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Orioles J.J. Hardy Frustrated by Lack of Progress on Extension

Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Since joining the Baltimore Orioles, J.J. Hardy has been one of the best offensive shortstops in baseball, which is why he's concerned about the lack of progress made between he and the team on a new contract.

"I don't know. I don't know what to say because no matter what I say it's going to cause some controversy, a story that I really don't want to get involved with right now," Hardy told CSNBaltimore.com. "There's been no talk. There was going to be talk, and then there wasn't. That's kind of the way it's been left."

The 31-year-old Hardy joined the Orioles prior to the 2011 season and during that time he's won two Gold Gloves and a Silver Slugger Award.

Now in his tenth Major League season, Hardy has averaged over 25 home runs in his three seasons with the Orioles.

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