The Baltimore Orioles will be without starting shortstop J.J. Hardy for the next 6-8 weeks due to a fractured foot. Hardy has played in 22 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 19 of 78 (.244 avg, .701 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 2 homers and 8 RBIs. The Orioles will likely slide Manny Machado over to SS to replace Hardy. With Pedro Alvarez and 29-year old lefty swinging Ryan Flaherty handling the hot corner. Flaherty played in 4 games earlier this year for the Orioles and he was 2 for 10 (.200 avg, .473 OPS) with 1 stolen base. Flaherty played in 5 games in AAA-ball after his demotion and he was 8 for 19 (.421 avg, .974 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.