Manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday that Hardy and Alex Wilson would be his primary options in closing situations, MLive.com's Chris Iott reports. "I'll probably use (Alex) Wilson at the back end, maybe (Blaine) Hardy at the back end if there are lefties," Ausmus said.
Manager Brad Ausmus clarified Saturday night that Wilson and Blaine Hardy are the top candidates to close for the Tigers, MLive.com's Chris Iott reports. "I'll probably use Wilson at the back end, maybe Hardy at the back end if there are lefties," Ausmus said.
Hoyer took the first snap of Houston's training camp with the first-team offense, but head coach Bill O'Brien quickly advised not to read too much into that, the Houston Chronicle reports. "Everybody's repping with everybody else," O'Brien said. "It's just about giving everybody reps, getting everybody on film."
Johnson is currently locked into the starting rotation, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN reports. "I doubt Joe will be coming off the bench this year," coach Lionel Hollins said. "I don't think we have anybody to put Joe in a position where he'll have to come off the bench. But if that should happen, we'll talk about it and deal with it, but I envision him being a starter."