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Orioles notes: Hardy ready to play second base in 'emergency'

Orioles notes: Hardy ready to play second base in 'emergency'

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy hasn't played second base since he was 11 years old, but the three-time Gold Glove winner would be manager Buck Showalter's first choice to shift over to second if starter Jonathan Schoop couldn't play.

The team's surprise move to option utility man Ryan Flaherty on Monday to make roster space for Kevin Gausman left the Orioles without a backup second baseman behind Schoop. Showalter said Hardy would likely fill in there, with third baseman Manny Machado moving to shortstop and possibly Chris Davis or Pedro Alvarez going...

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