J.J. Hardy

Orioles place SS JJ Hardy on DL with foot fracture

Shortstop J.J. Hardy was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday by the Baltimore Orioles because of a hairline fracture in his left foot.

Hardy is expected to miss four-to-six weeks. He was in the Orioles clubhouse on crutches and will wear a boot for two to three weeks.

The three-time Gold Glove winner has no idea when he might return.

"I don't want to put a timetable on it just because I don't want to be disappointed if I don't reach it or if I set one and try to rush back," Hardy said. "I've never broken a bone in my body until this so I don't know how long it's going to take."

The injury occurred Sunday, when Hardy fouled a ball...