J.J. Hardy has battled back pain off and on this season, though recent MRIs show no damage. How important is a healthy Hardy to the O's playoff push? Check it out.
BOSTON – Orioles shortstop was examined by team orthopedist Dr. Michael Jacobs on Tuesday in Baltimore, and Jacobs found no new damage to Hardy’s back.
Adam Jones and Nick Markakis are not in the Orioles lineup for their game Sunday at Tampa Bay. Both Jones and Markakis have played in each of the team’s first 141 games.
Baltimore Orioles (82-59) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (69-74), Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1:40 p.m.