Orioles, Hardy agree to 3-year contract

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BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles and shortstop J.J. Hardy have agreed to a three-year contract.

The 28-year-old Hardy is batting .275 with 13 homers and 33 RBIs. He's been stellar in the field, making just two errors in 63 games.

Hardy was acquired by the Orioles in an offseason trade with the Minnesota Twins and was eligible for free agency after the season. He was thought to be on the trade market before Saturday's deal.

Hardy has been hampered by injuries, missing a month this year with an oblique strain.

The contract was first reported by Baltimore Sun.

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