(1090 The Fan) — Designated hitter and first baseman Corey Hart will likely be on a new club in 2015.
Hart, 32, has elected free agency after clearing outright waivers, according to MLB.com’s Greg Johns. Hart was designated for assignment by the Mariners on September 29 to make room for Jesus Montero on the 40-man roster.
After signing a one-year, $6 million deal with Seattle last winter, Hart managed to only appear in 68 games in which he held a line of .203/.271/.319. Prior to the 2014 campaign, the two-time All-Star had a career OPS of .810 in his nine years with the Milwaukee Brewers. As a Mariner he ended the season with a .590 OPS.
Johns reports that Hart is eligible to sign a new deal now instead of waiting until after the World Series for the official onset of free agency.
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