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J.J. Hardy | Shortstop

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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J.J. Hardy hit a solo home run in a 1-for-3 effort as the Orioles shut the Braves out 2-0 on Wednesday.
Hardy's homer provided some insurance, pushing the Orioles' lead to 2-0 in the fourth inning against Michael Foltynewicz. The shortstop has yet to gather momentum at the plate, hitting .240/.271/.354 with seven home runs and 29 RBI on the year. Jul 29 - 10:18 PM

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J.J. Hardy went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Yankees.

Hardy teed off on Yankee starter Masahiro Tanaka in the eighth inning, launching a 420-foot solo bomb to left-center. Unfortunately for the O's, the Yankees held a 9-1 lead at the time, so it had no effect on the final outcome. The homer was his sixth of the season. Once one of the premier power threats at shortstop, injuries and the ravages of time have worn down Hardy's overall numbers. He's currently slashing just .233/.268/.345 across 232 at-bats.
Jul 23 - 4:04 PM

J.J. Hardy hit a two-run home run in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

Hardy hit the two-run shot off Kyle Gibson in the fifth inning. The homer was his fifth of the season, giving him 22 RBI. There haven't been many highlights in the first half for the 32-year-old, who's hitting .232/.263/.338 in 55 games.
Jul 7 - 11:45 PM

J.J. Hardy went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, which proved to be the difference as the Orioles topped the Rangers on Wednesday.

Hardy slugged a two-run home run in the seventh inning off of Nick Martinez to break a 2-2 tie. It wound up being the game-winning hit. The shortstop had a strong month of June and appears to be carrying it into July. He's hitting .250/.280/.352 with four home runs and 20 RBI since making his season debut on May 7.
Jul 1 - 9:33 PM

J.J. Hardy homered and drove home a pair of runs on Friday as the Orioles outlasted the Indians 4-3.

Hardy got the O's on the board with a solo homer off Indians starter Corey Kluber in the third inning, tying the game at 1-1. He added a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to bring the game even again at 2-2. Hardy's bat has perked up in June, but is still slashing a disappointing .248/.263/.335 with three homers and 18 RBI on the season.
Jun 26 - 11:39 PM

J.J. Hardy finished Thursday's loss to the Phillies 2-for-4 with a double.

The two hits helped push his hitting streak to 11 games. He has also recorded multi-hit efforts in each of the last three games. While Hardy's hitting great in the month of June (.341/.362/.386), the power simply hasn't been there in either of the last two years. The recent hot streak is certainly a good sign, though, and it's possible that the power will come along naturally now that he's seeing the ball well.
Jun 18 - 3:59 PM

J.J. Hardy extended his hitting streak to nine games, going 3-for-4 in Tuesday's win against the Phillies.

Hardy knocked in the second of the Orioles' six first-inning runs with a single. He'd later score on another single. As the O's continued to tack on runs, Hardy scored his team's 16th run, coming home on a Manny Machado single. Despite the hitting streak, Hardy is batting a meager .234/.256/.306 with two home runs and 12 RBI this season.
Jun 16 - 11:13 PM

J.J. Hardy (side) is back in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

Hardy tweaked his left side recently, an ailment that's kept him out of the lineup since Sunday. He's feeling much better, though, and ready to give it a go. The shortstop is batting just .190/.209/.274 over 24 games this season.
Jun 5 - 3:34 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday that J.J. Hardy (side) could return to action Friday.

Hardy made it through a pregame batting practice session Thursday and tried to talk his way into the starting lineup, but Showalter wanted to give him another day of rest. This will be the fourth straight absence for Hardy, who was experiencing some discomfort in his left side. Everth Cabrera is starting at shortstop on Thursday afternoon against the Astros.
Jun 4 - 12:44 PM

J.J. Hardy (side) is out of the Orioles' lineup for a third straight game on Wednesday night.

An MRI taken Tuesday on Hardy's sore left side ruled out an oblique strain, but the O's are going to give him at least one more day of rest. Ryan Flaherty is starting at shortstop Wednesday night against the Astros.
Jun 3 - 5:02 PM

An MRI on J.J. Hardy's left side came back negative.

The worry was that he might have a strained oblique, but that's not the case. Hardy is considered day-to-day for the time being.
Jun 2 - 11:10 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that J.J. Hardy is getting an MRI on his left oblique.

It sounds like Hardy may have a strained oblique, which would put him back on the disabled list. The 32-year-old has played in only 23 games this season for Baltimore. Ryan Flaherty is at shortstop on Tuesday night.
Jun 2 - 4:29 PM

J.J. Hardy is not in Monday's lineup due to soreness in his left side.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter didn't want to say Hardy is dealing with a strained oblique, but that's almost surely what it is. If that's the case, it certainly could lead to another trip to the disabled list for the shortstop. Hardy has been limited to just 23 games this season due to injury.
Jun 1 - 6:38 PM

J.J. Hardy is absent from the Orioles' lineup Monday.

It appears to simply be a day of rest. Everth Cabrera is at shortstop with Hardy riding the pine.
Jun 1 - 5:30 PM

J.J. Hardy (back) is in the Orioles' lineup Tuesday against the Astros.

Hardy had to make an early exit Monday due to back tightness, but he downplayed the situation after the game and didn't expect to miss any time. Sure enough, he's right back in there Tuesday, hitting seventh against Scott Feldman.
May 26 - 2:57 PM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Parmelee
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2David Lough
RF1Chris Davis
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brian Matusz
4Brad Brach
5Chaz Roe
6Jason Garcia
7Mychal Givens
8Mike Wright