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J.J. Hardy | Shortstop

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
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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. Oct 1 - 12:41 PM

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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.
Sep 30 - 1:08 PM

J.J. Hardy is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Paul Janish is at shortstop.
Sep 27 - 12:17 PM

J.J. Hardy is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a simple day off. Paul Janish is at shortstop.
Sep 20 - 10:46 AM

J.J. Hardy went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday's loss to the Rays.

Hardy jumped the Orioles out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning when he took Rays starter Drew Smyly yard for a three-run homer, but the team would bleed away that lead in short order, ultimately falling by a score of 8-6. While the bomb is obviously nice, Hardy's simply no longer a premier power hitter at his position. This season, he's slashing a paltry .212/.244/.309 with eight homers and 35 RBI.
Sep 18 - 10:21 PM

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

Hardy hasn't played since August 23 due to a left groin strain, but he has felt improvement since receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection. The veteran shortstop is batting just .222/.253/.315 with seven homers this season, but he'll hope for better results down the stretch. Manny Machado has been playing a lot of shortstop recently, but he'll presumably move back over to third now.
Sep 8 - 2:11 PM

J.J. Hardy (groin) remains on track to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Hardy has been taking batting practice, fielding grounders, and making throws for a week without experiencing any issues. The veteran shortstop was given platelet-rich plasma treatment for his groin shortly after he was placed on the disabled list August 23.
Sep 7 - 10:29 AM

J.J. Hardy (groin) took batting practice and fielded grounders on Tuesday.

Hardy remains on schedule to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on September 8. The shortstop has had a disappointing season for the Orioles, batting just .222/.253/.315 with seven homers.
Sep 2 - 8:22 AM

J.J. Hardy will get platelet-rich plasma treatment for his ailing groin on Thursday.

An MRI came up negative on Hardy's groin earlier this week, but there's still some lingering discomfort in there. Baltimore placed him on the disabled list Sunday.
Aug 25 - 5:24 PM

An MRI on J.J. Hardy's ailing groin came back negative.

He's merely dealing with some inflammation and has a chance to be activated on September 8, the first day he's eligible. Ryan Flaherty will handle shortstop for the Orioles until Hardy is ready.
Aug 24 - 6:55 PM

Orioles placed INF J.J. Hardy on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury.

Hardy had been trying to play through the issue, but suffered a setback during Sunday's game. Expect Ryan Flaherty to see extended time at the shortstop position in his absence.
Aug 23 - 7:50 PM

J.J. Hardy (groin) is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

Hardy has been playing through a groin injury recently, but the O's finally decided to give him some rest. Ryan Flaherty is handling shortstop Sunday.
Aug 23 - 10:49 AM

J.J. Hardy has been playing through a groin injury for the last week.

It's probably not a coincidence that he has just three hits over his last 41 at-bats. "I think it's a bit of an understatement I think to say it's been a grind," Hardy said. "I'm just trying to get through it, get my body right, get my swing right, do anything I can." Hardy is sporting a disappointing .220/.251/.313 batting line with just seven homers this season.
Aug 23 - 9:30 AM

J.J. Hardy hit a solo home run in a 1-for-3 effort as the Orioles shut the Braves out 2-0 on Wednesday.

Hardy's homer provided some insurance, pushing the Orioles' lead to 2-0 in the fourth inning against Michael Foltynewicz. The shortstop has yet to gather momentum at the plate, hitting .240/.271/.354 with seven home runs and 29 RBI on the year.
Jul 29 - 10:18 PM

J.J. Hardy went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Yankees.

Hardy teed off on Yankee starter Masahiro Tanaka in the eighth inning, launching a 420-foot solo bomb to left-center. Unfortunately for the O's, the Yankees held a 9-1 lead at the time, so it had no effect on the final outcome. The homer was his sixth of the season. Once one of the premier power threats at shortstop, injuries and the ravages of time have worn down Hardy's overall numbers. He's currently slashing just .233/.268/.345 across 232 at-bats.
Jul 23 - 4:04 PM