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Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:41:25 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis will miss the team's next two games to attend his grandmother's funeral.
Fantasy Tip: Markakis won't have to be placed on the bereavement list. Expect him to be back in the lineup Friday night.
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:21:13 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis went 1-for-4 in Game 1 of a doubleheader Saturday, April 20, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has posted at least one hit in 14 of his first 16 games.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:18:53 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OFs Nick Markakis and Nate McLouth are the team's candidates to hit leadoff to begin the season, with 2B Brian Roberts slated to hit ninth in the order. However, manager Buck Showalter said Roberts could easily move up in the order as the season progresses.
Fantasy Tip: Markakis, who was dealing with neck problems in camp, is probably the only one of this trio that deserves consideration in mixed leagues this season.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:43:39 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis is likely to be the leadoff hitter this season.
Fantasy Tip: This was expected and doesn't change Markakis' value a whole lot. He has some punch behind him and should be a good source of runs, hit double-digit homers and drive in 60 or so. It would be ideal if Brian Roberts returned to the leadoff spot and pushed Markakis back down in the order to drive in more runs, though.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:45:19 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis (neck) will hit leadoff every inning for State College in an exhibition game Friday, March 29.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:31:51 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis (neck) might play right field Wednesday, March 27, after serving as the designated hitter Tuesday, March 26.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:11:05 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis (neck) hit off a tee, threw and ran Friday, March 22. Markakis will need to play in many minor league games in order to be ready by opening day April 1, and he'll do soft toss Saturday, March 23, and could taking batting practice Sunday, March 24. Markakis is pain-free and has full range of motion in his neck and upper back. He's played in only four spring games.
Fantasy Tip: Markakis has been pretty healthy in his career until last year when he broke bones in his hand and thumb. There is reason to believe he'll be ready by the start of the season. When healthy, he's pretty darn consistent.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:33:28 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis (neck) will meet with a spine specialist in hopes of being cleared to resume baseball activities in the next few days. Markakis is no longer dealing with pain and has full range of motion in his neck and upper back.
Fantasy Tip: This preseason injury has dropped Markakis into an area where he can return nice value again this season. However, he doesn't seem to be out of the woods yet. Keep tabs on his status.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 06:18:10 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis (neck) said he has some soreness in his neck but hopes to resume baseball activities this weekend.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:59:47 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis (neck) is optimistic that he'll be ready for opening day after dealing with a small herniated disc in his neck. A spine specialist suggested that he rest two to three weeks to let the inflammation and pain subside. "It's already been a week, so we will see where we are at in seven to 10 days," Markakis said. "But he also told me it could be eight to 12 weeks before I'm completely symptom free. We're looking on the positive side. We are going in the right direction with getting all the inflammation and pain out right now."