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J.J. Hardy | Shortstop | #2

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 2 (0) / MLW
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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. Jun 20 - 11:54 PM

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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.
Jun 18 - 12:46 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.
Jun 17 - 4:37 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.
Jun 15 - 9:26 PM

J.J. Hardy (foot) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Bowie.

Hardy is expected to play in the minors for a minimum of three days. The veteran shortstop has been sidelined since the beginning of May with a left foot fracture.
Jun 13 - 4:56 PM

J.J. Hardy (foot) could begin a rehab assignment in the next few days.

Hardy has been working out at the Orioles' spring training complex and appears to have turned the corner. He shouldn't need a ton of rehab at-bats before being activated.
Jun 12 - 12:05 PM

J.J. Hardy (foot) fielded 25 grounders Monday at the Orioles' complex in Sarasota, Florida.

Hardy has also been doing dry swing and tee work as he begins to ramp things up from a fractured foot. He's making some progress, but there's still no clear timetable for his return.
Jun 6 - 4:32 PM

J.J. Hardy (foot) has begun throwing from 90 feet.

It's a nice step, although there remains no timetable for his return from a fractured foot. Hardy has been on the shelf for just over a month.
Jun 5 - 12:01 PM

The Orioles were encouraged by the results of J.J. Hardy's CT scan.

Hardy left foot seems to be healing well. He's no longer in a walking boot and is close to resuming baseball activities. Hardy will probably need a lengthy rehab assignment to get back up to speed after missing so much time. Manny Machado has done a magnificent job filling in at shortstop. He'll move back to third base when Hardy is activated.
Jun 2 - 11:20 PM

J.J. Hardy had the boot on his left foot removed and he will undergo a CT scan on Friday.

A recent X-ray showed significant healing with Hardy's foot, but he still has some lingering soreness. Depending on what the CT scan shows, it sounds like Hardy could resume baseball activities soon. He's been out since May 2 with a left foot fracture.
May 29 - 12:26 PM

J.J. Hardy continues to feel soreness in his fractured left foot.

Hardy underwent an X-ray last week, one which showed that his foot was healing up nicely. Manager Buck Showalter said on Wednesday that the veteran shortstop is still not to the point where he is ready to take part in any weight-bearing exercises, though. Hardy will head to the team's spring training complex in Sarasota to prepare for rehab work on Friday. He could return around mid-June if the soreness dissipates soon.
May 25 - 7:22 PM

A follow-up X-ray on J.J. Hardy's fractured left foot showed significant healing.

The fracture is almost fully healed, Hardy told reporters Thursday. He'll head to the Orioles' spring training complex in Sarasota, Florida on Friday to begin ramping up his workouts toward full baseball activities. Then comes a minor league rehab assignment. The original timetable from May 2 had Hardy missing 6-8 weeks, and that still probably holds.
May 19 - 11:17 AM

J.J. Hardy will rehab his fractured foot in Sarasota when the Orioles begin their West Coast road trip next Friday.

Hardy is expected to be out of his walking boot by the end of the month. He was originally given a 6-8 week recovery window and it doesn't sound like anything's changed. Manny Machado will continue to fill in at shortstop with Ryan Flaherty manning the hot corner.
May 12 - 4:50 PM

Orioles placed SS J.J. Hardy on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 2, with a left foot fracture.

Hardy suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off his foot in the fourth inning of Sunday's game. He's expected to miss around 6-8 weeks. Manny Machado is an option to fill in at shortstop during Hardy's absence, though Ryan Flaherty is getting the first start there Tuesday. Chris Davis and Pedro Alvarez could see time at third base if Machado makes the move to shortstop.
May 3 - 3:12 PM

J.J. Hardy has been diagnosed with a small fracture in his left foot and will be placed on the disabled list.

Hardy fouled a ball off the foot in the fourth inning Sunday and a CT scan taken Monday morning revealed a broken bone. MASN's Roch Kubatko says the Orioles are expecting this to be an absence of 6-8 weeks. Manny Machado moved from third base to shortstop Sunday and Pedro Alvarez took over at the hot corner. Ryan Flaherty and Paul Janish will likely factor into the mix at those positions over the next couple of months. Chris Davis can play a little third base too.
May 2 - 2:18 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Francisco Peña
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Joey Rickard
2Nolan Reimold
3Hyun Soo Kim
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Kevin Gausman
4Tyler Wilson
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Dylan Bundy
6Vance Worley
7Brian Duensing
8Ashur Tolliver
9Odrisamer Despaigne
10Oliver Drake