J. J. Hardy SS BAL 1 day ago

Hardy (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment Monday at Double-A Bowie, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Hardy is expected to play in three games for Bowie before the Orioles decide on the next course of action. He's yet to play this season after suffering a shoulder strain late in spring training.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 3 days ago

Hardy (shoulder) may make his first rehab appearance as soon as Monday, MASN Sports reports.

The length of Hardy's rehab assignment is in question, but it will probably be about a week since he has not played since March. Hardy is not taking batting practice, fielding and throwing, so he is doing all the necessary baseball activities and Monday's target date seems like a good bet.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 5 days ago

Hardy (shoulder) will take some dry swings and do tee work Wedensday, and will travel with the team this weekend before possibly going on a rehab assignment next week, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Hardy's shoulder reportedly feels better following a cortisone shot Saturday, and it appears as though he may finally be nearing a rehab assignment. The veteran shortstop hasn't played in a game yet this season, but Everth Cabrera - who was added in the offseason - has filled in during his absence. However, Hardy should secure the everyday duties at shortstop once he returns.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 1 week ago

Hardy (shoulder) hopes to hit later in the week and then begin a rehab assignment, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Earlier reports pegged Wednesday as a possible start date for Hardy's rehab assignment, but it appears now that it may come later in the week. Whenever he is able to begin a minor league stint, Hardy will likely need only three or four games before rejoining the big league club.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 1 week ago

Hardy (shoulder) won't begin a rehab assignment until at least Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

It was reported earlier in the day that Hardy would require around three or four rehab games before he would be activated from the DL, so based on that timetable, it doesn't sound like the shortstop would be able to return to the Orioles until next week at the earliest. Everth Cabrera remains Hardy's primary replacement at shortstop until further notice.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 1 week ago

Hardy (shoulder) will likely need 3-4 rehab games to return to the Orioles, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

The Orioles' Triple-A affiliate Norfolk has a four-game series starting Monday that Hardy could use for rehab, which would allow a May 1 return at the latest. Hardy hasn't seen a major-league field since spring training, so there could be a rusty period though.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 1 week ago

Hardy (shoulder) is headed back to Baltimore after his planned batting practice session with Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday was canceled due to rain, David Hall of the Virginian-Pilot reports.

There was some hope that Hardy would be able to start up with a rehab assignment with Norfolk if all went well in batting practice, but mother nature had other plans. Hardy is expected to continue his workouts with the major league club for now, but the team may send him back out to an affiliate in short order. Hardy has yet to play this season due to a left shoulder injury.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 1 week ago

Hardy (shoulder) may play for Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday night depending on how well his morning batting practice session goes, David Hall of The Virginia-Pilot reports.

Hardy is currently listed on the 15-day DL as he continues to work his way back from a strained muscle under his shoulder blade. Further news on Hardy should be released sometime ahead of Norfolk's game on Saturday.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 1 week ago

Manager Buck Showalter indicated a desire for Hardy (shoulder) to go on a rehab assignment at some point next week, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

Hardy continues to wait until his shoulder remains pain free for multiple days, which apparently hasn't happened yet. His time on a rehab assignment likely won't last too long, but it sounds like a late-April or early-May return is the aim.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 2 weeks ago

Hardy (shoulder) will join Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday to field grounders and take batting practice, David Hall of the Virginian-Pilot reports.

While Hardy is not expected to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday, his move from Baltimore to Norfolk indicates that he's getting closer. It's also a good sign that he'll take batting practice, as he has recently been limited to hitting off a tee and fielding ground balls. The Orioles likely still hope to have Hardy back by the end of April, or at the very least, early in May.