Hart leaves with wrist injury, X-rays negative
MILWAUKEE — Corey Hart’s trade value may have taken a hit on Friday when the Brewers right fielder injured his right wrist attempting to catch a fly ball in the third inning.
As Nationals second baseman Cristian Guzman drove a ball deep to right, Hart tracked it toward the right field line and crashed into the wall as he attempted to catch the eventual foul ball.
Hart stayed in the game and finished out the top half of the inning, but was removed in favor of veteran outfielder Jim Edmonds, who pinch-hit for Hart in the third.
Brewers officials confirmed that Hart underwent X-rays on his right wrist after leaving the game, which came up negative. Hart will have an MRI on his wrist Saturday.
With Hart being the subject of a number of trade rumors this month, the wrist injury could not have come at a more inconvenient time for the club.
Obviously, any injury or significant time missed by Hart complicates any trade discussions involving Hart.
Jordan Schelling is an associate reporter for MLB.com.