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J.J. Hardy | Shortstop

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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J.J. Hardy hit a go-ahead RBI single in the 12th inning as the Orioles outlasted the Red Sox 7-6 on Sunday.
The run batted in was Hardy's third RBI on the day, as he also had a two-run single in the seventh inning. The three-RBI day matched his RBI total for the previous 13 games, as he's got just 25 in what's been a down year, power-wise. Still, he's hitting .290 in a small attempt to redeem some fantasy value. Jul 6 - 9:20 PM

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J.J. Hardy went 2-for-3 with his second homer of the year and a walk Monday versus the Rangers.

After going over 2 1/2 months without one, Hardy has managed a couple of homers in his last 10 games. The bombs should keep coming, but odds are that his .294 average will continue to drift closer to his career .262 mark.
Jun 30 - 10:14 PM

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI in a win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Hardy came up with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and cleared the bases with a double, his 17th double of the season. It's been a strange year for the shortstop, who is batting .295 but only recently hit his first home run of the year. That powerless trend shouldn't continue, and if he can keep his average up he should provide nice value in the season's second half.
Jun 22 - 6:28 PM

J.J. Hardy hit his first home run of the season Saturday against the Yankees.

Hardy went 2-for-4 on the day. His eighth-inning solo blast snapped a homerless streak of 339 at-bats dating back to September 5, 2013. It was a bizarre drought for someone who had at least 22 home runs per season from 2011-2013. We're expecting more power moving forward.
Jun 21 - 4:16 PM

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a double in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

Hardy has shown some signs of life in recent days, hitting .348 (8-for-23) with three RBI over his last seven games. The 31-year-old is still looking for his first home run.
May 3 - 5:27 PM

J.J. Hardy is back in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.

It's his first start since he suffered a right hamstring strain on Sunday night. Hardy returns to a .256/.267/.302 batting line with no homers and four RBI. The O's are also getting catcher Matt Wieters (forearm) back in the lineup after he missed Tuesday's game.
Apr 23 - 3:24 PM

J.J. Hardy (hamstring) is out of the Orioles' starting lineup again on Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Hardy suffered a mild strain of his right hamstring on Sunday night. He is aiming to return Wednesday.
Apr 22 - 4:21 PM

J.J. Hardy (hamstring) is not in the Orioles' starting lineup on Monday against the Red Sox.

Hardy suffered a mild strain of his right hamstring in Sunday night's game at Fenway Park and will sit out of Monday's early Patriots' Day tilt. The Orioles believe he will avoid a trip to the 15-day disabled list. The full Baltimore lineup for Monday: DH Nick Markakis, RF Nelson Cruz, 1B Chris Davis, CF Adam Jones, C Steve Clevenger, 3B Jonathan Schoop, SS Ryan Flaherty, 2B Steve Lombardozzi, LF David Lough. Wei-Yin Chen is the starting pitcher.
Apr 21 - 9:29 AM

J.J. Hardy was removed from Sunday night's game against the Red Sox due to a strained right hamstring.

He grabbed at the back of the hamstring while running to first base. He's being considered day-to-day and shouldn't require a trip to the disabled list.
Apr 20 - 10:00 PM

J.J. Hardy (back) has returned to the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday.

Hardy was forced to miss six of the last seven games due to the back ailment, but has reported significant improvement the past few days. He's 5-for-15 (.333) with no extra-base hits in the four games he's played thus far.
Apr 12 - 3:04 PM

J.J. Hardy (back) expects to be back in the Orioles' lineup Saturday.

Hardy isn't starting Friday for the sixth time in the last seven games, but he took some grounders pre-game and is slated to take batting practice, as well. As long as he doesn't have a setback, he should be back in there against Drew Hutchison and the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Apr 11 - 3:41 PM

J.J. Hardy (back) remained out of the Orioles' lineup Friday.

Hardy had been hoping to return Friday, but he's now missed six of the last seven games (with an off day mixed in) due to stiffness in his back. There's been no indication that a trip to the disabled list is a possibility, but obviously Hardy will have to show some improvement soon.
Apr 11 - 3:13 PM

J.J. Hardy (back) is out of the Orioles' starting lineup again on Wednesday against the Yankees.

Hardy has now missed four straight games with stiffness in his back. He is aiming to return to action Friday, after Thursday's scheduled team off day. Ryan Flaherty will start at shortstop and Steve Lombardozzi will play second base Wednesday night against the Yanks.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that J.J. Hardy (back) could be an option off the bench Tuesday.

Hardy is out of the lineup for a third straight day with back stiffness, but he's feeling a lot better. Look for him to return to the lineup Wednesday.
Apr 8 - 11:51 AM

J.J. Hardy (back) is out of the Orioles' lineup again Tuesday against the Yankees.

Hardy is currently dealing with back stiffness and this is the third straight game he has missed. Ryan Flaherty will fill in at shortstop once again.
Apr 8 - 10:14 AM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Nick Hundley
3Caleb Joseph
4Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Ubaldo Jimenez
3Wei-Yin Chen
4Kevin Gausman
5Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Ryan Webb
6T.J. McFarland
7Brad Brach
8Preston Guilmet