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Twins trade Hardy and Harris for Baltimore pitchers Hoey, Jacobson

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J.J. Hardy circles bases for Twins after one of his six homers last season J.J. Hardy circles bases for Twins after one of his six homers last season

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (KTTC-DT/AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles have acquired shortstop J.J. Hardy and infielder Brendan Harris from the Minnesota Twins for a pair of minor league pitchers.

The Orioles also got cash in the deal Thursday that sent right-handers Jim Hoey and Brett Jacobson to Minnesota.

The 28-year-old Hardy hit .268 with six home runs and 38 RBIs last season. The 30-year-old Harris hit .157 in a limited role.

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