Latest Update J.J. Hardy (back) said he expects to play in the first game on Friday Fri Sep, 12, 10:08 AM
An intense player, he has good power and run-producing qualities from the shortstop position. In the field, he boasts a very strong arm and sound instincts for the position.
Flaws: : Strikes out too much and is also prone to nasty hitting slumps that hurt his overall value at the dish. Is also somewhat injury-prone. Isn't much of a base-stealer.
Baby steps, J.J., baby steps. With the Orioles looking like they are playoff bound this year, there's no reason to push Hardy too much and have him out there for both ends of the doubleheader. The team will continue to be cautious with him so they don't have to sit there with Ryan Flaherty at shortstop for their first playoff series.Analyst: Howard Bender
Hardy is out again Tuesday and will likely miss Wednesday as well while this cortisone shot settles in. Ryan Flaherty continues to fill in at shortstop.Analyst: Howard Bender
Hardy sat out Sunday with his back spasm issue and it looks like it's carrying over to Monday. Ryan Flaherty is at shortstop for the Orioles.Analyst: Howard Bender