The Baltimore Orioles have activated 33-year old righty swinging SS J.J. Hardy from the 15-day disabled list. Hardy has played in 22 games for the O’s so far this year and he is 19 of 78 (.244 avg, .701 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 2 homers and 8 RBIs. Hardy played in 3 games in AA-ball on his rehab assignment and he was 4 for 11 (.364 avg, .780 OPS) with 1 run scored. Getting Hardy back will shift Manny Machado back to 3B. To make room on the active roster for Hardy, the Orioles have sent 27-year old lefty reliever T.J. McFarland back to AAA. McFarland has pitched in 13 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. He has now pitched in 118 games (2 starts) in his first four years with the Orioles and he is 11-7 with a 4.02 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. McFarland will probably work his way back to Baltimore later this year.