MacPhail also said that a final decision hasn't been made, but there is a good chance that shortstop J.J. Hardy will be activated from the disabled list before tomorrow night's series opener against the Seattle Mariners. Hardy, who hasn't played since straining his left oblique April 9, will make what is likely his final rehab appearance tonight for Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles are expected to drop a pitcher in exchange for him getting back on the 25-man roster.
This is good news. Robert Andino has done an admirable job filling in, but the Orioles certainly need the boost that Hardy could provide on both offense and defense. Don't get hurt again, J.J.!