In addition to a crazy travel schedule to Detroit, the Orioles will be without starting shortstop J.J. Hardy in game one against the Tigers. According to MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli, James Jerry has been dealing with back spasms the past two games and the O’s opted to play it safe with him today. Hardy expects to play on Saturday.
J.J. Hardy said it's a light spasm in his lower back. Played last two games with it and he expects to start tmrw. #Orioles
— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) April 4, 2014
Hardy is 3-for-12 on the young season.