Nick Markakis, who has not played since March 1 because of neck spasms and stiffness, will undergo a precautionary MRI on Monday, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Saturday.

Showalter said he didn’t want to “downplay” the significance of the injury, and instead would just wait to see what the tests showed.

“When you get something that kind of crops up twice, you know, information is a good thing. Until you get all the information ... we’ll see. I haven’t been told anything to make me think there’s a sense of urgency with that,” Showalter said. “I asked Nick about it and he goes, ‘whatever.’ We’ll see.”