Right fielder Corey Hart will miss the Brewers’ Cactus League openers Monday while a doctor determines whether his sore left side is anything to worry about.
Hart tweaked a muscle along his rib cage in a throwing drill on Saturday, and planned to take Sunday off before a visit Monday morning with one of the team’s physicians. Hart wasn’t listed in either of the lineups for split-squad games against the Giants and Cubs on Monday.
“It’s just a precaution kind of thing,” Hart said. “There’s no bruise or anything. I just slipped when I was making a throw — my foot kind of gave and I still threw it. It was more panic than anything.”
He’s been lucky to avoid oblique injuries in his career, but has seen how that can linger.
“I don’t want to mess with anything and all of a sudden you’re out a week or a month,” Hart said. “I got nervous and came in [to the training room]. I’m just going to hang out for a few days.”