Nick Markakis RUMORS & NEWS

  • Can the Orioles afford not to re-sign Markakis?

    CSN Baltimore "Twice in his three years as Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations, Dan Duquette has extended a frontline player. Both times it wasn’t expected. In May 2012, the Orioles reached a six-year contract extension with Adam Jones, precluding him from going the free agent route and..." October 22

  • Why Nick Markakis would be a good fit for Mets

    New York Post "Nick Markakis is not a perfect fit for the Mets. They want a corner outfield bat who projects to more power, though good luck finding that in this market. They want someone who probably will cost less, though when is a team that plays its home games in New York going to stop using that as an..." October 16

  • Orioles plan to extend qualifying offer to Cruz, decline Markakis option

    CBSSports.com "The Orioles are interested in re-signing outfielder/DH Nelson Cruz and outfielder Nick Markakis, but with the Orioles still ensconced in the playoffs, it seems the team will likely have to make one-year calls on both players, and word is the team plans to extend a $15.3 million qualifying offer to..." October 15

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    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    Markakis is leading off and in RF. #Orioles

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    Steve Melewski @masnSteve

    Markakis said neck stiffness should not keep him from playing Monday.

  • Orioles Markakis says PED users are 'stealing money' and need stiffer punishments

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis says the only way baseball will rid itself of performance-enhancing drugs is to stiffen its penalties which he believes should at the least include a five-year suspension for a first-time offender. And if Major League Baseball and the players’ union would..." August 05

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    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    Markakis will miss next two games to attend his grandmothers funeral. She passed away in Sunday. He leaves tmrw. Will meet team in Tampa Fri

  • Markakis aims to begin baseball activity soon

    Baltimore Sun "Nick Markakis (neck) is finished with his Dosepak medication and met with his doctor Monday. He’ll check back again Thursday or Friday and hopes to be cleared for baseball activities by then. “I’m optimistic I’ll be able to do stuff at the end of the week,” Markakis said. “I’m feeling good and..." March 19

  • Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis optimistic he will be ready for Opening Day

    Baltimore Sun "After seeing a spine specialist in Baltimore on Tuesday, Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis remains optimistic he will be recovered from a herniated disk in his neck and in the starting lineup on Opening Day. Markakis saw Johns Hopkins spine specialist Dr. Lee Riley and returned to Sarasota on..." March 13

  • Orioles' Markakis to undergo MRI about neck spasms

    SI.com "Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is scheduled to have an MRI Monday afternoon and hopes the neck spasms that he has been coping with since March 3 aren't anything serious. Markakis was taken out of the lineup on March 3 and hasn't played since. He had three surgeries in 2012 and..." March 12

  • Orioles' Nick Markakis will undergo an MRI on injured neck

    Baltimore Sun "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..." March 10

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    Roch Kubatko @

    Markakis won't play Sunday. Neck stiffened yesterday. Better today but no rush

  • O's targeting Sunday return for Markakis, Reimold

    MLB.com "Outfielders Nick Markakis and Nolan Reimold could both return to the field for Sunday's home contest against the Pirates, manager Buck Showalter said on Wednesday. Markakis was scratched from Sunday's game with neck spasms and hasn't played since, while Reimold -- who is dealing with right..." March 06

  • Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis says he's still "a couple days" away from returning

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis said Tuesday that the stiffness in his neck are getting better but added he will likely still be out of the lineup for at least the next few days. “It’s safe to say a couple more days,” Markakis said. “If the season was going on today I would probably be able..." March 05

  • After missing playoff run with injury, Orioles' Nick Markakis 'ready' to play again

    Baltimore Sun "Nick Markakis doesn't want your sympathy, though he definitely deserves some. The guy suffered through so many of those terrible years when the Orioles organization was wandering through the desert, and then he had to sit in the dugout last October and watch his teammates enjoy the team's first..." March 03

  • Nick Markakis suffers setback in recovery from broken left thumb

    Baltimore Sun "The possibility of Orioles right fielder Nick Markakisreturning from a broken left thumb in time to help the Orioles in the postseason took a hit Monday. Markakis saw hand specialist Dr. Brian Schofield before the Orioles' series opener against the Rays here in Tampa Bay hoping he would get two..." October 01

  • Markakis undergoes surgery on broken left thumb

    CSN Baltimore "Nick Markakis underwent surgery on Tuesday morning on his broken left thumb in Sarasota, Fla. Markakis had pins inserted into the broken thumb by Dr. Brian Schofield, who removed the hamate bone from his right hand on June 1. "He called me from the recovery room," manager Buck Showalter..." September 11

  • Nick Markakis to have surgery on thumb Tuesday morning

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles manager Buck Showalter often talks about the importance of separating emotion from every play of a baseball game — every pitch, every swing, every catch. But the swing of emotion the Orioles rode Saturday night — seeing right fielder Nick Markakis come out of the game after he was hit..." September 10

  • Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis to have surgery Tuesday in Sarasota

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis, out for the rest of the regular season with a broken left thumb, is scheduled to fly down to Sarasota, Fla., on Monday and have surgery Tuesday in hopes that he could return if the Orioles go deep in the postseason. Heading into the day, surgery appeared to..." September 09

  • Orioles win over the Yankees tempered by Markakis injury

    Baltimore Sun "It takes a lot to force Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis from a game. He's played the past few days with a deep purple bruise on his left bicep from taking a pitch there last week in Toronto. When he was recovering from surgery on his right wrist, manager Buck Showalter's toughest task was..." September 09

  • First and forceful: Markakis' numbers have soared since he moved to leadoff spot

    Baltimore Sun "It's not that Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis was opposed to batting leadoff. It's just that the concept never crossed his mind. Or, really, anyone else's in the organization. At least not until desperation set in this July, when oft-injured table-setter Brian Roberts was placed on the..." August 24

  • Nick Markakis returns, bats leadoff for the first time

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles are looking outside the organization for an on-base threat to increase production at the top of the lineup, but manager Buck Showalter obviously couldn't wait any longer for help in the leadoff spot. That's why right fielder Nick Markakis has gone right from the disabled list into a..." July 14

  • Orioles reinstate Markakis from DL

    CSN Baltimore "The Orioles reinstated Nick Markakis from the 15-day diisabled list on Monday night. Markakis, who had surgery for a broken hamate bone in his right hand, underwent surgery on June 1. This was Markakis' first time on the disabled list in his seven year career. In 50 games with the Orioles,..." July 10

  • Orioles activate Markakis from 15-day DL, option Mahoney to Triple-A

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles activated right fielder Nick Markakis (hamate bone fracture) from the 15-day disabled list after he completed a three-game injury rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie, the team announced Monday night. In order to make room for Markakis on the 25-man roster, the Orioles optioned..." July 10

  • Orioles' J.J. Hardy excited for Nick Markakis' return to lineup

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy can't wait to get injured teammate Nick Markakis back in the lineup. Markakis, the club's No. 3 hitter, is currently on a brief minor league rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie, and could join the team — barring a setback — for Thursday's workout day before opening..." July 09

  • Markakis hits two homers in first rehab game

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis (wrist surgery), playing in his first minor-league rehab game on Saturday, hit two homers for Double-A Bowie in a 7-1 win over Akron. Markakis, who batted second and started in right field, was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and four RBIs. He struck out..." July 08

  • O's Teagarden, Markakis, Chavez could return after All-Star break

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he's hoping to get right fielder Nick Markakis (wrist surgery), catcher Taylor Teagarden (back) and outfielder Endy Chavez (hamstring) back after the All-Star break. All three could head to Double-A Bowie for rehab assignments by the weekend. Teagarden, who..." July 05

  • Markakis likely won't swing a bat Friday or play this month

    Baltimore Sun "Friday will mark the three-week point since Nick Markakis had June 1 surgery to remove part of his hamate bone in his right wrist. The Orioles right fielder was hoping to be able to swing a bat on Friday, then go on a brief rehab stint and rejoin the big-league club during the upcoming..." June 21

  • Orioles notes: Markakis hopes to swing Friday; return next week

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis, who had surgery June 1 for a broken hamate bone in his right wrist, said he is listening to medical orders and will not swing a bat until he gets back to Baltimore on Friday, which will mark the three-week mark. "My two week idea is out the window, but I've..." June 19

  • Nick Markakis eying quick return from wrist surgery

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis walked into the visting clubhouse of Tropicana Field on Friday afternoon with his right arm in a sling after succesful morning surgery to remove a broken bone from his wrist. Markakis tried to force a smile as he made his way to his locker. "So how was..." June 02

  • Nick Markakis out 2-4 weeks with broken bone in right wrist

    Baltimore Sun "In the midst of their worst losing streak of the season, the Orioles will now be without their most durable player for as long as a month. Starting rightfielder Nick Markakis will miss two to four weeks with a broken bone in his right wrist. Markakis suffered a fractured hamate bone and is..." June 01

  • O's right fielder Markakis misses first game of season

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right fielder Nick Markakismissed his first game of the season Wednesday night, forced to watch his team's series finale against the Toronto Blue Jaysfrom the dugout with his right hand and wrist wrapped tightly. The extent of Markakis' injury, which occurred on the second-to-last swing..." May 31

  • Orioles RF Nick Markakis' right wrist to be re-evaluated Wednesday

    Baltimore Sun "As if Orioles manager Buck Showalter needed any more injury issues on his roster, now one of his most durable players could be the latest in trouble. Right fielder Nick Markakis tweaked his right wrist making a swing during his final at bat in Tuesday's 8-6 loss to the Blue Jays at the Rogers..." May 30

  • Markakis shows signs he could become a power threat again

    Baltimore Sun "Nick Markakis arrived at spring training this year wondering along with the rest of us just how long it would take for him to rebound from serious abdominal damage and re-establish himself as a major offensive force in the Orioles batting order. The surgery he underwent in January went well,..." April 07

  • Orioles' Markakis, Jim Johnson make spring debuts

    Baltimore Sun "In a spring training camp that has been dominated by injury news, the Orioles welcomed back two key players Wednesday in an 11-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Neither did particularly well, but the Orioles don't care about results right now. They just want Nick Markakis and Jim Johnson..." March 15

  • Markakis eager to get spring at-bats, play in right field soon

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis, who has been rehabbing from offseason abdominal surgery, is slated to play in his first Grapefruit League game Wednesday at home against the Pirates. And while Markakis will be the Orioles' starting designated hitter, he said he's not far away from playing..." March 14

  • Nick Markakis is cleared to play next week

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis has made enough progress in his recovery from abdominal surgery that he will make his first Grapefruit League appearance on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium. The original plan called for Markakis to play in the last 10-12..." March 09

  • Markakis slated to make spring debut on March 14

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles are playing the Braves in a 1:05 p.m. start here at Ed Smith Stadium. Right-hander Jason Hammel will make his Orioles Grapefruit League debut, throwing the first two innings for Baltimore. -- Some very good news for Orioles fans: Right fielder Nick Markakis, recovering from..." March 08

  • Nick Markakis' recovery progressing

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles rightfielder Nick Markakis, recovering from offseason abdominal surgery, continues to progress on schedule and is still planning on being in Opening Day lineup. Markakis said Saturday he's doing nearly all baseball activities -- including hitting live batting practice and participating..." March 04

  • Markakis takes part in first workout, though team limits his activity

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis, who is recovering from offseason abdominal surgery, participated in the team's first full-squad workout Friday at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, taking live outdoor batting practice as well as taking part in outfield fielding drills. Markakis said he's far..." February 25

  • Markakis: I will be ready for Opening Day

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis proclaimed at Saturday's FanFest that he would be ready for Opening Day after having offseason abdominal surgery, but it appears he could be limited for the first few weeks of spring training. Markakis said he's on schedule with his seven-week rehabilitation..." January 22

  • Duquette: Markakis injury no cause for concern

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette isn't ready to press the panic button on rightfielder Nick Markakis. Duquette said confidently Friday he expected Markakis -- who had surgery Thursday to repair a torn abdominal muscle -- to be ready to return by the beginning of Spring..." January 07

  • Markakis has surgery to repair torn abdominal muscle

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles Gold Glove right fielder Nick Markakis, who has been bothered for months by what he initially thought was a deep bone bruise near his abdomen, had surgery Thursday to repair an abductor muscle and his rectus abdominis, also known as the "six-pack" muscle. Despite the extensive muscle..." January 07

  • Nick Markakis has surgery to repair torn abdominal muscle

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis, who has been bothered for months by what he thought was a deep bone bruise in his abdomen, had surgery on Thursday to repair his rectus abdominis, also known as the "six-pack" muscle. The muscle tear was considered extensive, yet Markakis is hopeful he will..." January 06

  • Orioles' Markakis and Wieters win Gold Gloves

    Baltimore Sun "For the first time in 13 years, the Orioles have multiple Gold Glove winners. Catcher Matt Wieters and right fielder Nick Markakis, both of whom had never won a Rawlings Gold Glove previously, became the first set of Orioles teammates to capture baseball's most prestigious defensive award since..." November 02

  • Markakis lowers boom on Yankees

    Baltimore Sun "If anybody expected the Orioles to mail in their makeup game Thursday afternoon, right fielder Nick Markakis made it fairly clear how much they want to have an impact on the outcome of the American League East race. Markakis leveled New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli in the seventh..." September 09

  • Markakis has big night .... finally

    Baltimore Sun "The night that all of you and Nick Markakis for that matter have long been waiting for finally arrived tonight when the right fielder drove in six of the Orioles' seven runs in a 7-0 series-opening victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at sweltering Camden Yards. "I guess you could say it was a..." June 11

  • Markakis plays first career game at first base

    Baltimore Sun "Right fielder Nick Markakis has been begging Orioles managers for years for an opportunity to play first base. Buck Showalter finally obliged Wednesday, and the manager took it a step further by letting Markakis use his mitt. In his first start at the position since he was at Woodstock High in..." June 02

  • Markakis struggles in loss to Rays

    Baltimore Sun "Nick Markakis has shown signs of breaking out of his puzzling early-season slump, but the right fielder had an afternoon to forget in the Orioles' loss 5-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. A day after he went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs, Markakis was hitless in four at-bats, stranding four..." May 09

  • Markakis stands out as Orioles start the season strong

    Baltimore Sun "His strong start has been overshadowed a bit by his good friend and fellow Orioles mainstay Brian Roberts, but right fielder Nick Markakis leads the first-place Orioles -- that will never get old, will it? -- in batting average and has made significant contributions in each of the team's four..." April 06

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