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June 18, 2019 05:16 PM
J.J. Hardy: Career likely over
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy declined to admit that he's retired from professional baseball, but the 36-year-old recently acknowledged that he's not actively pursuing any playing opportunities, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports. "I guess it would probably take a lot, but I'm not going to go out there and say that I'm completely done," Hardy said. "If you look at it realistically, probably. But I'm not going to come out and say it."

Hardy hasn't appeared in an MLB game since October 2017 and didn't even land an invitation to big-league spring training either of the past two years. At this point, Hardy would probably have to revive his career in the independent ranks if he were serious about playing, but that's an unlikely outcome for a player who made more than $80 million over parts of 13 seasons in the big leagues. Hardy won three Gold Gloves and earned two All-Star nods while batting .256 over 1,561 career regular-season contests with the Brewers, Twins and Orioles.

November 3, 2017 05:56 PM
J.J. Hardy: Orioles decline club option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baltimore decided to decline Hardy's $14 million club option for the 2018 season, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Hardy will get a $2 million buyout from the team and becomes a free agent heading into this winter. The shortstop only played in 73 games this year due to a broken wrist that kept him out from late June to early September, and he wound up slashing just .217/.255/.323 with four home runs and 24 RBI when he was on the field. The 35-year-old will look to latch on with a new organization in the coming months, although his days as a starting shortstop may have come to an end.

September 16, 2017 12:52 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Receives first start since June
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy is in the starting nine for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

Although Hardy was reinstated from the disabled list (wrist) over a week ago, the shortstop hasn't received any playing time since his return to the active roster. The 35-year-old will be back at his typical spot in the field while hitting out of the seventh spot for Saturday's affair. Over the course of the 2017 season, Hardy is slashing .211/.248/.308 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 64 games.

September 9, 2017 08:28 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Reinstated from disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy (wrist) was activated from the 60-day DL prior to Friday's game against the Indians.

Hardy has been on the shelf since June 19 with a broken wrist but is finally ready to rejoin the big-league club after a long recovery, which included nine rehab appearances with Triple-A Norfolk. In a corresponding move, Baltimore designated Andrew Faulkner for assignment. While Hardy's presence should add extra depth to the middle of the infield, his impact may wind up being minimal through the rest of the season, since Tim Beckham has locked down the job at short for the club since coming over at the trade deadline.

September 7, 2017 12:52 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Tests elbow prior to Thursday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy (wrist, elbow) was able to complete pregame throwing and hitting drills Thursday, The Baltimore Sun's Eduardo A. Encina reports.

If all goes well, Hardy could be reinstated from the 60-day DL ahead of Friday's game in Cleveland. The shortstop has been out since mid-June with a fractured right wrist, but has experienced some elbow discomfort following a rehab assignment. Upon his return, it's likely that Hardy will settle into a bench role behind Tim Beckham.

September 3, 2017 04:12 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Trending toward Friday return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy (wrist) is expected to return from the 60-day disabled list this week and could play as soon as Friday against the Yankees, Brittany Ghiroli of reports.

It's possible that the Orioles will activate Hardy from the DL prior to the weekend series with the Yankees, but it's not expected he'll play in any of the remaining four contests of the homestand before the team heads to the Bronx. Hardy, who has been sidelined since June 18 with a fractured right wrist, has fully healed from the injury but experienced some minor elbow discomfort after completing his rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday. He treated the injury with a cortisone injection and will go through a workout Sunday and Monday, at which point it should be clarified when exactly he'll come off the DL. With Tim Beckham having stabilized the shortstop spot since being acquired from the Rays on July 31, Hardy looks like he'll be in store for a bench role upon returning to the Orioles.

September 2, 2017 12:36 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Likely out a few more days
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy (wrist/elbow) is expected to miss a few more days after having an injection to treat tennis elbow-like symptoms, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Hardy is currently on the 60-day disabled list while working his way back from a fractured wrist. He was initially expected to rejoin the team Friday, but this latest setback will push back his arrival by a few days, per manager Buck Showalter. The O's haven't provided a concrete timetable, but it seems likely that Hardy will return to action sometime next week. Prior to the wrist injury, Hardy was hitting just .211 with 21 RBI in 64 games.

September 1, 2017 03:12 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Will rejoin Orioles on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy (wrist) will return from the 60-day DL on Friday, David Hall of the Virginia-Pilot reports.

Hardy has played eight games for Triple-A Norfolk in the last 10 days, and appears to be nearing full health as his rehab assignment comes to an end. The shortstop has been out since the middle of June while recovering from a fractured wrist and a broken rib, but should provide solid depth to Baltimore's infield upon his arrival.

August 30, 2017 10:08 AM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Homers in rehab game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy (wrist) homered Monday in his seventh rehab appearance for Triple-A Norfolk. He is batting .263 with three RBI.

Hardy remains on track to rejoin the O's in the very near future once rosters expand. His role on the team is still in question, though, as manager Buck Showalter hasn't tipped his hand when it comes to who will play shortstop. Tim Beckham has been on fire in 27 games since being traded from Tampa Bay, slashing .393/.418/.667 while becoming the team's leadoff man.

August 22, 2017 12:32 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Completes first rehab game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy said his "wrist felt all right on the swings" during his first rehab game Monday with Triple-A Norfolk, David Hall of The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot reports.

Hardy went 0-for-3 with a walk in his first live action since going down on June 18. With such a long layoff, the O's will take it slow with the shortstop, and the team has no reason to rush the process considering the fine play of Tim Beckham. Hardy will see quite a few minor-league at-bats before returning to the big-league club in early September.

August 20, 2017 12:48 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Kicking off rehab Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy (wrist) is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Hardy has been steadily progressing from a wrist injury that has kept him sidelined since June 18, and he finally appears to have an end in sight. Given the length of his absence, he's expected to need multiple rehab games before being ready to rejoin the Orioles. When he does return, which should be sometime in early September, it's unclear if he'll reclaim his starting spot at shortstop given how well Tim Beckham has played recently in his absence.

August 17, 2017 07:09 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: To take BP on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy (wrist) will take batting practice on the field Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

This is a big step in Hardy's recovery, and it suggests a rehab assignment could be imminent. He is believed to be on track for a September return, but it is unclear if he will see much playing time given how well Tim Beckham has played since coming over to Baltimore at the trade deadline.

August 15, 2017 03:16 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Looking towards September return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy (wrist) is progressing in his rehab and aiming for a September return, Rich Dubroff of reports.

Hardy is expected to begin a rehab assignment this week as he has finally worked his way beyond dry swings and into soft toss. Considering the Orioles have the red-hot Tim Beckham at shortstop -- with a .491/.509/.868 batting line in 13 games for Baltimore -- they have little incentive to rush Hardy back to the majors. Look for him to come back when rosters expand in September or shortly after.

August 8, 2017 07:24 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Increasing rehab activity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy (wrist) began playing light catch on Monday and taking dry swings on Tuesday, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Hardy continues to progress well from the right wrist fracture he sustained in mid-June. The veteran shortstop announced Tuesday that he hopes to begin his minor-league rehab assignment when the Orioles return from their West Coast road trip on Aug. 17. Hardy's current rehab timeline puts him on pace to return to the majors in late August if all goes according to plan.

August 2, 2017 01:20 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Will be starting shortstop upon return from DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Buck Showalter said Hardy (wrist) will reclaim his role as the Orioles' starting shortstop upon his return from the 60-day disabled list, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Showalter quashed rumors of a potential timeshare at shortstop when Hardy returns from the disabled list following the acquisition of Tim Beckham at the deadline. The bone in Hardy's wrist has apparently healed completely, so even though he hasn't returned to baseball activities yet, the Orioles' manager thinks he'll be ready to rejoin the big club when first eligible August 18.

August 1, 2017 06:40 AM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Shifts to 60-day DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy (hand/wrist) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday.

The Orioles needed to clear a 40-man roster spot for recently acquired infielder Tim Beckham, and given that Hardy still needs some time on the shelf before returning, he'll wind up being the roster casualty. This designation means that Hardy will not be able to return to the active roster until Aug. 18, although that's likely around the time he would've returned to action anyway, since he hasn't gotten back to baseball activities yet.

July 21, 2017 09:32 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Expects to be cleared by end of month
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy (hand/wrist) is expected to be cleared for strengthening exercises in another week or so, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

With a broken rib behind him, Hardy is now waiting on his fractured wrist to heal before getting back to baseball. He's scheduled to meet with a specialist after traveling with the team on next week's road trip. At that point, Hardy's ultimate fate for 2017 may finally become clear. Regardless, Hardy should be on waivers across all formats until he not only comes back, but provides better than the .211/.248/.308 slash line he posted in 64 games before the injuries.

July 16, 2017 11:04 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Heals one of two broken bones
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy's rib injury is fully healed, but he remains on the 10-day disabled list with a right wrist fracture, The Associated Press reports.

That's one broken bone fixed, but now the shortstop will need to wait for a second to heal. Unfortunately for Hardy, clearing this hurdle doesn't mean he can get back to action any time soon. The 34-year-old is still at least a couple of weeks away from returning to baseball activity.

July 13, 2017 05:12 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Progressing from wrist and rib injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy (wrist, rib) has been progressing normally, and hopes to begin strength exercises by the end of the month, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Hardy continues on his lengthy road back from a wrist injury that has sidelined him since mid-June, which caused him to see a hand specialist during this All-Star break. If he starts exercising within the next two-and-a-half weeks, the shortstop could return by the middle of August, following an extended rehab assignment. There should be a more definitive timetable in the next couple weeks as the team will reevaluate Hardy and determine whether he is close to beginning fielding and batting work.

July 2, 2017 03:20 PM
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Won't resume activities until late July
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hardy (wrist, rib) will be held out of baseball-related activities for at least three weeks, Rich Dubroff of reports.

With Hardy recently diagnosed with a broken rib in addition to his fractured wrist, he'll rest up through the All-Star break before potentially kicking off the rehab process in earnest before the end of July. Because Hardy has been out since June 18, he would likely require an extended rehab assignment in the minors before being activated from the 10-day disabled list, but no definitive timetable for his recovery has been released. In the meantime, the Orioles will get by with Ruben Tejada as their primary shortstop, with Paul Janish serving as his top backup.

Situational Stats
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Fantasy Points by Week
Batting Stats
2005MIL1243724692950444800 .327 .384 .247
2006MIL351281331514102311 .295 .398 .242
2007MIL151592891642680407323 .323 .463 .277
2008MIL146569781612474529821 .343 .478 .283
2009MIL11541453951147438501 .302 .357 .229
2010MIN1013404491638285411 .320 .394 .268
2011BAL129527761423080319200 .310 .491 .269
2012BAL1586638515822683810600 .282 .389 .238
2013BAL159601661582576387321 .306 .433 .263
2014BAL141529561429522910400 .309 .372 .268
2015BAL1144114590837208800 .253 .311 .219
2016BAL11540543109948266800 .309 .407 .269
2017BAL47169133631793301 .253 .308 .213
Total 15355720707146918768140894589 .306 .409 .257
Fielding Stats
2005MILSS1191044021332591052 .975
2006MILSS32291445191225 .986
2007MILSS1491455781683971383 .978
2008MILSS1451436472024301586 .977
2009MILSS112110472146318861 .983
2010MINSS100954501502891162 .976
2011BALSS129129620211403679 .990
2012BALSS1581587792445296113 .992
2013BALSS15915964523040312108 .981
2014BALSS1411415941873941399 .978
2015BALSS114112445141301357 .993
2016BALSS115115472140326680 .987
2017BALSS464519658134433 .980
Total  15191485644420614274109938 .983
More Batting Stats
Total 28314234138401424153
Postseason Batting Stats
2008MIL41426022000 .500 .500 .429
2010MIN31001000200 .100 .200 .100
2012BAL62715021500 .214 .259 .185
2014BAL72536133500 .321 .400 .240
2016BAL1400000200 .000 .000 .000
Total 21806181761400 .279 .325 .225
Minor League Batting Stats
2001 R-Ogden35125203150215151212 .326 .336 .248
2001 R-Brewers5206521011200 .286 .450 .250
2002 AA-Huntsville3814514337011391912 .269 .297 .228
2002 A-High Desert843355398191648193893 .327 .409 .293
2003 AA-Huntsville114416671162601262585464 .368 .428 .279
2004AAA-Indianapols2610117281004209800 .330 .495 .277
2009AAA-Nashville1871718204123900 .284 .451 .254
2010AFX-Beloit Snappers3100200001200 .333 .200 .200
2011AAA-Norfolk Tides392200003100 .417 .222 .222
2015AA-Bowie Baysox312241001--200 .333 .417 .333
2016AA-Bowie3111400001100 .417 .364 .364
Total 3321255189341722291721191481711 .327 .402 .272

Player Info

Tucson, AZ
Baltimore Orioles

MLB Experience:

2012: AL Gold Glove-SS
2013: AL Gold Glove-SS
2014: AL Gold Glove-SS