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Hardy shut down with left shoulder injury

Shortstop receives Cortisone shot; will test shoulder Wednesday

BALTIMORE -- Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy had a Cortisone injection in his left shoulder on Saturday and will be shut down until the middle of next week.

Hardy, who joined the team in Baltimore before Saturday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox, will re-test his shoulder on Wednesday. The All-Star shortstop has been sidelined since the end of Spring Training and has yet to play in a rehab game.

Hardy had been taking batting practice with Triple-A Norfolk, but was still feeling some pain on the end of his swing.

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