10th Major League season, Hart has a career batting average of .273 with 159 home runs and 525 RBI.









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