Hardy gets injection, MRI unchanged
BOSTON— Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy received a Cortisone injection in his sacroiliac (SI) joint on Tuesday and the plan is still for him to return to the lineup for Friday’s doubleheader.
“The MRI [on Tuesday] was unchanged since April so he will come in for treatment on Thursday and hope he’s ready to go on Friday,” manager Buck Showalter said of Hardy, who left the team on Monday to fly back to Baltimore and be examined by team orthopedist Dr. Michael Jacobs.
“That’s what we were kind of expecting.”
Hardy, who hasn’t played since Friday, will be shut down for 48 hours or so and the Orioles remain optimistic that they’ve gotten out in front of the issue.