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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%: 73/53 | Average Draft Position: 210.89
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Orioles' J.J. Hardy likely to miss Opening Day with shoulder injury


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) The Orioles are not expected to have shortstop J.J. Hardy for Opening Day next week due to his shoulder injury, according to MASNsports.com. 

Hardy received an enhanced MRI on Monday, which revealed his shoulder's inflammation will need more time to recover. He has been diagnosed with a subscapularis strain. Orioles manager Buck Showalter was previously hopeful that Hardy could return to the lineup by Friday. 

Now it's possible that Hardy could begin the season on the disabled list. Results of an arthrogram place an estimated return date for April 11. He will not be able to participate in baseball activities for 10 days. 

"It's nothing serious," Showalter said, via MLB.com. "It could be a DL, but nothing that will reach into May. What they expected to find there, they found. It was just a matter of how long they thought it would be prudent to wait to clear it all the way up.

"That's some pretty good news, all things considered. We're still optimistic. What would be un-optimistic would be something that required surgery or was longer than the time frame we're thinking."


Orioles hoping SS J.J. Hardy (shoulder) returns by Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday that he'd like to see shortstop J.J. Hardy (shoulder) back in the lineup no later than Friday, MLB.com reports.

"Friday at the latest," Showalter said. "Figure a couple days to quiet down from this, Thursday being a work day and then Friday. He could play two games. Let's just get the report first, [but two games is] enough. He'll get a game or two under his belt. He was having as good a spring as you could possibly have."

Hardy is awating the results of Monday's enhanced MRI. He injured his shoulder diving for a ground ball Friday.


Orioles' J.J. Hardy headed for MRA, aiming to stay off DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is scheduled to undergo an MRA (magnetic resonance angiogram) on his left shoulder Monday, per MLB.com.

An MRA is a type of MRI scan that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to provide pictures of blood vessels inside the body, according to WebMD.com.

“I feel much better today than I did yesterday and I felt much better yesterday than I did the day before,” said Hardy, who suffered the injury while diving for a baseball in Friday’s spring game.

Hardy is optimistic his latest injury won't require a trip to the disabled list.

“At this point, the way I feel, the way that it improved over the last few days, yeah, I feel pretty good about it,” he said.


Orioles' J.J. Hardy's shoulder doing much better


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Orioles infielder J.J. Hardy is doing much better, following his collision on Friday. 

Hardy injured his left shoulder in the incident and is sitting out the weekend's games. On Sunday, manager Buck Showalter said that the shoulder is "much better", per MASN's Roch Kubatko.


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy could sit out the weekend with sore shoulder


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is expected to rest on Saturday because of a sore shoulder. He suffered the injury during a second-inning collision with second baseman Jonathan Schoop on Friday. Hardy took an anti-inflammatory pill to relieve the soreness in his non-throwing shoulder, and is scheduled for an MRA exam on Monday, per the Baltimore Sun and MASN Sports.

"It's my first anti-inflammatory pill I've taken all spring. I was trying to make it all the way through spring," Hardy said. "I don't know what it's going to be like."

Hardy is hitting .233 (7 for 30) this spring.

"I think everyone kind of anticipated it being more sore today than yesterday so I don't know. I don't know what their plan is," Hardy said. "I don't think I'm going to do much today. We'll probably just treat it as much as we can and go from there and see what the next step is."


J.J. Hardy exits spring game after collision with Jonathan Schoop


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy suffered a shoulder injury during a second-inning collision with second baseman Jonathan Schoop on Friday, according to MLB.com. Manager Buck Showalter removed him from the game and will evaluate him on Saturday.

"I was kind of falling, diving at the same time just to knock that ball down and keep it in the infield and then I think Schoopy was doing the same thing," Hardy said. "We kind of collided. It wasn't bad. My glasses came down, my hat, all that stuff, but nothing was ... It was no big deal."


Orioles' Hardy reveals back injury was a major hindrance in 2014


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy revealed at the team's FanFest he played a good portion of last year with a back injury that bothered him more than he let on during the 2014 season, per MASNsports.com.

Hardy had averaged about 26 home runs per season from 2011-13 before managing just nine home runs in '14. He went a career-long 339 at-bats without a homer at one point last season before snapping the slump June 21 against the Yankees.

"It happened so early last year that it was a constant battle to get my core strong enough to where I didn't feel it," Hardy said. "Maybe two months of the year I actually felt normal. The rest of the time was a grind. But I've been able to strengthen my core pretty good this offseason with my workouts."


Orioles announce three-year extension for J.J. Hardy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) The Orioles announced the contract extension of shortstop J.J. Hardy via Twitter on Thursday. Hardy agreed to a three-year extension with an option for 2018. Hardy has been with the Orioles since 2011, winning a pair of Gold Gloves. He hit .268 with a .372 slugging percentage, .682 OPS, nine home runs, 28 doubles and 52 RBI in 141 games this season for Baltimore. 

Contract extension for Orioles SS J.J. Hardy worth around $40 million


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Shortstop J.J. Hardy has agreed to a contract extension with the Orioles for around $40 million for three years, a source told CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Hardy was headed for free agency in the offseason.

Hardy hit .268 with a .372 slugging percentage, .682 OPS, nine home runs, 28 doubles and 52 RBI in 141 games this season for Baltimore. It was the first time in four seasons he had less than 20 home runs and the second time in his career he struck out (104) more than 100 times.

Hardy is a career .261 hitter with a .422 slugging percentage, .734 OPS, 167 home runs and 579 RBI in 1,259 regular season games. He is a two-time All-Star and won AL Gold Gloves in 2012 and 2013.


Report: J.J. Hardy close to contract extension with Orioles


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) The Orioles are close to an agreement on a contract extension with shortstop J.J. Hardy, sources told FOX Sports. The deal is believed to be three years with an option for a fourth year, and the value of the deal would exceed $40 million.

The deal is expected to be announced Thursday. Hardy was set to become a free agent in the offseason.


J.J. Hardy ready to roll Friday for Orioles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) On the same day the Orioles lost first baseman Chris Davis to suspension, they welcomed shortstop J.J. Hardy back from a back injury. He is set to start in Game 1 of their Friday doubleheader against the Yankees.

Hardy had been out for a week. He returns with just nine home runs after slugging at least 22 in each of the last three years. But he does own a respectable .281/.320/.392 stat line.


J.J. Hardy's MRI comes back clean; aiming for Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) The MRI taken on Orioles infielder J.J. Hardy's back came back negative, manager Buck Showalter told reporters Tuesday.

Hardy's MRI showed no damage, but he did receive a cortisone injection in his lower back. Showalter expects Hardy to possibly be available beginning Friday against the Yankees. He has not played since last Friday.  


J.J. Hardy leaves to have back examined


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, who was out of the lineup for a third straight game Monday because of back spasms, will leave the team to have his back examined Tuesday in Baltimore, according to MLB.com. He's expected to miss the team's three-game series in Boston.

J.J. Hardy not in lineup after all


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy was out of the lineup for a third straight game because of back spasms Monday at Boston. Hardy had said he planned to return Monday. Ryan Flaherty once again got the start in his absence.

Hardy also missed Tuesday's game with back spasms. Despite the ongoing issue, he's batting .296 (8 for 27) with a homer in his last eight games.


Hitters to start in Week 24


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 24 (Sept. 8-14)? Russell Martin, Matt Adams, Scooter Gennett, Luis Valbuena, J.J. Hardy and Mookie Betts are just of the few of the ones I recommend in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.

To find out why, be sure to check it out.


J.J. Hardy sitting due to back issues


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) J.J. Hardy was out of the Orioles' starting lineup for Sunday's game at the Rays. He continues to deal with back spasms, which led him to miss last Tuesday's series opener against the Reds. Hardy told MASNsports.com he expects he will be ready to return to action on Monday at the Red Sox.

Ryan Flaherty got the start at shortstop on Sunday in place of Hardy.


J.J. Hardy ready to roll again for Orioles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy has returned to action for the Wednesday night game against visiting Cincinnati. He left the Monday game with back spasms.

Hardy returns with a stat line of .280/.317/.393.


J.J. Hardy expected to return Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy should return Wednesday, according to the Baltimore Sun

Hardy was sidelined Tuesday due to back spasms. The injury is not considered serious, and manager Buck Showalter believes Hardy will return to action Wednesday. Hardy is hitting .280/.317/.393 over 471 at-bats. 


J.J. Hardy sidelined by back injury Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds, after leaving Monday's game with a back injury. He is day to day at this point. 

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.