J.J. Hardy

Orioles notes: Shortstop J.J. Hardy to see hand specialist next week, hopes for mid-August return

Orioles notes: Shortstop J.J. Hardy to see hand specialist next week, hopes for mid-August return

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, who has been sidelined the past five weeks with a fractured bone in his right wrist, hopes to resume all baseball activities shortly with a focus on returning by mid-August.

He will see hand specialist Dr. Kenneth Means on Monday after the club returns from its six-game road trip with the hopes that he will be cleared to continue with the final phases of wrist-strengthening activities that would be the next step to getting him back onto the field.

For now, Hardy's baseball activities are limited to fielding ground balls pregame, trying to stay as close as he can to a regular routine so when...

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