Blaine Hardy spent the previous six seasons with the Tigers. David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Southpaw Blaine Hardy, who was in camp with the Twins on a minor league deal, will now be sidelined until 2021. He underwent Tommy John surgery last Friday, according to Phil Miller of the Star Tribune.

The 33-year-old Hardy has thrown plenty of innings against the Twins over his six seasons with the Tigers. His tenure in Detroit wrapped up after 289 2/3 innings of 3.73 ERA ball.

While he has turned in solid overall results over the years, Hardy has had some ups and downs and never really wowed with the peripherals. All told, he has averaged 7.1 K/9, 3.2 BB/9 and a 43.1 percent ground-ball rate.

Hardy managed to get outs despite averaging less than 90 mph with his heater. Perhaps the Twins had extra ideas for how to maximize Hardy’s typical four-pitch mix. He’ll now have to mount a comeback next spring.

This article first appeared on MLB Trade Rumors and was syndicated with permission.



The Morning Bark Newsletter. Emailed daily.

You'll receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams.

Emailed daily. Always FREE!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Can you name every member of the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame?
SCORE:
0/33
TIME:
5:00
1B - 2000
Harmon Killebrew
2B - 2000
Rod Carew
OF - 2000
Tony Oliva
1B - 2000
Kent Hrbek
CF - 2000
Kirby Puckett
Owner 2000
Calvin Griffith
Broadcaster 2001
Herb Carneal
P - 20001
Jim Kaat
P - 2002
Bert Blyleven
Manager 2002
Tom Kelly
OF - 2003
Bob Allison
Announcer 2003
Bob Casey
C - 2004
Earl Battey
P - 2005
Frank Viola
Owner 2005
Carl Pohlad
SS - 2006
Zoilo Versalles
3B - 2007
Gary Gaetti
Minor League 2007
Jim Rantz
P - 2008
Rick Aguilera
P - 2009
Brad Radke
Executive 2009
George Brophy
SS - 2010
Greg Gagne
P - 2011
Jim Perry
P - 2012
Camilo Pascual
P - 2013
Eddie Guardado
Media Dir. 2013
Tom Mee
Broadcaster 2016
John Gordon
CF/RF - 2016
Torii Hunter
RF - 2017
Michael Cuddyer
GM - 2017
Andy MacPhail
P - 2018
Johan Santana
P - 2019
Joe Nathan
President - 2019
Jerry Bell

Customize Your Newsletter

+

Get the latest news and rumors, customized to your favorite sports and teams. Emailed daily. Always free!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.