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Height/Weight: 6-1/200 | Birthdate: 8/19/1982 | Birthplace: Tucson, AZ | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Baltimore | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $7,416,667 | Owned/Started%: 77/60 | Average Draft Position: 128.81
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J.J. Hardy exits game with back spasms


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy was forced out of Monday's game against the Twins with lower back spasms, the team announced. Hardy left the game after the seventh inning and was replaced by Ryan Flaherty. Hardy missed five games in April with a back injury. He is hitting .280 with nine homers and 50 RBI over 471 at-bats.

J.J. Hardy slugs eighth home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 9-1 win over the Rays Sunday.

Hardy was one of five Orioles to hit home runs in the blowout win. After entering August with just four home runs to his credit, the shortstop has swatted four more home runs this month. He has hit .282/.316/.394 with eight home runs and 44 RBI in 447 at-bats.


Hitters to start in Week 22


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/22/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 22 (Aug. 25-31)? You may just find him in the latest Start and Sit Hitters. Stephen Vogt, Justin Morneau, Jedd Gyorko, Martin Prado, J.J Hardy and Michael Morse are all labeled "starts" for the upcoming scoring period, with several other sleeper suggestions sprinkled throughout.

Be sure to give it a look before setting your lineup.


J.J. Hardy: Left thumb injury still affecting me


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Despite a mini-tear at the plate, Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is still affected by a left thumb injury that had him out for a week earlier in the month, per the Baltimore Sun.

"Maybe I'm not trying to do too much because I can't," he said. "That's my only explanation, but [the thumb injury] is definitely not in the past. ... Swings and misses don't feel good. I've just got to limit that."

Hardy is 7 for 20 with a home run since his return. He has fanned just twice during that stretch.


J.J. Hardy hits seventh home run Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy hit his seventh home run Monday against the White Sox. 

Hardy struck in the second inning. Hardy led off the inning by taking a 94 mph fastball out to left for a solo shot. He singled later in the game. Hardy finished 2 for 5, with two runs scored and one RBI. 


Hitters to sit in Week 21


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/16/2014) Thinking about starting Stephen Vogt, Lucas Duda, Aaron Hill, Nick Castellanos, J.J. Hardy or Desmond Jennings in Fantasy Week 21 (Aug. 18-24)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


J.J. Hardy returns following three-game absence


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) After missing three games with a thumb injury, Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is back in the team's lineup for Friday's game against the Indians.

Hardy has not played since suffering the injury last Saturday, but missed just three games thanks to an off-day Thursday and a rain-out Tuesday.  He is batting sixth and starting at shortstop for the start of the series. 


J.J. Hardy aiming for weekend return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is aiming to return for the weekend series, according to MASN.

Hardy is dealing with a thumb injury. He said the thumb feels much better Wednesday, and that he hopes to return against Cleveland. Hardy is hitting .283/.315/.388 over 410 at-bats. 


MRI confirms sprained thumb for J.J. Hardy


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) An MRI on the injured thumb of Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy has confirmed that he is dealing with a sprain, masnsports.com reports.

Hardy is feeling a little better, and he's set to rest Wednesday and Thursday before potentially returning to the lineup over the weekend. His offensive performance was trending upward before the injury, and the shortstop now owns a .283/.315/.388 line with six home runs and 40 RBI in 410 at-bats.


J.J. Hardy undergoes MRI on thumb, results not yet known


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy got another day off when Tuesday's game against the Yankees was rained out, but it is not yet clear when he will return to the lineup.

Hardy had a precautionary MRI taken on his sprained left thumb Tuesday, and MASNSports.com reports the team is still waiting on the results. He has not played since suffering the injury Saturday. 


J.J. Hardy a no-go Monday with sprained thumb


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) A thumb ailment has Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy sidelined Monday against the Yankees. He has been out since being removed from the Saturday game.

His absence wrecks the momentum he had gained during his most productive stretch of the season. He had 11 hits in six games before going down with two homers, seven RBI and eight runs scored.


X-rays come back negative for J.J. Hardy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy underwent X-rays on his injured thumb, which came back negative, according to MASN Sports.

Hardy was held out of the starting lineup on Sunday after spraining his thumb on a play at the plate on Saturday. His status remains uncertain for Monday's series opener against the Yankees.

J.J. Hardy forced out of lineup due to thumb injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy was a late scratch from the starting lineup Sunday against the Cardinals due to a sprained left thumb. It's the first game he has missed since April 22.

Hardy homered twice Friday against the Cardinals and is having a strong showing in August. He is batting .406 (13 for 32) with two home runs, three doubles and eight RBI in nine games this month.


J.J. Hardy continues coming on strong with big game Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) The production the Orioles have been waiting for from shortstop J.J. Hardy is starting to come. He turned it up a notch Friday with a two-homer game in a dismantling of St. Louis.

Hardy hit a solo job in the third inning and a three-run blast in the fourth to give him six on the year. He has nine hits, six RBI and six runs scored in his last five games. He still has just six home runs and 39 RBI on the season, numbers that are distant from what he has typically achieved throughout his career.


J.J. Hardy cranks out four hits in win over Nationals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy cranked out four hits in his team's 7-3 win over the Nationals on Monday.

Hardy reached on infield single in the second inning, singled in the fourth, doubled in the seventh and singled in the eighth. He finished 4 for 4 with two runs scored. He owns a .279/.311/.368 slash line with four homers and 33 RBI in 103 at-bats this season.

J.J. Hardy on nice four-game run


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is 5 for 11 with a homer, two doubles, two RBI and four runs scored over his past four games, notes MASNSports.com. His .285 batting average leads AL shortstops with at least 200 at-bats.

Hardy is excelling against right-handed pitching, with a .298 average, three homers and 24 RBI in 245 at-bats. He'll face two right-handers in the three-game series starting Monday against the Angels.


Hitters to sit in Week 16


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/18/2014) Thinking of starting Mike Zunino, C.J. Cron, Kolten Wong, Aramis Ramirez, J.J. Hardy or Steve Pearce in the shortened Fantasy Week 16 (July 18-20)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Hitters to target for the second half


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/13/2014) Need a sleeper for the second half? Matt Adams, Martin Prado, Manny Machado, J.J. Hardy and C.J. Cron are some of my favorites.

Check out my latest column to find out why.


J.J. Hardy smacks third home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy went 1 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 8-2 win over the Red Sox Monday.

Hardy hit the second of back-to-back homers during a six-run 11th inning to help key a blowout victory in extra innings. Hardy has home runs in two of his last eight games after hitting just one blast through June 29. He owns a .288/.315/.372 line with three home runs and 26 RBI in 312 at-bats.


J.J. Hardy knocks second home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy went 2 for 3 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 7-1 win over the Rangers Monday.

Hardy hasn't provided much power this season, with his first home not coming until June 21, but he has been able to collect hits in bunches since the middle of May. He has hit .294/.321/.376 with two home runs and 20 RBI in 282 at-bats.


The wait is over - J.J. Hardy finally hits home run


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) It took 247 at-bats, but Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy finally hit his first home run of 2014 on Saturday.

The man who blasted 77 of them in the last three years combined knocked one over the fence in the eighth inning of a defeat of the Yankees. He added a single in the game.

Aside from his lack of power, Hardy has performed well at the plate this season. He boasts a decent stat line of .291/.319/.368.


J.J. Hardy searching for first homer


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is hitting .306 overall and .393 with runners in scoring position. But while he's been productive, he's still looking for his first homer after averaging 25 over the previous three seasons.

"I've got no explanation,” Hardy told the Baltimore Sun. "Yeah, obviously, it crosses my mind, but I try not to think about it as much as I can."

Hardy, who missed eight games in April with lower back spasms, said he doesn't think that setback has affected his power. "Ever since the first week of the season when I hurt my back, I've been on a pretty strict back exercise,” Hardy said. “But I feel pretty good physically."


Hitters to start in Week 10


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/31/2014) Need a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 10 (June 2-8)? Wilson Ramos, Lucas Duda, Martin Prado, Lonnie Chisenhall, J.J. Hardy and Khris Davis are just a few of the possibilities you'll find in my Start and Sit Hitters column.

Find out what makes them so special here.


Orioles not pursuing extensions with three key players


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) The Orioles are not currently pursuing contract extensions with three of their highest-paid players: catcher Matt Wieters, shortstop J.J. Hardy or first baseman Chris Davis, reports ESPN analyst Jim Bowden. They have tried previously, without finding common ground, the report added.

J.J. Hardy back in Baltimore lineup Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Orioles power-hitting shortstop J.J. Hardy has returned to the lineup for the Wednesday night game against Toronto after missing two games with a hamstring tweak.

Hardy has been inconsistent this season. He has four multi-hit games and five in which he has been hitless. It all adds up to a 256/.267/.302 stat line. More troubling is that he has yet to homer in 43 at-bats.