Tigers agree to 1-year deal with Hardy, avoiding arbitration


DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a one-year contract with left-hander Blaine Hardy, avoiding arbitration with the 30-year-old reliever.

The Tigers also announced Saturday that they have signed right-handers Kevin Comer and Mark Montgomery, infielder Niko Goodrum and outfielder-first baseman Chad Huffman to minor league contracts for the 2018 season. Those four players also received invites to major league spring training.

Hardy went 1-0 with a 5.94 ERA in 35 games for Detroit in 2017.

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