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. 

Jonathan Herrera to have season-ending surgery
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Red Sox infielder Jonathan Herrera will have season-ending surgery, according to WEEI. 

Herrera will have bone chips removed from his elbow. He's hoping to be ready to play during winter ball. Herrera hit .233 over 90 at-bats in the majors. 

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. 

Jed Lowrie officially hits the DL
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) The Athletics placed infielder Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list, as expected, Friday, due to a fractured finger.

Lowrie suffered the injury more than a week ago but has been trying to play through it. After struggling with the injury in Wednesday's game, he made the decision to go on the disabled list Thursday, and expects to be out 2-3 weeks while recovering.  

Jed Lowrie expects to hit DL with finger injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie has planned to play through a fractured right index finger, but he told the San Francisco Chronicle Thursday he now expects to go on the disabled list.

Lowrie, who is just two days removed from saying he would try to play through the injury, changed his tone Thursday, saying he cannot help the team with the injury. He got a few days off in recent days which did not help, so a disabled list trip is his next move. A timetable for his recovery is not yet known. 

Lowrie has been dealing with the injury since Aug. 5, and was just 2 for 15 over five games since he first suffered the injury. 

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.

Jed Lowrie to play through fractured finger
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie underwent an MRI on his right index finger that revealed a fracture, but he plans to continue to play through the injury, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Lowrie has been receiving regular rest to help with the injured finger. He has hit .238/.317/.354 with five home runs and 42 RBI in 404 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. 

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