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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: 128.81
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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.


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.