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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%: 74/58 | Average Draft Position: 127.73
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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.


J.J. Hardy could be back in lineup Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy did not return to the lineup Tuesday against the Blue Jays, missing a second straight start due to a hamstring injury.

Hardy did some running and fielded some grounders Tuesday. He said his hamstring feels much better and hopes to be back in the lineup Wednesday.


J.J. Hardy absent from Monday's lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy did not make it into the starting lineup Monday at Boston after leaving Sunday's game with a strained right hamstring. Ryan Flaherty started in his absence Monday.

Hardy is batting .316 (6 for 19) with two doubles and four RBI in his last five games.


J.J. Hardy exits game with hamstring strain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy was removed from Sunday's contest against the Red Sox in Boston with a strained right hamstring. 

Hardy left the game in the top of the seventh inning due to the injury and was replaced by Stephen Lombardozzi. He hit a sacrifice fly in the opening frame and finished 1 for 2 with an RBI before the injury. He is hitting .256 with four RBI i 43 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Monday's series finale against Boston.


J.J. Hardy back in starting lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is batting sixth in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

Hardy has been out since last Saturday while dealing with a back issue, but an MRI on the injured area came back clean Friday. He's 5 for 15 with no extra-base hits.


J.J. Hardy set to return Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is expected to return to the starting lineup Saturday against Toronto, MLB.com on Friday. Hardy underwent an MRI on his injured back, which came back clean.

"The MRI turned out pretty good, so they injected it," manager Buck Showalter said. "Usually there's a 24-hour period to let the medication do its work. Just thought it'd be prudent after talking to [orthopedic surgeon] Dr. [Michael] Jacobs and everybody to get the full effect. He is available to play tonight, and I would use him if I have to."

J.J.Hardy, David Lough still out for Orioles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (back) will miss his sixth straight game and left fielder David Lough also remains sidelined Friday night against Toronto.

Hardy is expecting to return for the Saturday game, per the Baltimore Sun.


Lingering back issue keeps J.J. Hardy out again


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) A back injury has sidelined Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy Wednesday for the third straight game. He had been hoping to play the American League East clash against the Yankees, but he should return soon.

J.J. Hardy hopes to return to lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy hopes to return to the starting lineup for Wednedsay's game against the Yankees, MLB.com reports.

Hardy doesn't appear to be headed to the disabled list as a result of his back injury. He's 5 of 15 in four games this season.


J.J. Hardy 'very close' to returning


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is "very close" to returning to the starting lineup, according to MASN.

Manager Buck Showalter said Hardy could be available off the bench Tuesday if needed. It sounds like his back is feeling better after a few days off. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback, Hardy could be back in the lineup this week.


J.J. Hardy sitting out again Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is not in the team's starting lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.

Hardy was able to play Sunday, but has missed a number of games now due to the injury. He'll be replaced by Ryan Flaherty at short. It's unclear if Hardy will need a stint on the disabled list due to his back issues. 


J.J. Hardy not scheduled for tests on his back


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is not scheduled to undergo tests on his back, according to MASN.

Hardy's back locked up on him while fielding ground balls Sunday. He still played in Sunday's game, but was held out Monday. Hardy did not participate in any drills Monday, and said he wasn't sure whether he would play in Tuesday's game.

Despite that, the team will not send Hardy for additional tests. Manager Buck Showalter said his concern for Hardy, on a scale of 1 to 10 was a one. Hardy has hit .333 in four games.


J.J. Hardy out again Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is not in the lineup again Monday, according to MASN.

Hardy's back has improved, but not enough for him to play Monday. Hardy said he's frustrated with the injury, adding he felt really healthy during spring training. It's unclear how long the injury will keep Hardy out of action. 


J.J. Hardy out again due to back spasms


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy was a late scratch Sunday against the Tigers due to back spasms. However, Hardy said it was in a different spot than the back spasm that held him out Friday.

Hardy is batting .333 (5 for 15) with no extra-base hits or RBI through four games.


J.J. Hardy returns Saturday to lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) A neck spasm that sidelined Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy on Friday will not do the same Saturday in Detroit. Hardy is in the starting lineup.

Hardy has three hits on the season, but none for extra bases.


J.J. Hardy expects to play Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy said he expects to play Saturday, according to MLB.com.

Hardy said he's dealing with a light spasm in his back. The injury was initially ruled a neck spasm. He'll miss Friday's game, but that's all. Hardy has three hits through three games.