Saturday, November 25, 2017

MLB news: Tigers, Hardy avoid arbitration

         The Detroit Tigers have signed LHP Blaine Hardy to a one year deal, avoiding arbitration. The financial details have not been announced.

         Hardy is one of the few left-handed relievers (full-time relievers that is, since Matt Boyd is also a starter) on the Tigers 40-man roster, even though they just added to that with the signing of Ryan Carpenter. His 2017 wasn't pretty, but he'll look to rebound in 2018. He's been pretty good in his career except in 2017. A one year deal isn't bad for anyone.

       Hardy, 30, had a 5.94 ERA, a WHIP of 1.77 and 28 strikeouts in 33.1 innings in 2017. In his four year MLB career, all in Detroit, Hardy has an ERA of  3.62, a 1.46 WHIP and 134 strikeouts in 159.1 innings.

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