Hart's next stop Triple-A as he nears return

Hart's next stop Triple-A as he nears return

WASHINGTON -- Zack Greinke won't be the only Brewers player busy rehabbing on Tuesday. While Greinke pitches for Class A Brevard County, right fielder Corey Hart expects to begin playing for Triple-A Nashville as he continues his comeback from a rib-cage strain.

Hart took batting practice with the Brewers again on Friday at Nationals Park and is scheduled to continue doing so through Monday afternoon in Philadelphia. He'll then catch a late flight to New Orleans, where the Triple-A Sounds begin a four-game series on Tuesday night.

Hart will build up endurance through that series and Nashville's subsequent four-game series at home against Omaha from April 23-26. If all goes well, the Brewers could then decide whether to activate Hart for an April 27 series finale against the Reds or wait until April 29, when they begin a road series in Houston.

"That's kind of the target," Hart said. "It's been a lot longer than I want, but it's still coming. I think a lot of it is to make sure that when I come back, I don't have to be timid. I can just go out there and play every day and not have to worry about it."

Hart is not longer feeling discomfort along his left side, where he strained an oblique muscle in a Feb. 26 outfield drill.