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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%: 43/23 | Average Draft Position: 216.34
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Orioles' J.J. Hardy hits go-ahead run in 8th inning vs. Mariners


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Orioles infielder J.J. Hardy has had a hard time getting his bat going since returning to the club in early May due to a shoulder injury. 

Though he only recorded one hit in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Mariners, it proved to be a crucial one in the bottom of the eighth inning. Hardy hit a single to center field that scored Chris Davis from second, which would turn out to be the winning run for Baltimore. 

Hardy finished the game 1 for 4, which is the same line he's had in his previous two games. He's hitting only .196/.229/.348 this season. 


Shortstop J.J. Hardy provides the Orioles' only run in Friday's loss


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Shortstop J.J. Hardy delivered the only blow to Angels starter Jered Weaver on Friday, an eighth-inning solo home run in the Orioles' loss. 

Hardy, who did not debut this season until May 7 due to a shoulder injury, recorded both his second homer and second RBI of the season with the blast.


J.J. Hardy hits home run in Orioles' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot that drove in his first run of the year. 

Hardy, who started the season on the disabled list, went 2 for 4 to lift his average to .200. 


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy makes season debut Thursday vs. Yankees


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is making his season debut on Thursday against the Yankees. He is in the starting lineup, batting seventh for manager Buck Showalter. Hardy has missed the first month of the season after suffering a shoulder strain during spring training.

His return will push Everth Cabrera to a reserve role for the foreseeable future. The Orioles will be glad to have Hardy's bat and glove back in the lineup. He has five seasons of 20-plus home runs under his belt. Last season he hit .268 with just nine home runs, but he won his third consecutive Gold Glove at shortstop


Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy may join team Thursday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy may rejoin the team as early as Thursday from his rehab assignment, manager Buck Showalter said per the Baltimore Sun.

Hardy, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury, is scheduled to play his third rehab game Wednesday. He went 2 for 4 at the plate in his first rehab start on Monday.


Orioles will decide next step for Flaherty, Hardy after Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Orioles infielders Ryan Flaherty and J.J. Hardy are both in the Double-A lineup on Tuesday. Both players are expected to play again on Wednesday before the club determines the next step, according to the MLB.com. According to MASN Sports, manager Buck Showalter seems encouraged and is hoping to activate the two players this weekend.

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy goes 2 for 4 in first rehab appearance


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI in his first rehab start for Double-A Bowie on Monday. 

Hardy, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury, was happy to be back in action, according to MASN Sports.

"That was a good test today," Hardy said. "That and repetition and seeing how it feels tomorrow which I anticipate it being fine."

Hardy is taking things day by day, but could be able to return to the team as early as Thursday.

"It is definitely possible but I don't think anyone wants to get ahead of ourselves like that," Hardy said.


Orioles' Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy on schedule to return Friday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) The Orioles are on schedule to get back two injured infielders on Friday. 

Shortstop J.J. Hardy, on the DL with a shoulder injury, and second baseman Ryan Flaherty, on the DL with a groin injury, will both begin minor league rehab assignments at Double-A Bowie on Monday, per MASN Sports

Flaherty passed a final test by running the bases before Sunday's game. 

Hardy and Flaherty will play at Bowie Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Bowie's game Thursday is an 11 A.M. start time. Instead of playing in that game, they may travel to meet the team for the weekend's series in New York. 


Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy may report to rehab assignment Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy was able to take soft toss Saturday in Tampa Bay and may be ready to begin his rehab assignment Monday, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Hardy, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a left shoulder injury, was also able to take some live batting practice before the game. Manager Buck Showalter indicated Hardy would do more hitting drills Sunday before the team decides his next step. 

They will decide if he will report to Double-A Bowie Monday. Hardy has yet to play in a game this season with the injury.


Orioles' Hardy, Flaherty might start rehab assignments Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Orioles manager Buck Showalter is optimistic shortstop J.J. Hardy (shoulder) and infielder Ryan Flaherty (groin) could begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Monday, per The Baltimore Sun. Both players are on the 15-day disabled list.

Orioles SS J.J. Hardy takes swings, BP on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy took 15 swings during an early workout, and will take batting practice before Friday's game. Hardy will continue to take batting practice throughout the series against the Rays, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Hardy is recovering from a shoulder injury and has yet to appear in a game for the Orioles. He is hoping to begin a rehab assignment in the coming days, depending on how he feels following the workouts.


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy could be nearing a rehab assignment


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, who received a cortisone injection in his injured shoulder, took dry swings and did tee work prior to Wednesday's contest against the White Sox.

"I think the cortisone has worked," he said. "Start progressing more. Just doing more baseball activities and working up to the games."

He will accompany the club to Tampa this weekend in hopes of starting a minor-league rehab assignment, MASN Sports reports.

"Probably not for at least these three days down in Tampa, but hopefully right around there when we come back here after Tampa, it would be nice to go play somewhere," Hardy said.

"It's hard to say. Like I said last time, I thought two weekends ago was realistic and then it didn't work out. And then I figured this last weekend was going to be it and it didn't work out. So I'm really not putting a timetable on it, but I'm hoping. I'm hoping for it."


Orioles' J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will need 3-4 rehab games


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is expected to go through three-to-four rehab games following a cortisone injection he received in his injured shoulder, according to The Baltimore Sun

Hardy isn't expected to take part any activities until Wednesday, though. Then he'll begin the rehab process. it's expected for Hardy to be back with the Orioles in a week.  


Orioles' J.J. Hardy won't throw until Wednesday after cortisone shot


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy received a cortisone shot in his injured shoulder and will not be able to throw until Wednesday, manager Buck Showalter said per CSN Baltimore.

Hardy, who rejoined the team Saturday, is still on the 15-day DL with the shoulder injury and has not yet played in a rehab game on his road to recovery.


Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy inching closer to return


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Orioles shortstip J.J. Hardy rejoined his teammates Saturday in Baltimore and is reportedly feeling better, according to MLB.com.

Hardy, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a left shoulder strain, has yet to play in a rehab game and is still working with the team to determine his next step.

"I think he still feels just a little bit [on his swing]," bench coach John Russell, filling in for manager Buck Showalter, said on Saturday. "I can't go into a lot of detail. I'll let Buck handle more of that. I do know he's making very good progress, so knock on wood that's a good sign."


Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (shoulder) not ready to be cleared


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy needs to have two straight days without any pain in his shoulder before he is cleared to start playing in rehab games, reports SportsNet Mid-Atlantic.

Hardy has not played this season due to a shoulder strain and he has been working out with the team's Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk.


Orioles' J.J. Hardy working out with Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will work out with Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday, masnsports.com reports.

Hardy isn't expected to begin his rehab assignment Tuesday, so he will likely be limited to pregame workouts. He could begin his rehab assignment later this week. Hardy opened the season on the disabled list due to a shoulder strain.


Orioles' J.J. Hardy hits off tee, will hit in cage on Monday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy hit off a tee on Sunday. 

Hardy is on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury. He's expected to hit in the batting cage on Monday, per MASN Sports

"We knew it wasn't going to be really quick," said manager Buck Showalter. "We just want to get it right the first time. I just hope it's not something that lingers, but if it does, we'll wait."


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy could start rehab work next week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is expected to field grounders with the Double-A Bowie squad Friday and Saturday.

Hardy started taking batting practice on Wednesday for the first time since being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain. He could begin a minor-league assignment next week, if he makes it out of the weekend in Bowie without any reported setbacks, according to Comcast SportsNet Baltimore.


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy to work out at Double-A on Friday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy has not been cleared to play, but is scheduled to work out with the Double-A Bowie squad on Friday, according to MASN Sports on Thursday.

Hardy started taking batting practice on Wednesday for the first time since being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain. He remains day to day moving forward. Once he's cleared, he'll starts a minor-league rehab assignment for the Baysox.


Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy takes first full batting practice Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is scheduled to take his first full batting practice Wednesday since being placed on the 15-day DL with a shoulder strain, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Hardy could begin his rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie in the next few days if he is able to hit a full batting practice on consecutive days. 


Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy to hit soft toss Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is scheduled to hit soft toss Monday, but is still a couple of days from heading to his rehab assignment, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Hardy, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury, could continue to take soft toss for a few days before taking batting practice later in the week. 


J.J. Hardy could get into minor-league games next week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy took dry swings with a fungo bat on Thursday. He will graduate to his bat on Friday in hopes of getting into minor-league rehab games as early as Tuesday, according to the Baltmore Sun.

"I don't really feel it doing everyday stuff, but yesterday I felt it taking off my jacket," Hardy said, per MASN Sports. "Just little things that I'm not thinking about. I fling my arm or my coat open and I'm like, 'Ah!'

"When it first happened I couldn't (reach across to) wash my shoulder over here. So it's stuff like that where I go, 'I feel better today,' because I can wash my shoulder."

Hardy, who is on the 15-day DL with a shoulder strain, remains without a timetable for return.


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will swing a bat Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will swing a bat Friday, manager Buck Showalter said Thursday. Hardy, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury, has been taking dry swings.

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy pushes back taking swings


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will take Wednesday off for rest and take dry swings Thursday, reports MASN Sports.

Hardy, who is on the 15-day DL with a shoulder strain, needs to take swings as the final step of his rehab before returning to the field. Ryan Flaherty and Everth Cabrera will continue to split time at shortstop until he returns.