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Julio Lugo
Orioles look to pursue extension for J.J. Hardy

On his third team in as many seasons, J.J. Hardy said he would like to stay in one spot for a while. The Orioles have seen enough from the shortstop over the past couple of months to want to accommodate his wishes. Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail acknowledged that the club has had internal discussions about a potential extension for Hardy and he's hoping to initiate contract talks with the shortstop's agent before next month's All-Star break. "There's no reason why he wouldn't be an asset here for years to come," MacPhail said. "I definitely think we'll have conversations. There's no question about it. The closer...