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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 admitted Tuesday that his left thumb injury is "definitely not in the past."
You wouldn't know it by the way Hardy is swinging the bat, as he's 7-for-20 with a home run since returning from the injury. As long as he doesn't have a setback, it appears it's nothing to be overly concerned about. "I don’t know," said Hardy how he's managed to be productive. "Maybe I’m not trying to do too much because I can’t. That’s my only explanation, but [the thumb injury] is definitely not in the past. … Swing and misses don’t feel good. I’ve just got to limit that. I’m taking less swings [in batting practice] and probably at about 50 percent." Aug 20 - 8:58 AM

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J.J. Hardy went 2-for-5 with his seventh home run of the season as the Orioles easily handled the White Sox in a win on Monday.

Hardy broke a scoreless tie in the top of the second, hitting a solo home run off of Chris Sale. It took the shortstop until June 21 to hit his first home run, but he has three in his last six games. Overall, Hardy has a .286/.319/.397 with 43 RBI this season.
Aug 18 - 11:29 PM

J.J. Hardy (finger) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a walk Friday against the Indians.

Back in the lineup for the first time in nearly a week, Hardy tied the game with an RBI single in the eighth inning before the Indians won in extras. The veteran shortstop is batting .481 (13-for-27) with two homers and eight RBI over his last seven games and has pulled his batting average back up to .285 on the year.
Aug 16 - 12:01 AM

J.J. Hardy is back in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

Hardy took early batting practice before telling manager Buck Showalter that he's good to go. The shortstop hadn't played since Saturday due to a sprained left thumb.
Aug 15 - 3:48 PM

The Orioles are hoping to get J.J. Hardy back in the lineup Friday after an MRI confirmed that he has a sprained left thumb.

Hardy is feeling better and is hoping another day of rest Wednesday coupled with Thursday's off day will get the injury to a spot where he can play. The shortstop hasn't played since Saturday due to the ailment. He was hitting .478/.500/.870 with a couple homers over his last six games before the injury.
Aug 12 - 6:39 PM

J.J. Hardy (thumb) is not in the Orioles' starting lineup on Monday night against the Yankees.

Hardy sprained his left thumb during the O's weekend series against the Cardinals and can't open and close his glove properly. X-rays taken Sunday turned up negative. The shortstop fully expects to avoid the disabled list.
Aug 11 - 3:39 PM

J.J. Hardy (thumb) is considered day-to-day after X-rays came back negative on Sunday.

Hardy was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup due to a sprained thumb, and he was sent for precautionary X-rays to rule out any structural damage. He should return to the lineup in a day or two.
Aug 10 - 6:04 PM

J.J. Hardy was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup due to a sprained left thumb.

It's a shame, as Hardy is hitting .478/.500/.870 with a couple homers over his last six games. How long Hardy will be sidelined isn't known at this point, but the Orioles should offer more on his status after Sunday's game. Ryan Flaherty is at shortstop Sunday in Hardy's place.
Aug 10 - 1:39 PM

J.J. Hardy had a huge night Friday against the Cardinals, going 2-for-4 with two home runs, four RBI, a walk, and three runs scored.

The Orioles hit a season-high six home runs in the victory. Hardy had a solo blast in the third inning before adding a three-run homer one inning later. It was his 11th career multi-homer game. The 31-year-old didn't hit his first home run this season until June 21, but he's now up to six on the year.
Aug 8 - 10:54 PM

J.J. Hardy went 4-for-4 with a double and two runs scored versus the Nationals on Monday.

It was Hardy's first two-hit game since July 22, his first three-hit game since June 6 and his first four-hit game this year. He entered the night with a .210 average since the beginning of July.
Aug 4 - 10:47 PM

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in Tuesday's meeting with the Angels.

He now has 21 doubles on the season, to go with 30 RBI and a slash line of .284/.316/.380 His power outage through the first three months of the season has been well documented. If you're looking to buy low on an infielder, Hardy is a possible candidate, though at this point it's hard to trust him. July has been a rough month for the shortstop, as he's scuffled to the tune of .220/.281/.356.
Jul 23 - 2:30 AM

J.J. Hardy hit a go-ahead RBI single in the 12th inning as the Orioles outlasted the Red Sox 7-6 on Sunday.

The run batted in was Hardy's third RBI on the day, as he also had a two-run single in the seventh inning. The three-RBI day matched his RBI total for the previous 13 games, as he's got just 25 in what's been a down year, power-wise. Still, he's hitting .290 in a small attempt to redeem some fantasy value.
Jul 6 - 9:20 PM

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-3 with his second homer of the year and a walk Monday versus the Rangers.

After going over 2 1/2 months without one, Hardy has managed a couple of homers in his last 10 games. The bombs should keep coming, but odds are that his .294 average will continue to drift closer to his career .262 mark.
Jun 30 - 10:14 PM

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI in a win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Hardy came up with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and cleared the bases with a double, his 17th double of the season. It's been a strange year for the shortstop, who is batting .295 but only recently hit his first home run of the year. That powerless trend shouldn't continue, and if he can keep his average up he should provide nice value in the season's second half.
Jun 22 - 6:28 PM

J.J. Hardy hit his first home run of the season Saturday against the Yankees.

Hardy went 2-for-4 on the day. His eighth-inning solo blast snapped a homerless streak of 339 at-bats dating back to September 5, 2013. It was a bizarre drought for someone who had at least 22 home runs per season from 2011-2013. We're expecting more power moving forward.
Jun 21 - 4:16 PM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Nick Hundley
3Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Cord Phelps
LF1David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Kevin Gausman
5Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6T.J. McFarland
7Brad Brach
8Ubaldo Jimenez