J.J. Hardy is  not in the Orioles' starting lineup on Friday.

Hardy (back) thought that he would be able to return Friday, but obviously the trainers saw something they didn't like and opted to hold him out for another day. This will be the fifth-straight game that he's missed, although they haven't ruled him out as a potential bat off the bench just yet. The Orioles will continue with the same infield configuration they've used since Hardy first went down.ANALYST: Howard Bender Mobile App