Hardy underwent Tommy John surgery last week, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports. Hardy dealt with elbow issues last season and received platelet-rich plasma injection in August. That procedure evidently didn't have the desired results, so he elected to go under the knife. He likely won't be back in game action until the middle of the 2021 campaign.
Hardy (elbow) threw a scoreless inning with a strikeout in Friday's exhibition game against the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Hardy received a platelet-rich plasma injection to his left elbow in mid-August and missed the final two months of last season. It looks like he's fully healthy as spring training begins. The non-roster invitee to camp faces an uphill battle to win a spot in Minnesota's bullpen.
Hardy (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Tuesday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Hardy will receive an invitation to major-league spring training as part of the deal. He spent most of the 2019 campaign in the majors with the Tigers, posting a mediocre 4.47 ERA in 44.1 innings while striking out just 29 batters. He required a PRP injection in his left arm in mid-August and was shut down for the year.
Hardy (elbow) was placed on outright waivers Tuesday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Hardy received a platelet-rich plasma injection to his left elbow in mid-August and missed the final two months of the season, and it now looks as though his time with the Tigers may be over. The 32-year-old wasn't expected to be tendered a contract by the Tigers in arbitration and will hit free agency if he goes unclaimed on waivers. Hardy had a 4.47 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 29:13 K:BB over 44.1 innings during 2019.
Hardy announced Tuesday via his personal Twitter account that he underwent a successful procedure on his left elbow. According to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, Hardy didn't require Tommy John surgery to address his lingering elbow injury but instead received a platelet-rich plasma injection from Dr. James Andrews. Hardy's season is now over as a result of the injection, but he's expected to have a rather normal offseason. The southpaw will be re-evaluated by Andrews in six weeks and could be cleared to resume working out if his elbow heals as anticipated.
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