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Orioles SS Hardy to miss 4-6 weeks

Sports Xchange

June 19, 2017 at 5:09 pm.

Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy told reporters on Monday that his broken wrist will sideline him four to six weeks.

“We did the CT scan today and it just kind of showed what they saw on the X-ray,” Hardy said prior to his team’s series opener against the visiting Cleveland Indians. “It’s a small bone, and it’s a non-displaced fracture. They say four to six weeks for the bone to heal, and to get back into baseball activities.”

A three-time Gold Glove recipient, Hardy sustained the injury after being struck in the wrist by a fastball from St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn in the fourth inning of Sunday’s contest. The 34-year-old Hardy was replaced in the sixth by infielder Ruben Tejada.

A broken bone is nothing new for Hardy, who missed six weeks of the 2016 season with a fractured foot. He sustained that injury while fouling a ball off his foot.

Hardy is batting .211 with three homers and 21 RBIs in 64 games this season.

Tejada has five hits in 20 at-bats with one RBI in 2017. The 27-year-old is a career .252 hitter over parts of seven seasons, mostly with the New York Mets.

 

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