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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||580.00||18.00||.259||63.00||62.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Groin - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-September|
|vs Tampa Bay||24||6||0|| .250|| .250|| .250|
|vs RHP||235||52||7|| .255|| .345|| .221|
|Last 10 Games|
Orioles activate 1B Steve Pearce, place SS J.J. Hardy on DL
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/24/15) The Orioles have activated first baseman Steve Pearce from the disabled list and recalled right-hander Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Norfolk.
To create room for those players, they have placed shortstop J.J. Hardy on the disabled list with a groin injury and designated for assignment veteran outfielder Nolan Reimold.
Hardy has been plagued by the groin ailment for a while. He is batting .157 (11-for-70) in August.
Orioles place SS J.J. Hardy on disabled list with groin injury
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(8/24/15) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is headed to the disabled list with a groin injury, an issue the veteran tried to play through without much success.
Over his last 11 games, Hardy was 3 of 39 and had to go through pregame drills before being allowed to play last weekend. Overall, he's hitting just .222 in 93 games.
Orioles SS J.J. Hardy continues to play through groin discomfort
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(8/23/15) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy has struggled mightily as of late, but it's now clear that he has been favoring a groin injury that is limiting his play, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Hardy, who entered Saturday hitting 3 of 39 in his last 11 games, hurt his groin on Friday and had to go through pregame drills before being allowed to play this weekend.
"I think it's a bit of an understatement I think to say it's been a grind," Hardy said before testing his groin prior to batting practice Saturday. "I'm just trying to get through it, get my body right, get my swing right, do anything I can."
Orioles SS J.J. Hardy sits on Wednesday amid struggles
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(8/12/15) The Orioles are giving shortstop J.J. Hardy a breather on Wednesday. Hardy is out of the lineup against the Mariners, the first time he has not started a game since June 4. Hardy has been struggling at the plate recently, batting just .184 (7 for 38) with one RBI in 10 games this month.
“I’m going to take the benefit of the two days,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Hardy, per The Baltimore Sun. “Nothing wrong with him. He’ll be back in the lineup on Friday. With this road trip, I think we have 20 straight games afterward. Just a lot of nagging things. Just give him the benefit of the two days. I was trying to decide who I was going to do it with.”
Ryan Flaherty will draw the start at shortstop on Wednesday.
Orioles SS J.J. Hardy extends hit streak to 15 games Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(8/1/15) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy went 1 for 4 with a run scored in the 6-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday. With the basehit, Hardy extended his current hitting streak to 15 games, which is tied with current (and new) teammate Gerardo Parra for the longest active in the majors.
Hardy as just one multi-hit game over the course of the streak, giving him a .291 batting average in the 15 games.
|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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