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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
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J.J. Hardy clobbered a solo home run Saturday in the Orioles’ Grapefruit League win over the Twins.
He struck out in his other two at-bats. The home run was Hardy’s first of spring training. The veteran missed time with back trouble earlier this month but returned to the lineup a couple weeks ago. Hardy has eclipsed 20 homers five times in his career but hasn’t reached that threshold since 2013. He's only an option in AL-only leagues. Mar 25 - 8:56 PM

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J.J. Hardy went 0-for-2 with a walk in his spring debut Monday against the Phillies.

Hardy hadn't played since hurting his back on Feb. 17. He hit second for the Orioles today, but that was just to get him an extra at-bat before he was removed. He'll find himself back at the bottom of the order this season.
Mar 13 - 4:53 PM

J.J. Hardy (back) is set to make his Grapefruit League debut on Monday.

Hardy has been eased into action this spring due to lower back issues that popped up soon after he arrived in Orioles camp. He plans to play in more road games than usual over the next three weeks to make up for lost time. The veteran shortstop should be ready for Opening Day if he can avoid further physical setbacks.
Mar 13 - 8:31 AM

J.J. Hardy (back) took ground balls and hit on the field Friday.

Hardy said afterward that his back felt great. The shortstop could be cleared to play in Grapefruit League games in a few days, so he might still have time to get ready in time for Opening Day if he can avoid a setback. Hardy has been dealing with lower back issues since early on in camp.
Mar 10 - 1:49 PM

J.J. Hardy (back) resumed baseball activities on Sunday.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Saturday that he hoped Hardy would be ready for baseball activities by the end of the week, so this is a pleasant surprise. Of course, the shortstop obviously still has a long way to go before he can be considered a good bet for Opening Day. Hardy has been nursing lower back issues since early on in camp.
Mar 5 - 11:07 AM

J.J. Hardy (back) will resume baseball activities by the end of this week.

"He’s getting ready to take ground balls, probably next [week], sometime late in the week, if he keeps progressing," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "I saw him running yesterday. He’s doing a lot of things, little by little —just little hurdles to cross." The Orioles had said that Hardy might be ready for Grapefruit League games by March 10, but obviously that's not going to be the case. He still has time to get ready for Opening Day, but the O's would no doubt like to see some real progress.
Mar 5 - 9:05 AM

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

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

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PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Jesus Montero
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Robert Andino
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Juan Francisco
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
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PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Ubaldo Jimenez
5Wade Miley
6Alec Asher
7Gabriel Ynoa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Donnie Hart
6Tyler Wilson
7Logan Verrett
8Vidal Nuno
9Jayson Aquino
10Richard Bleier
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