Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is expected to miss 6–8 weeks after sustaining a hairline fracture in his foot, reports MASN’s Roch Kubatko.
The injury occurred during Sunday’s game against the Chicago White Sox, when Hardy fouled a ball off his foot in the fourth inning. Hardy’s injury was originally diagnosed as a bone contusion, but later X-rays confirmed the fracture.
The 33-year-old shortstop is a three-time Gold Glove winner and is batting .244 with two homers and eight RBIs this season. Hardy missed 114 games last season due to various injuries.
Baltimore is expected to recall infielder Ryan Flaherty from Triple A Norfolk. The Orioles were off Monday but face the Yankees at home on Tuesday.