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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 broke a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning with an RBI single.
Hardy hit the one-out single off of Danny Farquhar to score Chris Davis, helping the Orioles to push back the Mariners 5-4. He finished 1-for-4. In the 12 games he's played since being activated from the disabled list on May 7, Hardy is 9-for-46 with two homers, a double and four RBI. He's currently hitting .196/.229/.348. The numbers aren't particularly good, but we'll preach patience for the time being. May 21 - 6:31 PM

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J.J. Hardy went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Angels.

The homer was Hardy's second of the season. He hit it in the eighth inning off of Jered Weaver to break up Weaver's shutout, though the Orioles were unable to score another run and eventually fell 3-1. Hardy was activated from the disabled list on May 7 and has six hits (one double, two homers) in 28 at-bats since his return.
May 15 - 9:47 PM

J.J. Hardy provided the Orioles' only run with a solo home run in a loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

Hardy finished 2-for-4 on the afternoon, homering in the second inning off of an otherwise dominant Michael Pineda to give the Orioles a temporary 1-0 lead. Hardy didn't homer until June 21 -- his 65th game -- last season, so the O's have to be happy he's on the board by game four. He had missed the first month of the season due to a strained left shoulder.
May 10 - 4:24 PM

J.J. Hardy went 1-for-3 with two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

This was just Hardy's second game of the season and it went off well enough. In addition to a sixth-inning double, he also drew a walk. Fantasy owners should be patient here, as it will most likely take time for Hardy to acclimate to the majors after missing the first month with a shoulder injury. While 2014 was a disappointment, he hit 25 home runs and drove in 76 in 2013.
May 9 - 1:50 AM

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

Hardy missed the first month of the season with a left shoulders strain, but he's back to full health now and had no issues during a brief minor league rehab assignment. He'll make his season debut Thursday against the Yankees and will bat seventh vs. Nathan Eovaldi.
May 7 - 4:11 PM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) could join the Orioles on Thursday.

Hardy has been out all season with a left shoulder strain. He began a minor league rehab assignment Monday at Double-A Bowie and is 3-for-8 through two games. The 32-year-old shortstop had a disappointing offensive season in 2014, but he's still a pretty valuable fantasy commodity. Hardy tallied 25 homers and 76 RBI in 2013.
May 6 - 5:38 PM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Monday.

He'll play three games for the Baysox and then will likely be activated from the disabled list on Friday if all goes well. Hardy has been out all season with a left shoulder strain but has made progress recently after being given a cortisone injection.
May 3 - 11:49 AM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) took live batting practice on Saturday.

He also took soft toss throws from hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh. If Hardy feels up to it, he'll begin a rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Bowie. Hardy slipped offensively last season (.263, 9 HR in 529 at-bats) but was excellent in the field, winning his third Gold Glove. Everth Cabrera has filled in at shortstop during his absence.
May 2 - 7:07 PM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

Hardy will be cleared for the rehab assignment if he can get through batting practice on Friday, Saturday and Sunday without any issues. The shortstop is expected to need 3-4 rehab games before being activated from the disabled list, putting him in line for a return sometime next week if all goes well.
May 1 - 4:43 PM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will take dry swings and hit off a tee on Wednesday.

Hardy will travel with the Orioles to Tampa this weekend and hopes to begin a rehab assignment early next week. He's expected to need 3-4 rehab games before being activated from the disabled list, putting him in line for a return sometime next week if all goes well.
Apr 29 - 11:29 AM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will need at least 3-4 rehab games before being activated from the disabled list.

He'll rest until Wednesday after being given a cortisone injection in his ailing left shoulder Saturday, so that means Hardy won't be activated until next weekend in a best-case scenario. Everth Cabrera will continue to fill in at shortstop for the Orioles.
Apr 26 - 12:09 PM

J.J. Hardy was given a shoulder injection on Saturday.

He'll rest up for a few days before testing his shoulder again on Wednesday. Hardy was originally expected to be back at the end of the month, but that's no longer an option. We won't know how close Hardy is until he begins a rehab assignment. Everth Cabrera has been filling in at shortstop for the Orioles.
Apr 25 - 10:52 PM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will work out with Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.

Hardy, who is working his way back from a left shoulder strain, did the same thing with Double-A Bowie last Friday. While he's doing some baseball activities, he's not ready to begin a minor league assignment and it's still unclear when he will be.
Apr 21 - 1:13 PM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will work out with Double-A Bowie on Friday.

Hardy, who is coming back from a left shoulder strain, took a full round of batting practice Wednesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list. He hasn't been cleared to play in rehab games yet, but he's getting closer.
Apr 16 - 4:20 PM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will take a full round of batting practice Wednesday.

It will be the first time he's done so since landing on the disabled list with a left shoulder strain. If it goes well, Hardy could begin a rehab assignment later this week at Double-A Bowie. He's tracking towards a late-April return.
Apr 15 - 3:26 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
3Rey Navarro
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
DH1Jimmy Paredes
2Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
6Mike Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman
9T.J. McFarland
10Tyler Wilson