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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||580.00||18.00||.259||63.00||62.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs RHP||51||11||2|| .245|| .333|| .216|
|Last 10 Games|
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy able to start on Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/26/15) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros. Hardy exited Monday's game early with back discomfort, though he was never expected to miss much time.
Hardy said that core exercises have helped his back improve, according to MLB.com. He also feels the minor back injury he suffered Monday would have kept him out longer last year.
Hardy recently returned from stint on the disabled list, and has 11 hits over 58 at-bats, including two home runs, in his first 16 games of the season.
Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (back) says he'll be able to play Tuesday
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(5/25/15) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is blaming an uncomfortable bed in Miami as the reason why he left Monday's game with back tightness, saying that he'll be available to play on Tuesday, per MASNSports.
Hardy was out of the lineup Sunday for the final game of the Marlins series but started Monday. However, he left in the seventh inning of the Orioles' victory over the Astros. After the game, he said he was already feeling better.
"I think just kind of protecting it a little bit. It was tight, I think, from the bed in Miami," Hardy said. "So I was protecting it a little bit and I think Buck (Showalter) saw it and he just wanted to get me out of there."
Orioles' J.J. Hardy exits game with back tightness
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/25/15) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy was removed from Monday's game aganist the Astros due to back tightness, the team announced.
Hardy was out of the lineup Sunday but returned to action on Monday. However, he was replaced in the top of the eighth inning on defense after recording a single in the previous inning. The shortstop finished the game 1 for 3, giving him a .190/.217/.310 line with two home runs and four RBI in 58 at-bats.
J.J. Hardy, Caleb Joseph out of Orioles lineup on Sunday
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is out of the starting lineup on Sunday, ending a string of 15 straight starts at the position. He's replaced by Everth Cabrera, who returns to the lineup for the Orioles for the first time since May 6.
Caleb Joseph also gets a rest, replaced at catcher by Ryan Lavarnway for the eighth time this year.
Orioles' J.J. Hardy hits go-ahead run in 8th inning vs. Mariners
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) Orioles infielder J.J. Hardy has had a hard time getting his bat going since returning to the club in early May due to a shoulder injury.
Though he only recorded one hit in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Mariners, it proved to be a crucial one in the bottom of the eighth inning. Hardy hit a single to center field that scored Chris Davis from second, which would turn out to be the winning run for Baltimore.
Hardy finished the game 1 for 4, which is the same line he's had in his previous two games. He's hitting only .196/.229/.348 this season.
|2014 summary: 2014 was The Season That Stole J.J. Hardy's Power. After three straight seasons with more than 20 homers, Hardy finished last season with only nine, and August was the only month in which Hardy hit more than two. The power outage was mysterious, as Hardy's flyball rate and average flyball distance did not fall substantially from 2013. Though his home run and RBI production suffered, Hardy still managed to hit in the .260s as he typically does.
Playing time status: Hardy didn't go on the disabled list in 2014, but he did miss a week on two separate occasions with back issues. Though he has had a checkered health history throughout his career, Hardy did enter 2014 having missed seven games over the previous two seasons. He has largely put his playing time issues behind him.
2015 outlook: Hardy could easily put up a 20-homer season for the Orioles -- or at least something close to it -- and that potential makes him worth owning in standard mixed Rotisserie leagues. A lack of walks and doubles power makes Hardy a less enticing proposition in points leagues, even as part of a weak pool of shortstops. Then again, given the alternatives available at the position, Hardy can be targeted as a late-rounder, even in those formats.
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