Hardy was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Monday. Hardy was in the majors just over a week and surrendered three runs (two earned) in one inning during his lone appearance. The left-hander will return to Nashville, where he has a 3.50 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 43:17 K:BB over 46.1 innings.
Hardy had his contract selected by the Brewers on Sunday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. The left-hander will head to the majors for the first time in 2021 after Hunter Strickland tested positive for COVID-19. Hardy hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2019 and has a 3.50 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 43:17 K:BB across 46.1 innings at Triple-A Nashville this season.
Hardy (elbow) appeared in his first game since February of 2020 on Saturday. Hardy's 2020 season ended before it began when he underwent Tommy John surgery last March, but he was able to make it back to the mound less than a year later. Hardy appeared in 69 games for the Tigers across the 2018 and 2019 seasons and posted a respectable 3.87 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, so he will have a chance to earn a spot in the Brewers' bullpen now that he's back to full health.
Hardy (elbow) signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers which includes an invitation to big-league camp Thursday. Hardy is unlikely to be competing for a job this spring, as he's still working his way back from Tommy John surgery, a procedure he underwent in March of 2020. A typical recovery timeline would see him ready for game action sometime over the summer. The veteran lefty could be a useful bullpen piece for the Brewers, as he owns a 3.73 career ERA, but he's far from a lock heading into his age-34 season and coming off major surgery.
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.