The Sioux City Explorers of the independent American Association announced that left-hander Blaine Hardy has signed a one-year contract. Hardy had just one inning of big league work last season, allowing two earned runs in one frame of work for the Brewers last August 3. 2021 was a comeback season...
The Brewers announced they’ve activated reliever Hunter Strickland from the COVID-19 injured list. Left-hander Blaine Hardy, who was selected as a COVID replacement last week, has been removed from the 40-man roster and returned to Triple-A Nashville. Because Hardy came up as a COVID replacement, he didn't have to be...
The Brewers cases are coming back around as players begin recovering from COVID-19. Over the weekend, Christian Yelich returned from the IL as Adrian Houser was placed on it. Today, the Brewers got another player back, as Hunter Strickland was activated from the IL. Strickland had been out since July 31 due to a positive test for COVID-19. However, both he and Jake Cousins were cleared to return earlier today, and Cousins could return tomorrow.
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.
Left-hander Blaine Hardy becomes the latest to enter the Brewers' furiously spinning roster revolving door
ATLANTA – The revolving door leading to the Milwaukee Brewers’ major-league roster already had been spinning often this season, but COVID-19 increased that turnover over the past week. When the Brewers announced Saturday that relievers Hunter Strickland and Jake Cousins had tested positive for the virus, with fellow reliever Jandel...
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.