J.J. Hardy


BALTIMORE – J.J. Hardy won’t be ready for a rehab assignment until he takes batting practice for two consecutive days without feeling pain in his left shoulder manager Buck Showalter said.


BOSTON – The Orioles are always playing the ‘what if?’ game. What if J.J. Hardy gets hurt? What if Matt Wieters does?


BOSTON – In the Orioles’ first 11 games, Jason Garcia has pitched twice. He’s allowed one run on two hits in 3 2/3 innings.


BOSTON –- J.J. Hardy is still some time away from returning to the Orioles, manager Buck Showalter said.


BALTIMORE –- Of course it’s absurdly early. The Orioles have played just nine games, but all of them have been against the American League East.