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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 is back in the Orioles' lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader versus the Yankees.
It's a bit of good news for the O's following the Chris Davis suspension. Hardy missed a week of action due to back issues that date back longer, but he's been cleared of structural damage and is ready to give it a go. The shortstop is batting .281/.320/.392 with nine homers and 52 RBI this season. Sep 12 - 11:48 AM

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An MRI taken Tuesday morning on J.J. Hardy's back showed no major structural damage.

Hardy received a pain-killing injection and is expected to remain out of the Orioles' starting lineup until Friday, but he should ultimately be fine. Ryan Flaherty is at shortstop again on Tuesday night against the Red Sox.
Sep 9 - 4:31 PM

J.J. Hardy will fly back to Baltimore to have his back examined.

Hardy is out of the lineup for the third straight game Monday due to a lingering back injury and the Orioles don't want to take any chances. The veteran shortstop has characterized the issue as "soreness," but he's likely to undergo an MRI. He will likely miss the entire Boston series, but hopes to return as soon as Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
Sep 8 - 4:17 PM

J.J. Hardy (back) is out of the Orioles' starting lineup again on Monday versus the Red Sox.

Hardy has now missed three straight games with a lingering back injury. He's considered day-to-day. Ryan Flaherty continues to fill in at shortstop for the O's.
Sep 8 - 3:46 PM

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

Hardy has been nursing back issues lately and is sitting out for the second straight game. The good news is that he could be available off the bench Sunday and expects to return to action Monday. Ryan Flaherty is at shortstop Sunday.
Sep 7 - 11:08 AM

J.J. Hardy is not in the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday.

Hardy may have tweaked something in his back during Friday's game, so the team is playing things cautiously. He is available off of the bench and expected to return to the lineup on Sunday. Ryan Flaherty is getting the start at shortstop and will bat eighth against Drew Smyly.
Sep 6 - 11:01 AM

J.J. Hardy broke a 7-7 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning with a two-run single, which proved to be the difference in Thursday's win against the Reds.

Hardy finished 2-for-3 with a walk on the night, his first hits in the month of September. The shortstop hit .322 with five home runs in August, and he's hoping to carry the momentum into September. Overall, Hardy is slashing .281/.320/.392 with nine home runs and 52 RBI.
Sep 4 - 10:42 PM

J.J. Hardy (back) is in the Orioles' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Reds.

Hardy missed a couple of games with lower back spasms. He's batting sixth and starting at shortstop Thursday.
Sep 4 - 2:46 PM

J.J. Hardy (back) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds.

Hardy left Monday's game due to lower back spasms and will get a day of rest. Ryan Flaherty will make the start at shortstop.
Sep 2 - 3:12 PM

J.J. Hardy was removed from Monday's game against the Twins because of lower back spasms.

Hardy was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before getting replaced in the top of the eighth inning by Ryan Flaherty. The shortstop can be considered day-to-day.
Sep 1 - 3:46 PM

J.J. Hardy hit a grand slam and scored two runs as the Orioles outlasted the Twins 12-8 on Sunday.

Hardy hit the grand slam off Twins reliever Anthony Swarzak in the sixth inning, his ninth home run of the year. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Hardy is headed for his lowest home run total since 2010, but he's hitting .282/.319/.395 with 26 doubles and 50 RBI.
Aug 31 - 5:34 PM

J.J. Hardy admitted Tuesday that his left thumb injury is "definitely not in the past."

You wouldn't know it by the way Hardy is swinging the bat, as he's 7-for-20 with a home run since returning from the injury. As long as he doesn't have a setback, it appears it's nothing to be overly concerned about. "I don’t know," said Hardy how he's managed to be productive. "Maybe I’m not trying to do too much because I can’t. That’s my only explanation, but [the thumb injury] is definitely not in the past. … Swing and misses don’t feel good. I’ve just got to limit that. I’m taking less swings [in batting practice] and probably at about 50 percent."
Aug 20 - 8:58 AM

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-5 with his seventh home run of the season as the Orioles easily handled the White Sox in a win on Monday.

Hardy broke a scoreless tie in the top of the second, hitting a solo home run off of Chris Sale. It took the shortstop until June 21 to hit his first home run, but he has three in his last six games. Overall, Hardy has a .286/.319/.397 with 43 RBI this season.
Aug 18 - 11:29 PM

J.J. Hardy (finger) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a walk Friday against the Indians.

Back in the lineup for the first time in nearly a week, Hardy tied the game with an RBI single in the eighth inning before the Indians won in extras. The veteran shortstop is batting .481 (13-for-27) with two homers and eight RBI over his last seven games and has pulled his batting average back up to .285 on the year.
Aug 16 - 12:01 AM

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

Hardy took early batting practice before telling manager Buck Showalter that he's good to go. The shortstop hadn't played since Saturday due to a sprained left thumb.
Aug 15 - 3:48 PM

Depth Charts

C1Caleb Joseph
2Nick Hundley
3Steve Clevenger
4Matt Wieters
1B1Steve Pearce
2Christian Walker
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Chris Davis
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
5Manny Machado
LF1David Lough
2Alejandro De Aza
3Quintin Berry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Bud Norris
3Miguel Gonzalez
4Wei-Yin Chen
5Kevin Gausman
6Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6Brad Brach
7Ubaldo Jimenez
8T.J. McFarland
9Evan Meek
10Joe Saunders
11Ryan Webb