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Hardy starting rehab Friday in Norfolk

Hardy starting rehab Friday in Norfolk

Hardy starting rehab Friday in Norfolk
KANSAS CITY -- Shortstop J.J. Hardy, recovering from a strained left oblique, will begin a rehab assignment for Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.

"We'll see how long he needs [to be] there," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "They have a good, long homestand."

Hardy was hitting .200 through 15 at-bats this season before going on the disabled list.

Meanwhile, left-hander Brian Matusz (strained left intercostal muscle) continues to show steady progress.

"Matusz had a good batting practice session today and he'll throw on Saturday," Showalter said.

Right-hander Justin Duchscherer (left hip strain) has had two batting practice sessions, but Showalter said it's too early to project a rehab assignment date for him.

"So far, so good," Showalter said of Duchscherer.

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