Detroit Tigers left-handed reliever Blaine Hardy is still waiting to make his Grapefruit League debut.

And the clock is ticking.

Hardy, out since a shoulder impingement flared up early in camp, hopes to be throwing again soon. But he also knows that rushing his comeback would be counterproductive.

"I'd love to be pitching tomorrow, but it's not in the cards. It wouldn't be smart," he said.