CSN Washington "One of the biggest storylines for the Nationals this winter will surely be the long-term futures of Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister and Ian Desmond. All three are under contract through 2015, but after that can hit free agency. Desmond, in particular, has had contract talks with the Nationals..." October 11
Sources: #Orioles close with shortstop J.J. Hardy on extension, believed to be three years with an option, north of $40 million.
Hardy MRI clean. Got injection in back.
CSN Baltimore "Tonight’s Game: Cincinnati Reds (66-71) vs. Baltimore Orioles (79-57), Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Starting pitchers: Mat Latos (5-3, 3.15) vs. Bud Norris (11-8, 4.00) Keys to the Game: How are J.J. Hardy and Steve Pearce? Hardy left Monday's game with a back..." September 02
Baltimore Sun "Since returning from a left thumb injury that kept him out for three games, Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy entered Tuesday with six hits in 16 at-bats, including three multihit games out of four. Through Monday, Hardy was batting .396 in August while still playing through pain in his thumb. “I..." August 20
Hardball Talk "Last week J.J. Hardy told reporters that the lack of progress in contract negotiations with the Orioles “just makes me curious” and now the impending free agent shortstop has decided to stop talking about the situation publicly. Hardy informed reporters that he will no longer discuss his..." April 25
CSN Baltimore "During spring training, J.J. Hardy said he hoped the Orioles would talk with his agent about a contract extension. Nearly two months later, there’s been no talk, and it perplexes the shortstop. “I don’t know. I don’t know what to say because no matter what I say it’s going to cause some..." April 21
Baltimore Sun "Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is out of the starting lineup for the third straight game, but manager Buck Showalter indicated he’s close to returning from nagging back spasms. Showalter indicated that Hardy could be an option off the bench for today’s game against the New York Yankees in The..." April 08
MLB.com "Shortstop J.J. Hardy was not in Friday's starting lineup, as he's dealing with "light lower back spasms" and was held out for precautionary reasons. "[We just] had a lot of things with the flight, the sleep, the weather, we didn't want it to turn into something else," manager Buck Showalter..." April 05
ESPN.com "As best we can tell, the Orioles haven't signed any former or future All-Stars in the past 15 minutes. But here's a name to keep in mind, in case they get the urge to spend any more of Peter Angelos' money: J.J. Hardy. This will be Hardy's fourth season as the Orioles' shortstop. It also..." February 25
Hardball Talk "When the Orioles signed shortstop J.J. Hardy to a three-year, $22.5 million extension in 2011, many figured he’d eventually become trade bait because of the need to make room for Manny Machado. However, with those two co-existing just fine in the Baltimore infield, Orioles GM Dan Duquette told..." February 02
Hardball Talk "With their eyes on the horizon, the Orioles are open to the possibility of trading catcher Matt Wieters or shortstop J.J. Hardy to create payroll flexibility, reports Steve Melewski of MASN. The O’s have some interesting situations to address in the near future including extending Chris Davis (a..." November 16
In response to the Hardy rumor: Orioles are not actively shopping him.
CBSSports.com "The Orioles and Cardinals had trade talks revolving around Shelby Miller and J.J. Hardy, but St. Louis told Baltimore there's no deal to be made. There'd been some buzz that the Cardinals might consider moving Miller despite his brilliant rookie campaign and immense talent, but there was no..." November 13
MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07
Baltimore Sun "In a sense, baseball players are a lot like other craftsmen. They have tools they become comfortable with over the years, and it’s hard to make a change when a manufacturer discontinues or alters a product. That’s sort of what has happened to Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy this season,..." May 16