This is the first installment of a five-part review of the Orioles' roster. We'll examine each of the 50 players who performed for the team in 2017. In our first part, we'll look at the position players who are likely to be replaced, some who could be replaced and some who already have.
Shortstop J.J. Hardy: The Orioles aren't going to pick up Hardy's $14 million option for 2018. Hardy, who missed time with a broken right wrist, didn't come close to accruing the 600 plate appearances needed for the contract to vest.
Playing in 73 games, his fewest since 2006, the 35-year-old batted .217.