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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: 11 | Salary: $7,416,667 | Owned/Started%: 23/7 | Average Draft Position: 216.03
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Orioles activate 1B Steve Pearce, place SS J.J. Hardy on DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2015) 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
(8/24/2015) 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
(8/23/2015) 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
(8/12/2015) 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
(8/1/2015) 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. 


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy pushes hit streak to 11 games on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Orioles shorstop J.J. Hardy extended his current hitting streak to 11 games, as he went 1 for 4 with a run scored in the 7-3 win over the Braves on Tuesday.

The veteran shortstop is batting .308 (12 for 42) with a home run and seven RBI over the course of the hitting streak.


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy belts two-run home run in loss on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy connected on a two-run home run in the fifth inning of Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Twins. The home run was Hardy's only hit of the game, and his fifth longball of the season. It came as little consequence to the outcome of the game, as the Twins were already up 8-0 by that point.

Hardy had been hitless over his previous 14 at-bats prior to the home run, and is batting just .162 over his last 11 games.


J.J. Hardy reaches base twice for Orioles


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy went 1 for 3 with a walk in Friday's shutout loss to the White Sox.

Hardy got a hit for the fifth time in six games and reached base at least twice for the fourth time in the last six. 


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy hits go-ahead homer in seventh inning


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy hit what would be the game-winning two-run homer in Wednesday night's 4-2 victory over the Rangers. 

Hardy went yard in the seventh inning. He finished the game 1 for 4 from the plate. This is the fourth game in a row that Hardy has recorded a hit. He now has a slash line of .250/.280/.352 with four home runs this year. 


J.J. Hardy snaps 33-game homer drought for Orioles


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy hit a game-tying solo home run in the second inning of Friday's win over Cleveland. 

Hardy hit his third home run of the year and first since May 15, snapping a 33-game homerless drought for him. 

Hardy added a sacrifice fly, giving him 18 RBI on the year. 


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy drives in two runs during 8-6 win at Boston


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy drove in two runs during an 8-6 win Thursday against the Red Sox. Hardy drove in both runs on a double during a six-run fourth inning.

Hardy finished 2 for 5 with one run and two strikeouts. He has managed seven multihit games in June. Hardy is batting .328 (22 for 67) in his last 17 games, raising his season average from .187 to .247 in that span.

Hardy still hasn't homered in his last 35 games. His last home run came on May 15.


Orioles' J.J. Hardy has two key RBI singles in win over Blue Jays


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy drove in two runs during a 13-9 win Sunday at Toronto. Hardy had an RBI single in the seventh and ninth innings.

His two-out RBI single in the seventh tied the game at 9 and his one-out RBI single in the ninth gave Baltimore a 10-9 lead.

Hardy has hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games. He is batting .333 (18 for 54) with three doubles, eight RBI, nine runs, two walks and eight strikeouts in that span.

Unfortunately, Hardy has not homered in his last 31 games with at least one plate appearance, which is the sixth-longest home run drought of his career, according to Baseball-Reference.com.


Orioles' J.J. Hardy has 11-game hit streak snapped


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy went 0 for 4 in Friday's loss to Toronto.

The hitless day snapped an 11-game hitting streak for Hardy. 

Hardy hit .390 with .872 OPS over his streak. 


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy totals season-high three hits Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy had a season-high three hits -- all singles -- during a 19-3 rout of the Phillies on Tuesday. He added two runs, one RBI and one strikeout.

Hardy extended his season-long hit streak to nine games. He is batting .364 (12 for 33) with two doubles, six RBI, six runs, two walks and eight strikeouts in that span.

The longest hit streak of Hardy's career is 19 games, according to Baseball-Reference.com.


Orioles' J.J. Hardy extends hitting streak to eight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy went 1 for 3 with an RBI, his eleventh of the year. 

The hit extended Hardy's consecutive-games hitting streak to eight. He's hitting .310 over the streak with four runs and five RBI.


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy records two RBI in win over Red Sox


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/10/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy enjoyed his first multi-RBI game of the season in his team's 5-2 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Hardy went 1 for 3 with a double and a run scored. Hardy got the action started with a double to deep left center that scored Delmon Young in the second inning. He brought Young around again with a sacrifice fly to right field in the sixth inning.

Hardy is hitting .208 with two home runs and eight RBI in 101 at-bats this season.


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy not in Thursday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will be held out of his fourth-consecutive starting lineup for Thursday's game at Houston, reports MLB.com.

Hardy has not played since Sunday after sustaining an oblique injury. Hardy said he was feeling great Thursday and that he could play, but he was held out as a precaution.

The Orioles are the underdogs (+155) at Houston on Thursday.


Orioles' J.J. Hardy out of lineup Wednesday vs. Astros


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

Hardy has been sidelined since Sunday due to an oblique injury, but a recent MRI on the injured area came back clean. He took 30 swings and said he felt better on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

"It feels so much better than it did two days ago," Hardy said. "There's still some discomfort, but not nearly what it was two days ago."

Hardy is not expected to return to the lineup on Thursday but should be back in the lineup at some point this weekend. He has hit .190/.209/.274 with two home runs and six RBI in 84 at-bats.

"I'm hoping tomorrow [he plays], but it's probably not realistic," manager Buck Showalter said on Wednesday. "I just want him to be able to play without any mental restrictions or physical restrictions."

The Orioles are underdogs (+120) in Houston on Wednesday, per VegasInsider.com.


MRI comes back clean for Orioles' J.J. Hardy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy underwent an MRI on his injured oblique, which came back clean, per Baltimore Sun. Hardy, who has missed back-to-back games with the issue, has been listed as day to day moving forward, leaving his status up in the air for Wednesday's game in Houston.

"There's not the stuff you normally see there with an oblique, but there's still something," manager Buck Showalter said.


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy getting MRI for oblique injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will undergo an MRI for his oblique injury, manager Buck Showalter said on MLB Network on Tuesday. Hardy was held out of the starting lineup for a second straight game Tuesday against the Astros.

Hardy didn't make his season debut until May 7 due to a shoulder injury. He is batting just .190 in 23 games since coming off the disabled list.


Orioles' J.J. Hardy dealing with soreness in side


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Orioles manager Buck Showalter said J.J. Hardy was held out of Monday's lineup against the Astros because of soreness in his side, The Baltimore Sun.

The soreness is in his left side is near his oblique. Everth Cabrera started in his place for Monday's game. Hardy said he may have injured the area while taking extra swings to break out of a slump and he's concerned the issue could linger, reports MLB.com.

The Orioles are underdogs (+105) in Houston on Monday.


Orioles' J.J. Hardy out of lineup Monday vs. Astros


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Astros in Houston.

Hardy has started 23 of a possible 24 games since coming off the disabled list, but he'll get a break on Monday. Everth Cabrera will man shortstop and bat ninth.

The Orioles are underdogs (+105) in Houston, per VegasInsider.com.


Orioles' J.J. Hardy yet to hit stride offensively


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy went 1 for 5 in Sunday's 9-5 loss to the Rays to finish May with a .190/.209/.274 line along with two home runs and six RBI in 84 at-bats.

Hardy didn't make his season debut until May 7 due to a shoulder strain and he wasn't able to hit the ground running in May, homering twice in his first eight games but closing out the month with an average under .200. He hit .268/.309/.372 with nine home runs and 52 RBI in 529 at-bats in 2014.


Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy able to start on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/26/2015) 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
(5/25/2015) 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."