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Hardy to play in first rehab game at Triple-A

Shortstop has been on 60-day DL with right wrist fracture
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BALTIMORE -- J.J. Hardy will play for Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, and the Orioles shortstop told manager Buck Showalter he plans to play all nine innings in his first rehab game.

"He'll play shortstop and hit fifth tomorrow," Showalter said of Hardy, who has been on the 60-day disabled list since June 19 with a right wrist fracture.

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BALTIMORE -- J.J. Hardy will play for Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, and the Orioles shortstop told manager Buck Showalter he plans to play all nine innings in his first rehab game.

"He'll play shortstop and hit fifth tomorrow," Showalter said of Hardy, who has been on the 60-day disabled list since June 19 with a right wrist fracture.

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"That's a good sign that he feels well [wanting to play the whole game]. We'll see if it happens. He and [third-base coach] Bobby [Dickerson] will be talking about how he feels each day. Whether he plays five, seven, nine innings will be up to him."

Hardy is expected to stay with Triple-A during his rehab assignment. The O's haven't said how long that will be, though Hardy has missed two months and might need a few games before rejoining the team. In his absence, the Orioles traded for Tim Beckham, who has been on an offensive tear since coming from Tampa Bay.

Asher recalled from Triple-A

The Orioles added a fresh arm to their bullpen on Sunday, recalling Alec Asher from Triple-A prior to their series finale against the Angels. To make room on the roster, the O's placed Miguel Castro on the bereavement list due to the death of a close family member.

Castro will be gone a minimum of three days, and a maximum of seven, on bereavement.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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