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Blaine Hardy | Relief Pitcher | #65

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Lewis-Clark State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 22 (0) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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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. May 12 - 9:25 AM

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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.
Apr 18 - 2:31 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.
Apr 14 - 9:11 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.
Apr 11 - 8:40 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.
Apr 3 - 5:06 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.
Mar 25 - 9:28 AM

Tigers recalled LHP Blaine Hardy from Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy will give the Tigers some needed relief depth while Joe Nathan recovers from an elbow strain. Hardy, a 28-year-old lefty, carries no fantasy relevance.
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Tigers optioned LHP Blaine Hardy to Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy posted a 4.32 ERA over 8 1/3 innings this spring. The southpaw held a 2.54 ERA for the Tigers last season but also walked 20 over 39 frames. He'll get another shot in the majors at some point.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 08:59:00 AM

Tigers recalled LHP Blaine Hardy from Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy was optioned to Toledo on Monday, but he never actually left Detroit. The southpaw owns a 2.22 ERA in 24 1/3 innings this season out of the Tigers' bullpen.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Tigers optioned LHP Blaine Hardy to Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy posted a cool 2.22 ERA in 24 1/3 innings out of the Tigers' bullpen, but the righty appeared to be running out of gas near the end of his stretch with the big-league club. He could be back up later this month.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 02:41:00 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of LHP Blaine Hardy from Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy, 27, earned the promotion after posting a 2.68 ERA and 53/13 K/BB ratio over 47 innings while being used as a starter and reliever at Toledo. He'll be a reliever with the big club and will be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 10:16:00 AM

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