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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
Contract: view contract details

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J.J. Hardy is scheduled to see a hand and wrist specialist on Monday.
Hardy is hoping to increase the intensity of his strengthening exercises after the checkup. The veteran shortstop has been on the disabled list since June 19 with a fractured right wrist. Jul 25 - 5:51 PM

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J.J. Hardy's broken wrist is progressing normally.

Hardy was given the good news upon visiting a hand specialist on Thursday. He's three-and-a-half weeks removed from the injury and is expected to resume strength training at the six-week mark. Ruben Tejada has been filling in at shortstop for Baltimore.
Jul 13 - 4:59 PM

J.J. Hardy (wrist) hopes to be cleared to begin light activities when he visits a specialist next Wednesday.

It would be the first step in a long process as he works his way back from a fractured right wrist. Hardy is expected to be sidelined well into August.
Source: MASN Sports
Jul 7 - 11:51 AM

J.J. Hardy (wrist, rib) won't resume baseball activities during the Orioles' first homestand after the All-Star break as hoped.

The O's have revealed that Hardy is also dealing with a rib injury in addition to a fractured right wrist, although it's unclear if that's the reason for the delay. The shortstop is expected to be sidelined at least well into August.
Jul 2 - 11:54 AM

Orioles placed SS J.J. Hardy on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured right wrist.

Hardy suffered the injury when he was hit by a Lance Lynn pitch on Sunday. He's expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks. Ruben Tejada is expected to receive the bulk of the shortstop duties while Hardy is out, although Paul Janish has also been added to the roster.
Jun 19 - 6:13 PM

J.J. Hardy has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his right wrist.

Hardy will be shut down from baseball activities for the next 4-6 weeks, putting him out until at least mid-August. The veteran shortstop suffered the wrist fracture Sunday when he was struck by a Lance Lynn fastball. Ruben Tejada could suddenly move into a regular role with the Orioles.
Jun 19 - 3:21 PM

J.J. Hardy (wrist) is likely headed for the 10-day disabled list.

And it sounds like his absence could extend much longer than 10 days. Hardy left Sunday's series finale against the Cardinals after taking a Lance Lynn fastball off his right wrist. "We took an X-ray here, saw something that concerned us," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after the game. "I know he’s got a scan in the morning and we’ll have a little more definitive idea there." Ruben Tejada could begin seeing regular starts at shortstop for Baltimore.
Source: MASN
Jun 19 - 11:02 AM

J.J. Hardy exited Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a bruised right wrist.

Hardy was hit by a Lance Lynn offering. It's unclear whether he'll be sent for X-rays, but the Orioles should have more on his status after the game.
Jun 18 - 3:55 PM

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, three RBI and a run scored in Saturday's lopsided win over the Cardinals.

Hardy's two-run double in the second inning sparked a seven-run frame that broke the game wide open. An RBI double in the seventh inning capped the scoring for the day. Runs batted in have been hard to come by for the 34-year-old, who's hitting just .212/.246/.310 with 21 RBI in 63 games this year.
Jun 17 - 8:51 PM

J.J. Hardy finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Orioles' loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.

The veteran shortstop is now batting just .210/.246/.301 over 52 games this season for Baltimore. He's been one of the least-productive regulars in baseball.
Jun 4 - 4:59 PM

J.J. Hardy finished 2-for-3 in Saturday's loss against the Astros.

Hardy has hovered at or near the Mendoza line for a good chunk of the past month. However, he has three multi-hit games, and back-to-back two-hit efforts, pulling his average up to .219. That doesn't sound terribly impressive, but it's his highest mark since April 23.
May 27 - 11:47 PM

J.J. Hardy went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Orioles outlasted the Blue Jays on Friday night in Baltimore.

Hardy got the O's on the board with a run-scoring single in the first inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night. The first seven weeks of the season have been a struggle for the veteran shortstop, hitting just .197/.230/.282 with two homers and 14 RBI.
May 20 - 12:23 AM

J.J. Hardy went 0-for-4 and botched a popup to give Xander Bogaerts a single in Monday's game against the Red Sox.

His misplay helped lead to Boston's only two runs of the game. Hardy was solid last year after struggling with an injury in 2015, but he's been off his game offensively and defensively so far this year and, given that he's 34 now, he's far from certain to bounce back. The Orioles might have to go out looking for help later if Hardy doesn't play better over the next month. Fortunately, they have some flexibility there, since they could move Manny Machado to short and acquire a third baseman.
May 1 - 10:32 PM

J.J. Hardy went hitless in three plate appearances in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

He was hardly alone in this one, as the Orioles managed just two hits in what was effectively a bullpen start by the Rays. Hardy is in quite a tailspin, though, having gone 1-for-18 over his last five games to drop his season line to an ugly .200/.212/.292.
Apr 25 - 10:12 PM

J.J. Hardy finished 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the 10th inning to lead the Orioles to a 2-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.

Hardy, who also doubled in the contest, lofted a soft fly ball over the shortstop's head that fell between the Reds outfielders, allowing Mark Trumbo to rumble around from second to score the go-ahead run in the extra frame. The 34-year-old shortstop got off to a slow start at the dish but has 10 hits in his last 28 at-bats to raise his overall line to .255/.271/.383.
Apr 20 - 10:36 PM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Ruben Tejada
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Wade Miley
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Brad Brach
3Darren O'Day
4Mychal Givens
5Donnie Hart
6Richard Bleier
7Miguel Castro