Robert Andino

Orioles concerned by shortstop J.J. Hardy's right wrist, which was hit by a pitch

Orioles concerned by shortstop J.J. Hardy's right wrist, which was hit by a pitch

The early prognosis on Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy’s right wrist injury suffered in Sunday’s 8-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals was not promising, according to manager Buck Showalter.

Hardy left the game before the top of the sixth inning with what the team described as a right wrist contusion after being hit by a pitch in the fourth inning. After the game, Showalter said that X-rays performed after Hardy was removed weren’t encouraging.

“Not good, not good,” Showalter said. “We took an X-ray here, saw something that concerned us. I know he’s got a scan in the morning and we’ll have a little more definitive idea there.”

Given the results of Sunday’s early tests, the...

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