Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:32:11 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (thumb) said he will have to play through a little soreness in the near future Friday, Aug. 15. He hopes it will not linger for the remainder of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Hand injuries are bad news for hitters, especially their power. Given Hardy's pop is one of his best attributes, fantasy owners should be scouting potential alternatives.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:48:27 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (thumb) is batting sixth and playing shortstop Friday, Aug. 15, against the Cleveland Indians. Hardy missed the last three games with the injury.
Fantasy Tip: The Orioles face ace Corey Kluber tonight. Leave Hardy on the bench an extra game, if you have the option.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:30:08 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (thumb) is feeling much better and expects to play this weekend against the Cleveland Indians.
Fantasy Tip: That's awesome news for Hardy owners. Look to get him back into your lineups when he's back this weekend.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:05:14 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (thumb) and 3B Manny Machado (knee) are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should consider both players as day-to-day at this point. The team should give updates on them in the next day or so.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:41:48 -0700
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy's (thumb) MRI confirmed he has a sprained left thumb. The Orioles are optimistic he will be able to play the weekend, if he rests Wednesday, Aug. 13, and Thursday, Aug. 14.
Fantasy Tip: Prepare to be without Hardy until Friday.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:22:12 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) is awaiting the results of his MRI exam Tuesday, Aug. 12. "I haven't heard anything negative," said manager Buck Showalter. "Manny seems to be in good spirits. That's good. So, we'll see what the day brings." SS J.J. Hardy (thumb) also underwent an MRI exam on his sprained left thumb Tuesday, and the team is waiting for those results. X-rays on Hardy's thumb came back negative.
Fantasy Tip: Until we know more about their injuries, Machado and Hardy should be considered day-to-day, although Machado's injury seems like it could be worse. Look to keep them both out of daily lineups in the near future, and prepare for long-term absences for both, just in case.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:30:45 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (thumb) is hoping to return to the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 12, and manager Buck Showalter is optimistic. Hardy had an X-ray on this thumb Sunday, Aug. 10, but hasn't had an MRI exam, and no further tests are planned. Hardy could also come in as a late-game defensive replacement.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:09:29 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (thumb) is out of the lineup with a sprained thumb Monday, Aug. 11.
Fantasy Tip: Hardy's situation appears to be day-to-day for now. Remove him from your daily lineups today and check back for updates on his condition.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:47:57 -0700
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (thumb) is not in the starting lineup Monday, Aug. 11.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should consider Hardy day-to-day at this point since his thumb injury does not appear to be a serious issue.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:37:22 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (thumb) is not expected to play Monday, Aug. 11, because of his thumb injury. He said he is still having problems opening and closing his glove.