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Blaine Hardy | Relief Pitcher | #36

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 229
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Lewis-Clark State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 22 (0) / KC
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Tigers sent LHP Blaine Hardy outright to Triple-A Toledo.
The move was made to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Hardy will continue to provide bullpen depth in the minors. Mar 25 - 4:18 PM

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Tigers optioned LHP Blaine Hardy to Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy got off to a delayed start this spring because of a scare with his left shoulder. He'll get himself right on the farm and should be back in the Tigers' major league bullpen sometime in April. The 31-year-old southpaw owns a 3.62 ERA in 159 1/3 career innings and has held left-handed hitters to a .231/.297/.356 slash line.
Mar 22 - 8:50 AM

Blaine Hardy (shoulder) worked a scoreless inning in his Grapefruit League debut on Monday.

Hardy came down with some tightness in his left shoulder in late February and has been eased into action to prevent a setback. The 31-year-old left-handed setup man should be ready for the start of the regular season.
Mar 19 - 3:51 PM

Blaine Hardy (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Saturday.

It's a few days ahead of schedule. Hardy came down with some tightness in his left shoulder in late February but has made steady progress since then. He might have a shot to be ready for Opening Day if he can avoid setbacks from here on out.
Mar 9 - 9:22 AM

Blaine Hardy (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session next Tuesday in Tigers camp.

Hardy came down with some tightness in his left shoulder in late February and is easing back into his spring throwing program for fear of making it worse. He still has a chance of being ready for Opening Day, but it's going to be a close call. The 30-year-old southpaw projects to work in a setup role this season for Detroit, as long as he's healthy.
Source: Detroit News
Mar 7 - 8:51 AM

Blaine Hardy (shoulder) played catch Friday.

Assuming he recovers fine, he could throw a bullpen session Saturday. Hardy has been slowed by tightness in his pitching shoulder early on in camp.
Mar 2 - 4:17 PM

An MRI taken Tuesday on Blaine Hardy's sore left shoulder revealed no structural damage.

Hardy was given a cortisone injection and is aiming to make his Grapefruit League debut within the next couple of days. The lefty reliever still has plenty of time to get properly tuned up for the regular season.
Feb 28 - 8:38 AM

Blaine Hardy (shoulder) will be sidelined until at least Friday.

Hardy missed a scheduled Grapefruit League appearance on Saturday due to tightness in his left shoulder and got an anti-inflammatory injection on Tuesday. This will be something to monitor over the next couple of weeks, though it sounds like the Tigers are optimistic that he will ultimately be fine. Hardy projects to work in a left-handed setup role for Detroit in 2018.
Feb 27 - 5:11 PM

Blaine Hardy missed a scheduled outing Saturday due to tightness in his shoulder.

The Tigers said it was a precaution, and this early in camp there's likely nothing to worry about. Hardy is trying to re-establish himself as a valuable piece of the Tigers' bullpen after a rough 2017 season.
Feb 24 - 4:56 PM

Tigers and LHP Blaine Hardy avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. The 30-year-old left-hander struggled in 2017, registering a 5.94 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 28/13 K/BB ratio across 33 1/3 innings. Prior to that though, he had been a dependable left-handed option in the club's bullpen for three seasons.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 10:42:00 AM

Tigers recalled LHP Blaine Hardy from Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy has posted a 6.16 ERA over 22 relief appearances this season with the big club. He'll operate in the middle innings.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 10:11:00 AM

Tigers optioned LHP Blaine Hardy to Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy has posted an ugly 6.16 ERA over 22 relief appearances this season. He's clearing room for the return of Matt Boyd, who will start Tuesday.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 12:04:00 AM

Tigers recalled LHP Blaine Hardy from Triple-A Toledo.

Hardy has registered a disappointing 4.15 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, and 13/6 K/BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings this season out of the Tigers' bullpen. He'll be available for Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Giants.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 09:44:00 AM

Tigers optioned LHP Blaine Hardy to Triple-A Toledo.

The move clears a 25-man roster spot for Buck Farmer, who will be called up to start Wednesday against the Angels. Hardy has a 4.15 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 17 1/3 innings this season out of the Tigers' bullpen.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 10:49:00 PM

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.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 06:40:00 PM