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Orioles | Matt Wieters, J.J. Hardy out

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:01:33 -0700

Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters and SS J.J. Hardy are not in the starting lineup against Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura Sunday, April 24. 3B Manny Machado will start at shortstop, while 2B Ryan Flaherty will start at third base and is batting ninth. C Caleb Joseph will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Joseph is hitting .250 over his last seven days and could be a cheaper option for owners in two-catcher leagues. Flaherty is hitting only .143 this season and probably should be avoided by owners.

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Orioles | J.J. Hardy homers twice, drives in five

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:45:47 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy had two homers and drove in five runs Tuesday, April 12, in a 9-5 win over the Boston Red Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Hardy, when healthy, wields a wicked bat. He got off to a slow start this season, but Baltimore's 7-0 start has masked any slumps by Oriole hitters. Hardy should be considered in fantasy circles if his numbers are on the upswing.

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Orioles | J.J. Hardy returns to lineup Sunday

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 09:01:03 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (calf) is back in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi Sunday, April 10, batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Hardy had been bothered by a tight calf muscle in the last few days and 3B Manny Machado would have started at shortstop Saturday, April 9, if the game hadn't been rained out. Daily fantasy players should give Hardy at least one or two games before relying on him again so that he can prove he is completely healthy.

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Orioles | Pair of Orioles expected to sit Saturday

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 15:11:03 -0700

Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones (rib cage) and SS J.J. Hardy (calf) are not in the lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly on Saturday, April 9. 3B Manny Machado will occupy Hardy's spot in the field for the second straight day and bat third while OF Joey Rickard will fill for Jones in center and hit leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: With temperatures expected to dip possibly as low as the high 20s on Saturday, it doesn't make a lot of sense for Baltimore to push its veterans in this spot. Jones is set to miss his third straight game but, like Hardy, is expected to return to the lineup Sunday for the series finale. Jones is a must-start when healthy, even though Rickard has done a fine job in center during his absence; Hardy can be left on waivers in most leagues.

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Orioles | J.J. Hardy nursing a tight calf

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:26:34 -0700

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (calf) is nursing a tight calf muscle, which is why he is out of the starting lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, April 8.

Fantasy Tip: Hardy declined significantly in 2015 with a .219/.253/.311 slash line, and at 33, there isn't a lot to like about his bounce-back potential. He should be left to deep mixed leagues. Reiterating a previous tip, Manny Machado is playing his first game at shortstop Friday, which inches him closer to gaining eligibility at the shallow position in leagues where only five games played are required.

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Orioles | J.J. Hardy sitting vs. Tampa Bay

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:15:07 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy is not in the starting lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, April 8. 3B Manny Machado is batting third and starting at shortstop, and 2B Ryan Flaherty is starting at third base and batting ninth against Tampa Bay SP Chris Archer Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Machado played seven games at shortstop in 2015, which gave him eligibility there in some leagues, but 2016 owners will be happy to see him start at the 6, especially where he only needs five games at shortstop to gain eligibility this season. Hardy is a fringe option in deep mixed leagues, whereas Flaherty doesn't project to receive enough at-bats to be anything more than a depth option in AL-only formats.

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Orioles | J.J. Hardy fares well Tuesday

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:55:46 -0800

Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy went 2-for-3 with a triple against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, March 8.

Fantasy Tip: Hardy is coming off a miserable campaign and revealed in early October last year that he had played the entire season with a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder but appears to be healthy now. The 33-year-old, who finished with fewer than 10 homers for the second straight year, has never been much of a fantasy asset in terms of batting average or steals and can be left on the waiver wire to begin the season.

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Orioles | J.J. Hardy talks shoulder improvements

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:29:32 -0800

Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (shoulder) attributed his 2015 offensive woes to a nagging shoulder injury, which forced him to protect his left shoulder when swinging at some pitches. "I got started working out earlier this year than I ever have. I think I've got about seven weeks under my belt now. It feels strong. Everything's feeling good," Hardy said about his offseason and shoulder.

Fantasy Tip: After averaging 26 home runs per year from 2011 through 2013, Hardy has just 17 long flies over his past two seasons with an underwhelming .247/.285/.346 slash line. Entering his age-33 season, Hardy's chances of fully bouncing back aren't great, so view him as a low-end option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues.

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Orioles | J.J. Hardy sits out Game 2

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 14:44:29 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy is out of the lineup for Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday, Oct. 3, with SS Paul Janish hitting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Janish ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't a potent enough bat to face Luis Severino on FantasyScore.

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Orioles | J.J. Hardy has battled shoulder injury

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 12:53:41 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (shoulder) said he has played the entire season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, although he does not plan to undergo surgery in the offseason. Instead, he will rest the shoulder for a while before strengthening it in preparation for next year. Hardy has adjusted his approach offensively because of the injury, overcompensating with his top hand for fear of aggravating the shoulder on his backswing. Further adjustments to his swing and stance have resulted in him falling into bad habits at the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Hardy ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) underwent similar surgery on the same shoulder as a minor leaguer in 2004 and did not want to repeat the process again, which is why he is hoping that rest will take care of the problem. He is only batting .216 with eight home runs and 36 RBIs through 113 games and has also battled back, oblique and groin injuries this year.

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