St. Louis Cardinals Hot Stove: The bargain basement of free agents

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Apr 13, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pinch hitter Corey Hart (12) hits a two run home run against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning at PNC Park. The Pirates won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Hart

Do you remember when Corey Hart was good? Not anymore. He’s been constantly injured and has been pretty awful when he has limped onto the field. He also can play first base and bats right handed. Maybe he can get healthy and bring some of his former pop to our bench. Sounds like a pretty good bargain option to me! He’s coming off of a 1 year/$2.5 million contract with the Pirates and will probably have to take less after yet another injury plagued season.

Projected Cost: Minor League contract w/ Spring Training invite-$1M/1 year + incentives to $5M

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