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Orioles notebook: MRI on J.J. Hardy's left oblique comes back clean
Orioles notebook: MRI on J.J. Hardy's left oblique comes back clean

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 has reason 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 and after the game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said it came back clean. Hardy is considered day-to-day, but Showalter said that doesn't mean the shortstop will avoid a stint on the disabled list. "Came back as normal [as possible], so that’s good," Showalter said. "There’s not the stuff you normal see there with an oblique, but...

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