Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy said the left shoulder he jammed while sliding for a grounder on Friday afternoon, hurts more Saturday morning than it did Friday.
He wasn't supposed to go on today's trip to Tampa to face the New York Yankees anyway, but now he'll stay back, do no baseball activities and instead concentrate on getting the shoulder treated. He said he was unsure whether any tests, such as X-Rays, were scheduled. He is uncertain when he'll next play – he'll wait for the pain to subside.
"I think everyone kind of anticipated it being more sore today than yesterday so I don't know. I don't know what their plan is," he said about his non-throwing shoulder. "I don't think I'm going to do much today. We'll probably just treat it as much as we can and go from there and see what the next step is."
Hardy and second baseman Jonathan Schoop collided behind second base as both attempted to get a grounder hit up the middle in the second inning. Hardy said he viewed the videotape and it appeared he hit the ground with his shoulder and not Schoop.
"I went and looked at it yesterday before I left. And I don't think my shoulder is hurt from the collision with Schoopy. I don't think my shoulder hit him at all," Hardy said. "My arm hit him, I think my face hit him but I think the shoulder got jammed or something on the dive."
Hardy seemingly always gets nicked up during spring training, and he was taking pride earlier this week that there was no health drama surrounding him this year. And now he'll likely sit out for a couple days.
"It's my first anti-inflammatory pill I've taken all spring. I was trying to make it all the way through spring," Hardy said. "I don't know what it's going to be like."