J.J. Hardy 2 | Shortstop

Baltimore Orioles

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Mon. Apr 14, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Hardy collected three hits Monday night, knocking in a run and scoring two more. Impact: Hardy has missed some time already this season, but is faring well at the plate through his first 28 at-bats. His double in the third inning accounted for his first RBI of the year.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Hardy (back) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports. Impact: Hardy was hoping to return to the lineup Friday, but the team ended up holding him out for a sixth time in seven games. It seems the decision was largely precautionary, with the thought process likely being that one extra day would go a long way in assuring his health moving forward.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Hardy (back) is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports. Impact: Hardy said earlier this week that he was feeling better and expected to play Friday, but apparently this isn't the case. Hardy will be out of the lineup for his fifth consecutive game, though him being available off the bench hasn't been ruled out yet.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Hardy (back) expects to return to the lineup Saturday, The Baltimore Sun reports. Impact: Hardy will sit out Friday for the sixth time in seven games, but he felt good enough to play Friday, and is hoping that one more day of rest helps ensure he is completely healthy. Hardy's status for Saturday's game will ultimately be determined when they release their lineup prior to game time.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Hardy (back) expects to play Friday, MASNsports.com reports. Impact: Hardy said that felt "much better" Wednesday than he did at any point Tuesday, and added that he will be available off the bench Wednesday. He's out of the lineup for the fifth time in the past six games, but Hardy seems confident that he'll be able to do some on-field work during Thursday's off day and will get the green light to play Friday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Hardy (back) remains out of the starting lineup Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports. Impact: Hardy was hoping to return Wednesday, but evidently the training staff still hasn't given him the green light. He's sitting for the fifth time in the last six games, but the 31-year-old has been encouraged by his recent progress, so perhaps he'll be a go after Thursday's off day.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Hardy (back) progressed nicely Tuesday and is hopeful that he'll be able to start Wednesday at the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports. Impact: Tuesday's absence from the lineup will mark Hardy's fourth in the last five games due to lower back spasms, but after making strides in his recovery, he seems as if he'll avoid a stint on the disabled list. Ryan Flaherty has been holding down the fort at shortstop in Hardy's stead, and if the status quo reigns -- taking health into account -- the latter will push Flaherty back to a utility infield role.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Hardy (back) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, according to MASN's Roch Kubatko. Impact: Hardy will miss his third game in a row and fourth in the last five. There is still no indication the Orioles are considering a DL stint, but any more of a prolonged absence and it could become an option. A following tweet from Kubatko noted Hardy is likely available off the bench Tuesday and manager Buck Showalter said he is close to being able to start, so he could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Hardy (back) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Impact: Hardy has now missed three of the Orioles' last four contests due to different issues with back and neck spasms, which has to be frustrating for the 31-year-old. He says that his back had been feeling better prior to Monday's tilt, but there remains some stiffness there, so the Orioles chose to rest him another day. Ryan Flaherty will once again take on shortstop duties, while Jonathan Schoop mans the hot corner.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Hardy returned to action Saturday, going 0 for 5 in a 2-1, 12-inning win over Toronto. Impact: Hardy is batting 5 for 20 without an extra-base hit so far this season.(STATS, 1:06am)
Apr 6, 2014
News: Hardy's status for Monday's matchup with the Yankees remains up in the air, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports. Impact: Hardy was a late scratch from Sunday's game after he experienced back spasms during pre-game warmups. He was able to field grounders before the game, but after he began experiencing back discomfort, he called it quits before taking batting practice. The Orioles currently don't have plans for any further tests, so they will continue to hope that rest is able to remedy the issue until further notice.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Hardy (back) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports. Impact: Hardy was originally penciled in to start at shortstop, but was scratched after experiencing a back spasm that forced him to exit batting practice. This back spasm is different from what kept him out of the lineup Friday, however. Ryan Flaherty will get the start at shortstop in his place and will likely continue to see playing time there while Hardy is sidelined.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Hardy (back) is in Saturday's lineup against the Tigers, MASN Sports reports. Impact: Hardy missed a game with back spasms, but it appears the injury is no longer an issue just one day later. He rarely misses time, so as long as that report is accurate, he should be in the lineup nearly everyday going forward.(RotoWire, )
J.J. Hardy
2014 Season
AVG
.270
HR
0
RBI
3
RUNS
4
Bio
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 190  Age: 31
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 8/19/1982, Tucson, Arizona
College: None
Debut: 2005
Salary: $7,916,666
Injury Status
No Current Injury