Tigers activate left-hander Hardy from disabled list

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Detroit Tigers activated left-hander Blaine Hardy from the disabled list and designated right-hander Logan Kensing for assignment before Tuesday's game against the Kansas City Royals.

Hardy gives the Tigers three left-handed relievers against the lefty-heavy Royals lineup. He had been out since late in the spring with a shoulder impingement and posted a 3.86 ERA in four rehab outings.

Hardy was among the Tigers' best relievers last season, with a 3.08 ERA in 70 appearances.

Also Tuesday, manager Brad Ausmus said X-rays on Cameron Maybin came back clear after the outfielder was plunked on the wrist Sunday in a minor league game. Maybin has been in the final stages of a rehab assignment after a hairline fracture was discovered in his left wrist.

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