BALTIMORE (WJZ) — On Saturday, the Orioles reinstated Yovani Gallardo and and J.J. Hardy from the 15-day disabled list and optioned T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk.

Hardy had been on the disabled list with a fractured bone in his left foot for the past seven weeks, but on Friday he was participating in pregame activities and by Saturday morning he was activated to play.

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J.J. Hardy says missing 42 games felt much longer. “Seven weeks, yeah, felt like a lot longer than that. But I feel good, I feel fine.”

J.J. Hardy stepped back into the role of shortstop as Manny Machado began serving his suspension.

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Machado will take a couple of days to rest up while sitting out three more games. Here’s what Manny had to say about Ventura’s sentence being reduced and his remaining the same: “I think we had a good case…It’s not right that he’s going to be missing one start and I’m going to be missing four games. I think I’m more valuable as a player for my teammates than he is as a starter,” said Machado.

 

 

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