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Hardy inks minor league deal with Twins

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The Minnesota Twins signed a minor-league pact with southpaw Blaine Hardy today, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com. The 32-year-old is also invited to major-league spring training, has a June opt-out date, and also can request release or be put on the big-league roster within two days. Hardy has spent his entire major-league career with the rival Detroit Tigers. His 2019 numbers amounted to a 4.47 ERA in 39 games and 44.1 innings out of the bullpen. His other stats are nothing to really write home about besides his K/BB ratio (2.23); he's struck out 29 batters against walking 13 opponents. Hardy will be an interesting player to keep an eye on during spring training as a complimentary lefty out of the bullpen, depending on what magic Wes Johnson can conjure up. Also, apologies for anyone who thought this was about J.J. Hardy