Hardy getting more evaluation on shoulder

Orioles shortstop to have MRA after suffering injury while diving for ball

Hardy getting more evaluation on shoulder

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Shortstop J.J. Hardy will get an MRA on his injured left shoulder Monday and won't play before Tuesday, according to Orioles manager Buck Showalter.

Hardy said Saturday morning he had been hoping to avoid anti-inflammatory medications this spring, but the infielder had no choice after jamming his left shoulder diving for a ball during Friday's rain-shortened game.

Regardless of the extent of the injury, the MRA won't come back clean as Hardy underwent labrum surgery on his left shoulder and missed the bulk of the 2004 season.

Hardy planned on getting treatment and not doing much else Saturday, and he wouldn't have traveled to the road Spring Training game anyhow. He said his shoulder was "pretty sore" although, after looking at video, he didn't think it had much to do with the collision with second baseman Jonathan Schoop.

"I don't think my shoulder hit him at all," Hardy said. "My arm hit him, I think my face hit him, but I think the shoulder got jammed or something on the dive. So don't blame Schoopy."

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