DTDJ.J. Hardy
SS BAL
4 days ago

Hardy's tests on his back came back clean, according to manager Buck Showalter, and he could be able to play in exhibition games by March 10, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran underwent an MRI and a CT scan this week after starting to experience some back discomfort in late January. Fortunately, the tests didn't reveal anything worrisome, so Hardy will likely rest for the time being before resuming baseball activities later in spring training.

DTDJ.J. Hardy
SS BAL
5 days ago

Hardy has undergone an MRI and CT scan on his back and has one more test coming, but he's not concerned with the injury, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hardy said the pain started on Jan. 27, around the time of the Orioles' FanFest convention. The shortstop is aiming to be ready for baseball activities on March 1 so he can be ready for Opening Day. AL-only players should keep tabs on Hardy's progress before considering him as a midrange shortstop.

DTDJ.J. Hardy
SS BAL
5 days ago

Hardy received an MRI on his back and will undergo more tests Friday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This explains Hardy's absence from workouts since the O's began camp. Various injuries have contributed to him missing 95 games over the last two seasons, and his latest setback is worth watching. If he were to miss extended time again this year, Manny Machado may preserve shortstop eligibility for 2018 fantasy leagues.

DTDJ.J. Hardy
SS BAL
5 months ago

Hardy went 3-for-4 with an RBI infield single and run in Friday's 5-4 victory over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old shortstop has been on a tear, with Friday's production bringing his September line to .370/.442/.565. Hardy has multi-hit efforts in four of his last seven games, and has hit safely in six of those contests overall. He's already exceeded his August RBI total of 10 in just 14 September games as well.

DTDJ.J. Hardy
SS BAL
5 months ago

Hardy went 1-for-2 with two walks and a three-run homer in Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Hardy's second-inning blast over the Green Monster was his ninth of the season, and his first since Aug. 29. The 34-year-old veteran struggled to a .211 average in August, but appears to have figured things out in September. Through 11 games this month, Hardy is 11-for-36 (.306) with six extra-base hits, seven RBI and five runs.

DTDJ.J. Hardy
SS BAL
6 months ago

Hardy went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in Monday's game against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Hardy's third-inning shot was his eighth of the season, and his first since hitting two in a game versus Houston on Aug. 18. Although he put together a solid effort Monday, the shortstop has been in a devastating slump recently that can't be overshadowed. Entering Monday's game, Hardy was just 4-for-33 over his previous 10 games.

DTDJ.J. Hardy
SS BAL
6 months ago

Hardy went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored versus the Astros on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Hardy's had a hard time staying healthy this season -- just 73 games -- but he's provided excellent defense and a league-average bat. His power showed signs of slowing down the past two seasons, but the 34-year-old's slugging percentage (.430) has jumped dramatically in 2016, making him a fantasy option in deeper leagues.

DTDJ.J. Hardy
SS BAL
6 months ago

Hardy is out of the lineup Thursday at the Athletics, MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hardy will catch a breather for the first time since July 24. He has rebounded nicely after a couple of paltry seasons at the plate and is slashing .278/.314/.411. The batting average would be the second best of his career, the OBP would be his best since 2011 and the SLG is his best since hitting 25 home runs in 2013. Still, Hardy's power has not returned as he has just five home runs on the season.

DTDJ.J. Hardy
SS BAL
7 months ago

Hardy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hardy has sported a hot bat since the All-Star break, going 12-for-33 (.364 average) at the dish with a homer and four RBI. The shortstop will turn 34 years old in August, so Orioles skipper Buck Showalter will likely look to rest him occasionally down the stretch in order to preserve Hardy for a potential postseason run. Ryan Flaherty will cover shortstop for Hardy on Sunday.

DTDJ.J. Hardy
SS BAL
7 months ago

Hardy went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The Orioles' shortsop was the difference in the game, blasting a 399-foot shot to left field with Matt Wieters aboard in the fourth to open the scoring. The round-tripper was Hardy's second in the last three games, and extended his hitting streak to nine games. The 33-year-old has multi-hit efforts in four contests over that span as well, and is slashing .333/.350/.590 over 39 at-bats in July.