J.J. Hardy has been one of the Orioles’ most durable players, but he’ll sit out a game early in the season, just as a precaution.
Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore says that the shortstop will sit out today’s game with neck spasms. The slight injury is possibly a combination of a defensive attempt when he jumped for a ball and lack of rest due to a delayed flight. Ryan Flaherty will start at short in his stead.
Hardy has played in all but seven games for Baltimore in the last two years.
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