Corey HartMajor League Baseball players took a 1-0 lead in salary arbitration after Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Corey Hart won his case today.  The Brewers must pay Hart $4.8-million for the upcoming 2010 season.

The Brewers had filed a $4.15-million figure and the two sides couldn’t ready any middle ground before Thursday’s hearing in Florida.

Hart made $3.25-million in 2009, a season that was interrupted by an emergency appendectomy on Aug. 2 that forced Hart to the disabled list for more than a month.

Hart finished the 2009 season hitting .260 with 12 home runs, 48 RBI’s and 11 stolen bases. 

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