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Ryan Flaherty starting at shortstop tonight (updated)

Update: Ryan Flaherty is now starting at third base, with Manny Machado starting at shortstop. Flaherty is playing shortstop tonight as the Orioles open their three-games series against the Yankees at Camden Yards. The Orioles placed J.J. Hardy on the disabled list earlier today and recalled Flaherty from Triple-A Norfolk. Machado remains at third base and his batting second. Joey Rickard is in left field, ... read more

Orioles place J.J. Hardy on 15-day disabled list

The Orioles made their roster move official today, subtracting the undisputed leader of their infield due to injury. J.J. Hardy has been placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to yesterday with a fractured left foot, and the Orioles recalled infielder Ryan Flaherty from Triple-A Norfolk. A CT scan yesterday confirmed that Hardy suffered a hairline fracture after fouling a ball off it during the ... read more

More on the injuries, roster and tonight’s game

It’s time to get busy again after yesterday’s off-day. Please watch your step while I’m dripping with sarcasm. I wouldn’t want you to slip and fall. Infielder Ryan Flaherty will be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to replace shortstop J.J. Hardy, who’s going on the disabled list with a hairline fracture in his left foot. In case you haven’t memorized this part, Flaherty can return sooner ... read more

Duquette on Hardy replacements

The Orioles seem prepared to stay in-house while seeking a replacement for shortstop J.J. Hardy, who’s headed to the disabled list with a small fracture in his left foot. Early projections have Hardy missing six to eight weeks, but the Orioles won’t hold him to it. “Everybody’s different,” said executive vice president Dan Duquette. “It depends how quickly he heals. He’ll need a little bit ... read more

Manny Machado named AL Player of the Month

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado did more than torture opposing pitchers since breaking camp. He won an award for it. Machado has been named the American League’s Player of the Month for April after batting .344/.394/.667 with 10 doubles, seven home runs, 16 RBIs, seven walks and 20 runs scored. He committed only one error, on an errant throw during Saturday night’s game against the ... read more

Hardy going on DL with hairline fracture in foot (updated)

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy sustained a hairline fracture in his left foot yesterday and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, a harsh blow for a team so reliant on its defense. Hardy was scheduled to undergo a CT scan after X-rays yesterday raised serious concerns within the organization. The injury was labeled a “contusion,” but further testing was ordered. Today’s findings came as ... read more

Updates on Hardy, Britton and Harvey

The Orioles are in the process today of determining a timetable for shortstop J.J. Hardy’s return after he underwent a CT scan on his left foot. Hardy fouled a ball off his foot in the fourth inning yesterday and is expected to land on the disabled list. The Orioles are gathering more information and formulating a roster plan. Ryan Flaherty could be recalled from Triple-A ... read more

This, that and the other

The Orioles are going to experience one of the busiest off days in recorded history. This team has a lot to learn about relaxing. Shortstop J.J. Hardy will undergo a CT scan on his left foot and I’d be surprised if the news is good. The Orioles viewed the results of his X-rays yesterday and ordered more pictures. Something must be wrong beyond a bruise. ... read more