Orioles place SS JJ Hardy on DL with foot fracture

A ball hit by Chicago White Sox' Todd Frazier gets by Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Baltimore. Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, not seen, was able to get the ball and throw it to first to get out Frazier on the play. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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BALTIMORE (AP) Shortstop J.J. Hardy has been placed on the 15-day disabled list 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 Tuesday on crutches and will wear a boot for two to three weeks.

The 33-year-old Hardy says he has no idea when he might return.

The injury occurred Sunday, when Hardy fouled a ball off his foot in the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox. He said it was the first time he ever experienced a broken bone.

Baltimore recalled infielder Ryan Flaherty from Triple-A Norfolk. Flaherty was in the starting lineup at shortstop for Tuesday night's game against the New York Yankees.