The Tigers recalled Hardy from Triple-A Toledo on Friday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Though he's been more than useful with a 3.10 ERA for the Mud Hens, the southpaw holds a 6.05 ERA in 19.1 major-league innings. Hardy will work in low-leverage situations.
Hardy was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Monday. Matt Boyd is slated to be recalled from Triple-A ahead of his Tuesday spot start, so Hardy was sent to the minors in order to open up a roster spot. The 30-year-old has posted a 6.16 ERA over 19 innings of relief with the big-league club this season.
Hardy was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Thursday. Hardy has been back and forth between Toledo and Detroit all year, posting a 4.15 ERA across 20 appearances (17.1 innings) with the parent club. He'll be back once again to provide bullpen help prior to the upcoming All-Star break, giving manager Brad Ausmus another lefty arm to use in relief.
Hardy was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday. Hardy has made 19 relief appearances for the Tigers in 2017, posting a 3.78 ERA (5.51 FIP) over 16.2 total innings. He'll be optioned to Triple-A in order to make room on the roster for Wednesday's starter Buck Farmer. It's possible that Hardy will return the majors following Wednesday's contest.
Hardy has been roughed up in his last four appearances, giving up five runs in 3.1 innings. Although only three of those runs were earned, the run total has signaled a rough patch for the Detroit reliever. Before these last four games, Hardy had only given up one run and eight hits in 10 innings pitched. During this skid, however, he's given up seven hits, two of which were long balls, inflating his WHIP from 1.00 to 1.35.