"My back feels fine. It's basically I haven't done anything for five weeks, so everything I did this offseason has been kind of washed out, so I'm just getting back into shape," Hardy said. ... LHP Zach Britton (oblique) is set to throw off a mound on Wednesday, and his first exhibition could come this week. ... RHP Chris Tillman (shoulder) has been progressing, and the Orioles hope he makes his spring training debut on March 17.
"Not too concerned, just because I've dealt with this pretty much every year. I don't think it's a big deal but spring training has started early this year so I feel like we got enough time to not push it and get it right," Hardy said.