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J.J. Hardy out approximately 4-6 weeks with hairline fracture in foot

J.J. Hardy out approximately 4-6 weeks with hairline fracture in foot

The Orioles received clarity regarding injuries to two key players on Monday's day off, including word that the club will be without starting shortstop J.J. Hardy for approximately four to six weeks with a hairline fracture in his left foot, according to an industry source.

Additional tests on closer Zach Britton's injured left ankle were more positive for the Orioles as an MRI performed Monday revealed no structural damage. In fact, it is believed that Britton could return during the Orioles' three-game series against the New York Yankees, which begins today at Camden Yards.

The Orioles feared worse news on Hardy after he fouled a ball off his foot in the fourth inning of...

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