Orioles Rumors: Baltimore Not Looking to Trade J.J. Hardy

Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy recently had his name tossed around in trade rumors, but manager Buck Showalter indicated to reporters, including Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, that the team isn’t interested in dealing the veteran.

It was reported that the Orioles, Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers were discussing a three-team trade. Most of the negotiations went on between the Cubs and Tigers, but Detroit wanted Hardy from Baltimore in order to send Rick Porcello to the Cubs. It wasn’t clear what the Orioles would receive in return at the time.

The Orioles acquired Hardy from the Minnesota Twins two offseasons ago, and the veteran has become one of the team’s most productive players both in the field and at the plate. In his two seasons with Baltimore, Hardy has hit 57 doubles and 52 home runs while playing Gold Glove-caliber defense at shortstop.

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