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Blaine Hardy | Relief Pitcher | #36

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Lewis-Clark State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 22 (0) / KC
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Tigers recalled LHP Blaine Hardy from Triple-A Toledo.
Warwick Saupold was sent down to make room for him. Hardy made one appearance for Detroit earlier this year, throwing a scoreless inning against the White Sox on April 6. He'll function as a lefty specialist out of the Tigers' pen. Apr 20 - 6:40 PM

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Tigers optioned LHP Blaine Hardy to Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy was only with the club for two days as an extra bullpen arm while Kyle Ryan was away on paternity leave. He'll likely bounce back and forth between Toledo and the big league club several times this season.
Apr 8 - 9:57 AM

Tigers recalled LHP Blaine Hardy from Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy just missed out on an Opening Day roster spot but receives an early promotion with Kyle Ryan going on paternity leave. The southpaw just be sent back down in a few days.
Apr 6 - 8:31 AM

Tigers optioned LHP Blaine Hardy to Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy had a pretty good spring with a 3.97 ERA and 14/2 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings, but it wasn't enough to win a spot on the Opening Day roster. The 30-year-old appeared in 21 games with the Tigers last season and should get another shot at some point this year.
Mar 29 - 10:52 AM

Tigers recalled LHP Blaine Hardy from Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy has posted a 4.96 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 15 appearances with the Tigers this year. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 02:59:00 PM

Tigers optioned LHP Blaine Hardy to Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy had allowed seven earned runs over his last five innings out of the Detroit bullpen. The left-hander owns a 4.96 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 15 appearances this year.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Tigers recalled LHP Blaine Hardy from Triple-A Toledo.

Kyle Ryan was sent down in the corresponding move. Hardy hasn't had much success in the big leagues this year (5.84 ERA in 13 outings) but he's done a great job for the Mud Hens with a 1.65 ERA over 28 appearances. The 29-year-old will be tasked with getting out left-handers.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 09:30:00 PM

Tigers optioned LHP Blaine Hardy to Triple-A Toledo.

Detroit will add a fresh bullpen arm Sunday. Hardy allowed one of the Royals' 15 runs on Saturday night and holds a 5.84 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 12 1/3 innings this year.
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 11:52:00 PM

Tigers recalled LHP Blaine Hardy from Triple-A Toledo.

The Tigers are swapping one left-handed reliever for another with Hardy coming to Detroit and Kyle Ryan heading down to Toledo. Hardy posted a 2.45 ERA in six games for the Tigers earlier this season.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 11:36:00 PM

Tigers optioned LHP Blaine Hardy to Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy hadn't appeared in a game for the Tigers since May 5 despite posting a sharp 2.45 ERA and 1.09 WHIP over his first 7 1/3 innings coming off the disabled list. Maybe the Tigers don't fully trust his arm strength yet. Steven Moya got the call in a corresponding move.
Thu, May 12, 2016 09:25:00 AM

Tigers activated LHP Blaine Hardy from the 15-day disabled list.

Hardy will be available out of the Detroit bullpen for Tuesday night's series opener against the Royals after missing the first two weeks of the season with a shoulder impingement. The left-hander looked sharp on his minor league rehab assignment after a rough spring. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 02:31:00 PM

Blaine Hardy (shoulder) will shift his minor league rehab assignment to Triple-A Toledo.

The left-hander struck out six batters over three innings (two appearances) with High-A Lakeland. Hardy is aiming to join the Tigers' bullpen by early next week.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 09:11:00 AM

Blaine Hardy (shoulder) threw a scoreless rehab inning Saturday with High-A Lakeland.

Hardy struck out two of the four batters he faced and said afterward that his arm felt "great." The left-hander was placed on the disabled list at the end of spring training -- retroactive to March 25 -- with a shoulder impingement. He could be ready in a week or two.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 08:40:00 AM

Tigers placed LHP Blaine Hardy on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with a left shoulder impingement.

Hardy struggled mightily in Grapefruit League play, registering an 11.81 ERA over six appearances before getting shut down. The left-hander is expected to be ready to join the Tigers' bullpen at some point in April, but there is no exact timetable at the moment.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 05:06:00 PM

Blaine Hardy will be shut down through the weekend due to a left shoulder impingement.

It's unclear how long he's been dealing with the ailment, but it's worth noting that Hardy holds an 11.81 ERA over six appearances this spring. He'll be re-evaluated early next week.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 09:28:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
3John Hicks
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Nicholas Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Andrew Romine
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Tyler Collins
3Jim Adduci
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Daniel Norris
5Matt Boyd
6Buck Farmer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Justin Wilson
2Francisco Rodriguez
3Shane Greene
4Alex Wilson
5Chad Bell
6Daniel Stumpf
7Blaine Hardy
8Warwick Saupold