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Greinke, Hart progressing for Brewers

Posted on: April 12, 2011 6:39 pm
By Matt Snyder

Even though the Brewers don't get to play Tuesday -- their game against the Pirates has been rained out -- they still got some good news.

Outfielder Corey Hart, who is working his way back from a strained left oblique, took some hacks in the indoor batting cage and it ready to go on a minor-league rehab assignment. He's targeting a return to the Brewers' lineup in Milwaukee April 22.

Greinke, the big offseason acquisition, is on his way back from broken rib. He was able to throw 25 pitches indoors and seemed to be letting loose a bit.

"He threw the ball well," said manager Ron Roenicke. "He got after it. He's trying to come real fast now. (Trainer) Roger (Caplinger) will have to look at it and determine what's best. "If he's not sore tomorrow, I'll be pretty impressed because he wasn't holding anything back." (Brewers Blog )

Greinke is expected to get back on the hill Friday for another simulated game. If everything goes as planned, he'll be joining the rotation the last week of April.

Since an 0-4 start, the Brewers haven't missed Greinke or Hart much. They've gone 5-1 in the past six games, winning on the strength of power pitching and power hitting. That will only be enhanced when the two join the squad, which sounds like it will be sooner rather than later.

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