"We did the CT scan today and it just kind of showed what they saw on the X-ray," Hardy said prior to his team's series opener against the visiting Cleveland Indians. "It's a small bone, and it's a non-displaced fracture. They say four to six weeks for the bone to heal, and to get back into baseball activities."
A three-time Gold Glove recipient, Hardy sustained the injury after being struck in the wrist by a fastball from St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn in the fourth inning of Sunday's contest. The 34-year-old Hardy was replaced in the sixth by infielder Ruben Tejada.
A broken bone is nothing new for Hardy, who missed six weeks of the 2016 season with a fractured foot. He sustained that injury while fouling a ball off his foot.
Hardy is batting .211 with three homers and 21 RBIs in 64 games this season.
Tejada has five hits in 20 at-bats with one RBI in 2017. The 27-year-old is a career .252 hitter over parts of seven seasons, mostly with the New York Mets.