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J.J. Hardy | Shortstop | #2

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 2 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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J.J. Hardy got an injection in his back Thursday.
But manager Buck Showalter said the shot had been scheduled all along. Hardy underwent an MRI and CT scan on his back last week and both came up clean. He is aiming to resume baseball activities around March 1 and could begin playing in Grapefruit League games by March 10. Feb 23 - 1:06 PM

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter told reporters on Saturday that J.J. Hardy's MRI resuts came back clean.

Hardy underwent an MRI and a CT scan on Friday, but it looks as though everything came back without issue. Hardy is expected to be cleared for baseball activities around March 1 and could play in games by March 10.
Feb 18 - 1:44 PM

J.J. Hardy underwent an MRI on his lower back on Thursday and a CT scan on Friday.

Initial reports traced Hardy's absence from Friday's first full-squad workout due to illness, but he's apparently dealing with something more substantial. The results of the tests aren't in yet, so more will obviously be known about the shortstop's status once they're revealed. Hardy said Friday that, ideally, he'll be ready to resume baseball activities on March 1.
Feb 17 - 12:34 PM

J.J. Hardy was held out of the Orioles' first full-squad workout on Friday due to illness.

It's no big deal. Hardy should be back in action in a day or two.
Feb 17 - 11:20 AM

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and two runs scored Tuesday against the Rays.

Hardy plated two with a bases-loaded double in the Orioles' six-run fourth inning. It's been another disappointing year for the 34-year-old, who has been limited to 91 games due to a left foot fracture. Hardy is hitting .258/.298/.403 with eight homers, 36 RBI and 34 runs scored in those 91 games.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 10:56:00 PM

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in Monday’s loss to the Blue Jays.

His third-inning blast off Marco Estrada was the only offense of the night for Baltimore. This was Hardy’s first multi-hit game since August 18. The 34-year-old is batting just .264/.302/.411 with eight homers and 34 RBI through 84 games this season, but he has at least shown some more pop over the past month and a half.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 09:44:00 PM

J.J. Hardy finished 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored as part of the Orioles' 13-5 beatdown of the Astros on Thursday.

Hardy had Astros starter Joe Musgrove's number, hitting a two-run bomb in the fourth inning before connecting for a solo shot in the sixth. The shortstop now has seven homers in 73 games this year, a year that saw him miss six weeks with a fractured left foot. When in the lineup he's been slightly better than his career numbers, hitting .278/.313/.430 overall.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 11:03:00 PM

J.J. Hardy is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a simple day off. Ryan Flaherty is at shortstop.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 11:37:00 AM

J.J. Hardy finished the game 2-for-4 in a loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.

Hardy spent six weeks on the DL in May and June and hasn't done much since his return. He is batting an empty .264 with four home runs and 20 RBI on the season. His days as a good fantasy shortstop option are in the rear-view mirror and fading fast.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 10:28:00 PM

J.J. Hardy hit a two-run home run, and the Orioles held on for a 2-1 win over the Rays on Saturday.

Hardy has homered in two of his last three games and has four homers in 44 games overall. The shortstop has a nine-game hitting streak as well. Hardy, who missed time earlier this year with a fractured left foot, is batting .262/.293/.415 overall.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 10:41:00 PM

J.J. Hardy doubled twice and knocked in a pair of runs Monday against the Dodgers.

Both doubles came off Julio Urias. Hardy continues to have big OBP problems that limits his value to the Orioles (he's at .280 right now), but at least he has collected 12 doubles in 141 at-bats.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 01:49:00 AM

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with a double against the Rangers on Monday.

The Orioles got so little out of their third basemen while Hardy was out that there's no real argument for leaving Manny Machado at shortstop now, even though he did quite well there defensively. And, fortunately, Hardy hasn't been quite the disaster offensively this year that he was in 2015; he's hitting .247 with two homers and nine doubles in 89 at-bats. Last year, he had 22 extra-base hits in 411 at-bats.
Mon, Jun 20, 2016 11:54:00 PM

Orioles activated SS J.J. Hardy from the 15-day disabled list.

The hard-hitting shortstop has been on the shelf for the past six weeks due to a fractured left foot. He's right back in the starting lineup and batting eighth against R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 12:46:00 PM

J.J. Hardy (foot) is likely to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday or Sunday.

Hardy worked out on the field Friday and is feeling good, but it's possible the Orioles will give him one more rehab game. The shortstop has been out of commission for the last six weeks with a fractured left foot.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 04:37:00 PM

J.J. Hardy (foot) said that he does not feel discomfort in the bone of the left foot he fractured, only in the surrounding muscle.

Hardy is currently out on a rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie. He fractured his left foot at the beginning of May and has been out of action ever since. Given that he was in a walking boot for five weeks, the current discomfort in his muscles shouldn't come as a huge surprise. While he is close to a return, he said that he still doesn't feel 100% when running the bases. It is possible his rehab assignment extends a bit longer than the minimum three days that had been expected.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 09:26:00 PM

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