|Gamel gets shot at first base with Hart out|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 01 February 2013 11:41|
Gamel would have rather earned his spot in the lineup but he's ready to prove his value.
In a role reversal from 2012 when Gamel tore a knee ligament after just 21 games and Hart moved to first base from right field, Gamel should open the season at first to fill in for Hart.
Hart told The Associated Press by text message on Friday surgery went so well he's already begun rehabilitation. He says he's going to have an MRI in three weeks and if all is well it's ``realistic'' he could be ready to play by the end of April, nearly a month ahead of what was projected.