Brewers Give Corey Hart 3-Year Contract Extension

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Corey Hart has had his best season in the big leagues in 2010, and Monday the Milwaukee Brewers rewarded him with a 3-year contract extension.The contract, which will keep Hart in Milwaukee through the 2013 season, is reported by ESPN to be worth $26.5 million.“The Brewers are very excited to have Corey signed for the next three years,” said Melvin. “He is one of our drafted and developed players and with his two-time All-Star performances, Corey deserves this contract that will provide his family security. We appreciate his wanting to remain a Brewer and a part of the Milwaukee community.”Hart, 28, is batting .288 (100-for-347) with 23 home runs and 72 RBI in 92 games this season. He ranks among the National League leaders in slugging percentage (3rd, .565), RBI (T4th), HR (T6th) and extra-base hits (T6th, 47). Earlier this season, Hart became the only player in team history to record two hitting streaks of 20-or-more games (22g from 6/13-7/6, 2007 and 20g from 6/14-7/5, 2010). He was named to his second All-Star Game this season (also 2008) and started in right field.

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