Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will begin the season on the disabled list

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Baltimore will be without starting shortstop J.J. Hardy to begin the season, as the Orioles announced that he’s been shut down for at least 10 days with a strained left shoulder.

Hardy has struggled with injuries for much of his career, but played 141, 159, and 158 games for the Orioles during the past three seasons. Last year he hit just nine homers to snap a streak of 20 or more three years in a row, but won another Gold Glove award and then inked a three-year, $40 million contract extension in October.

Everth Cabrera, who was the Padres’ starting shortstop for most of the past three seasons, looks likely to fill in for Hardy.