J. J. Hardy SS BAL 39 Mins

J.J. Hardy is back in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.

It's his first start since he suffered a right hamstring strain on Sunday night. Hardy returns to a .256/.267/.302 batting line with no homers and four RBI. The O's are also getting Matt Wieters (forearm) back in the lineup after he missed Tuesday's contest.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 24 Hrs

J.J. Hardy (hamstring) is out of the Orioles' starting lineup again on Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Hardy suffered a mild strain of his right hamstring on Sunday night. He is aiming to return Wednesday.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 2 Days

J.J. Hardy (hamstring) is not in the Orioles' starting lineup on Monday against the Red Sox.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 3 Days

J.J. Hardy was removed from Sunday night's game against the Red Sox due to a strained right hamstring.

He grabbed at the back of the hamstring while running to first base. He's being considered day-to-day and shouldn't require a trip to the disabled list.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 11 Days

J.J. Hardy (back) has returned to the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday.

Hardy was forced to miss six of the last seven games due to the back ailment, but has reported significant improvement the past few days. He's 5-for-15 (.333) with no extra-base hits in the four games he's played thus far.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 12 Days

J.J. Hardy (back) expects to be back in the Orioles' lineup Saturday.

Hardy isn't starting Friday for the sixth time in the last seven games, but he took some grounders pre-game and is slated to take batting practice, as well. As long as he doesn't have a setback, he should be back in there against Drew Hutchison and the Blue Jays on Saturday.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 12 Days

J.J. Hardy (back) remained out of the Orioles' lineup Friday.

Hardy had been hoping to return Friday, but he's now missed six of the last seven games (with an off day mixed in) due to stiffness in his back. There's been no indication that a trip to the disabled list is a possibility, but obviously Hardy will have to show some improvement soon.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 14 Days

J.J. Hardy (back) is out of the Orioles' starting lineup again on Wednesday against the Yankees.

Hardy has now missed four straight games with stiffness in his back. He is aiming to return to action Friday, after Thursday's scheduled team off day. Ryan Flaherty will start at shortstop and Steve Lombardozzi will play second base Wednesday night against the Yanks.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 15 Days

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that J.J. Hardy (back) could be an option off the bench Tuesday.

Hardy is out of the lineup for a third straight day with back stiffness, but he's feeling a lot better. Look for him to return to the lineup Wednesday.

J. J. Hardy SS BAL 15 Days

J.J. Hardy (back) is out of the Orioles' lineup again Tuesday against the Yankees.

Hardy is currently dealing with back stiffness and this is the third straight game he has missed. Ryan Flaherty will fill in at shortstop once again.