Brewers' Hart wins hearing, to make $4.8 million

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Corey Hart has won his arbitration hearing and will make $4.8 million this season, a three-member panel decided on Friday.

The Brewers had offered the 27-year-old $4.15 million for the season, Major League Baseball reported on its website (

Hart made $3.25 million in 2009. He batted .260 with 12 home runs in a season interrupted by an emergency appendectomy that sidelined him for more than a month.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Alison Wildey)