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Milwaukee Brewers lost another of their home-grown stars today

Milwaukee Brewers' Hart hits a solo home run against Arizona Diamondbacks during their MLB Divisional League Series playoffs in Phoenix
Milwaukee Brewers' Hart hits a solo home run against Arizona Diamondbacks during their MLB Divisional League Series playoffs in Phoenix

(WNFL) - The Milwaukee Brewers lost another of their home-grown stars today, when first baseman Corey Hart agreed to a contract with the Seattle Mariners.  M-L-B-Dot-Com said Hart turned down a one-year offer from Milwaukee, and took a deal with Seattle that includes more incentives.  Another report said Hart will get a guaranteed five-million dollars in 2014, with incentives that could push his pay up to 13-million.  The 31-year-old Hart was drafted by the Brewers in 2000, when Jack Zduriencik (zer-enn'-sick) was the team's scouting director.  He's now Seattle's general manager.  Hart underwent surgeries this year on both his knees, and missed the entire 2013 season.  Now, the Brewers are working to find another first baseman as Baseball's Winter Meetings begin to wrap up tomorrow.  There's a report that the team has spoken with the agent for Dodgers' first baseman James Loney, and trade talks have reportedly re-opened for the Mets' Ike Davis.  There was also revived talk that the Brewers would seek Miami first baseman Logan Morrison, but he was reported traded to the Mariners soon after the Hart deal came down.  Milwaukee also has minor league first basemen Hunter Morris and Jason Rogers in the hopper.  Hart is a two-time National League All Star who hit 20 homers in five of his last six years before 2013.

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