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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

J.J. Hardy is scheduled to undergo a CT scan on his injured foot on Monday.

Hardy left Sunday's game after fouling a ball off of his left foot. O's skipper Buck Showalter indicated that the X-ray showed things, but wasn't specific about the severity of the injury. The club should have an update on his status after Monday's exam, but a trip to the disabled list wouldn't be surprising.
May 1 - 5:05 PM

J.J. Hardy departed Sunday's game against the White Sox after fouling a ball off his left foot.

It's unclear whether Hardy will undergo an X-ray or whether his exit was purely precautionary. The Orioles should have an update on their shortstop's status later Sunday.
May 1 - 3:30 PM

J.J. Hardy launched a pair of home runs and drove in five runs in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

One longball came off of Clay Buchholz and one came off of Robbie Ross, but both of Hardy's bombs were to the opposite field and around Pesky Pole. They may have been cheapies, but the shortstop will take them. The home runs were Hardy's first two of the season and his RBI were his first five of the campaign.
Apr 12 - 11:29 PM

J.J. Hardy (calf) is back in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

Hardy has sat out the last couple days with a minor calf injury. He's at shortstop and batting seventh against the Rays.
Apr 10 - 11:56 AM

J.J. Hardy is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday due to tightness in his calf.

It appears holding him out is precautionary, as the O's are saying Hardy is available off the bench. The O's slid Manny Machado over to shortstop Friday and are starting Ryan Flaherty at third base.
Apr 8 - 4:29 PM

J.J. Hardy contributed his third homer of the spring in Saturday's rout of the Red Sox.

It's nice to see Hardy's power coming back after he struggled through a torn labrum in his left shoulder last spring. He's batting .333 with a 1.007 OPS.
Mar 26 - 5:19 PM

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-3 with a triple against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Hardy wasn't his usual self offensively last year while playing through a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder. He hopes to be better this year, but it'd seem to be too much to ask for him to hit 20 homers for the first time since 2013.
Mar 8 - 4:30 PM

J.J. Hardy said Saturday that he has already been working out, which is even earlier than he has any previous season.

The goal is for Hardy to strengthen his troublesome left shoulder that he opted not to have surgically repaired this offseason. Hardy played through the injury throughout the 2015 season and had one of the worst offensive seasons of his career, slashing a troublesome .219/.253/.311 with eight homers and 37 RBI in 114 games.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 11:43:00 AM

J.J. Hardy revealed Thursday morning that he has been playing the entire 2015 season with a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder.

Hardy is hopeful that a full offseason of rest will allow the shoulder to heal without surgery. "I'm just going to get it stronger," he said. "That’s the plan. Just get it stronger." The veteran shortstop carried a brutal .213/.246/.306 batting line into play Thursday. He's due $12.5 million in 2016.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 12:41:00 PM

J.J. Hardy is not in the Orioles' lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.

He'll likely be back in there for the second game. Manny Machado is at shortstop in the first game, with Ryan Flaherty handling third base.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 01:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
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
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Kevin Gausman
5Mike Wright
6Tyler Wilson
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Dylan Bundy
6Vance Worley
7Ashur Tolliver