- Buster Olney, Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
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The financial package that Hardy will receive is likely to fall in the range of the deal that Juan Uribe signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers last winter -- three years and $21 million -- although the value of Hardy's deal could reach $25 million.
In 62 games this season, Hardy has 13 homers and 33 RBIs and is batting .277.
Buster Olney is a senior baseball writer for ESPN The Magazine.
The Orioles are making progress on a new three-year deal for shortstop J.J. Hardy that would run through the 2014 season, sources told ESPN.com.