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Orioles notebook: J.J. Hardy undergoes MRI on left oblique
Orioles notebook: J.J. Hardy undergoes MRI on left oblique

J.J. Hardy missed his second straight game Tuesday with what appears to be a mild left-oblique injury, but the Orioles' All-Star shortstop continues to be optimistic that the injury won't sideline him for long. During batting practice Tuesday, Hardy left Minute Maid Park to undergo a precautionary MRI. Hardy said he wouldn't take any swings before finding out the results. Hardy said he's being cautious because the discomfort he feels in his left side is similar to what he felt in the initial stages of a left oblique injury that sent him to the disabled list for a month early in the 2011 season. However, he hoped he has caught the injury before it leads to a stint on...

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