Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Blaine Hardy will miss the upcoming season after undergoing Tommy John ligament replacement surgery. Hardy spent six seasons with Detroit. He was hindered by injuries last year, and was released in October. He had been trying to catch on with the Minnesota Twins.
Baseball team owners and the players union have agreed on a number of adjustments to the 2020 season. While no decision can yet be made as to when the season will begin, the prospect of extending it next fall will include the potential of holding playoff games at neutral, warm-weather sites. All transactions are frozen as of yesterday. Injured players will receive service time credit for canceled games. Active players will receive prorated service time. The June 10th MLB draft can be delayed, but no later than July 20th. It can be reduced to as many as five rounds, at the discretion of team owners. The international signing period can also be delayed until early next year.
The Detroit Lions have agreed to contracts with linebackers Elijah Lee and Reggie Ragland. Lee is coming off three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He started one game last year. Ragland started 32 games over the past three campaigns with the Kansas City Chiefs.