J. J. Hardy SS BAL 1 hour ago

Hardy departed Monday's win over the Astros with back tightness.

The shortstop left after going 1-for-3 with a single and a strikeout. Little information is known about the situation, so Hardy should be considered day-to-day until further notice.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 1 day ago

Hardy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore reports.

Manager Buck Showalter just wanted Hardy to receive some maintenance with the Orioles slated to play day games on Monday and Wednesday during their upcoming series against the Astros. Everth Cabrera will step in to man shortstop Sunday.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 1 week ago

Hardy was 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Angels on Friday night.

He returned to the lineup last week after missing the first few weeks of the season with a strained muscle in his shoulder. He is hitting just .214 but he does have a pair of home runs now, and appears to be fully healthy.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 2 weeks ago

Hardy was 1-for-3 with a walk and a pair of runs scored in a losing effort against the Yankees on Friday night.

Hardy appears to be back in good health, and has played in back-to-back games after coming off the disabled list Thursday. He should be good to get in your fantasy lineup for upcoming games.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 3 weeks ago

Hardy (shoulder) will start at shortstop and bat seventh in Thursday's game against the Yankees, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

Hardy is finally ready for his 2015 debut, following a three-game rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie. He went 4-for-12 during his brief stint in the minors, and he said earlier this week that his shoulder feels fine. With Hardy rejoining the team, Everth Cabrera will be knocked back to a utility role.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 3 weeks ago

Hardy (shoulder) could rejoin the team in time for Thursday's game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Hardy has reported feeling fine after starting a rehab assignment and appears to be nearing a return. Even if he's not ready to go by Thursday, an activation either Friday or over the weekend now seems likely at this point.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 3 weeks ago

Hardy (shoulder) "felt fine" after the first game of his rehab assignment Monday and is expected to play in the next two games at Double-A Bowie, Steve Melewski of MASN reports.

Hardy went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI on Monday. It remains to be seen when the Orioles will reactivate Hardy, but he will play at least two more games at Bowie before making his 2015 big league debut.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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.