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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 (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

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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

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie on Thursday.

Hardy has resumed hitting in recent days, and although he's still feeling a bit of pain in his right shoulder, he's still pressing ahead. A return by the end of next week appears to be doable. Ryan Flaherty and Everth Cabrera have been filling in at shortstop for the Orioles while Hardy has been sidelined.
Apr 12 - 9:34 AM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) could hit off a tee on Friday.

Hardy took dry swings with a fungo bat Thursday and will do it again Friday. He admitted to feeling a bit of soreness in his right shoulder when he let go of the bat with his top hand, but the shortstop is still hoping to begin a rehab assignment next week. Hardy shouldn't need too many rehab games before being activated.
Apr 10 - 10:26 AM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week with High-A Frederick.

He first has to make it through dry swings Wednesday and Thursday, then live batting practice over the weekend. Hardy was able to take back-handed grounders on Tuesday afternoon. The shortstop hit the disabled list just before the start of the regular season after suffering a minor left shoulder strain at the end of spring training. Ryan Flaherty and Everth Cabrera are filling in at shortstop for the O's in the early going.
Apr 7 - 5:28 PM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) is scheduled to take dry swings on Wednesday.

If that goes well, he should then be cleared for live batting practice. Hardy was placed on the disabled list before Opening Day with a left shoulder strain, but it's thought to be of the minor variety. He was able to do some fielding work on Tuesday and may be ready join the Orioles' active roster at some point next week.
Apr 7 - 4:53 PM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) did fielding work Tuesday.

A good sign for Hardy, who was diagnosed with a right shoulder strain toward the end of spring training and was forced to begin the season on the disabled list. He's eligible to join the Orioles as soon as Saturday and could have a chance to do it if he continues to make progress.
Apr 7 - 2:46 PM

Orioles placed SS J.J. Hardy on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

Hardy is not yet cleared for activities but isn't expected to miss much time. Everth Cabrera will handle shortstop until he's ready.
Apr 5 - 3:27 PM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) said Friday that the swelling in his left shoulder is down and he has full range of motion.

Hardy is not yet cleared for baseball activities, but he says he's ahead of schedule. The shortstop might only miss the first week or two of the season.
Apr 3 - 1:20 PM

J.J. Hardy said that his shoulder was feeling "a lot better" than on Monday.

Hardy underwent an MRA on the left shoulder on Monday, which revealed a muscle strain. He's being shut down from baseball activities for the next ten days. While it's feeling better, Hardy won't be swinging a bat until the swelling is reduced. He should be able to field grounders while he waits. In the meantime, Everth Cabrera should fill in as starter. In deeper AL-only leagues, Cabrera's speed could make him a short-term asset.
Mar 31 - 8:53 AM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will be shut down from baseball activities for 10 days.

Hardy was sent for an MRA on his ailing left shoulder on Monday, which showed a subscapularis (or muscle) strain. The Orioles will see how he responds to rest before deciding on the next step. It sounds like a return in April is possible if he can avoid setbacks, but Everth Cabrera will likely fill in for now. He's worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues if you need speed.
Mar 30 - 5:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter indicated Monday that J.J. Hardy (shoulder) could begin the season on the disabled list.

Hardy underwent an MRA on Monday and while the exact diagnosis isn't yet clear, Showalter said it's enough to put Opening Day in jeopardy, but that he won't miss much time. This could set him up to return when he's first eligible on April 11. Everth Cabrera is the most likely candidate to fill in at shortstop. Stay tuned.
Mar 30 - 4:50 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3Rey Navarro
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman