Nick Markakis RF BAL 19 Hrs

Markakis was held out of Wednesday's lineup as a precaution due to a sore shoulder, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Markakis likely could have played Wednesday if needed, but with the pressure off the Orioles after they clinched the AL East a night earlier, he'll just take some time off for rest. With an open date in the schedule Thursday, look for Markakis to slot back into the lineup Friday, when the Orioles open a three-game set with the Red Sox.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 20 Hrs

Markakis is not in the lineup Wednesday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

The Orioles clinched the A.L. East on Tuesday, and, perhaps as a reward, as the team's leader and elder statesman, Markakis will be given Wednesday off. Steve Pearce will get the start in right, but Markakis should be back in the lineup in short order.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 6 Days

Markakis is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

Manager Buck Showalter is resting several of his regulars in the nightcap, Markakis included. Nelson Cruz will move out to right field as Alejandro De Aza takes over atop the order.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 11 Days

Markakis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays.

Markakis is simply getting a day of rest Sunday for the first time this season. He will join Adam Jones on the bench Sunday as both will be getting their first day off. Steve Pearce start in right field in his place and bat fifth for the Orioles while Alejandro De Aza sits atop the Orioles' lineup.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 1 Month

Markakis hit his 11th home run of the season Monday in a 3-for-5 night while scoring twice and knocking in two runs against the White Sox.

Markakis is in the midst of a 10 game hitting streak. The veteran outfielder is batting .415/.493/.615 with three home runs over 65 August at-bats.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 1 Month

Markakis was one of the only bright spots for Baltimore on Sunday, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Markakis has been scorching hot to start off August, hitting .382 (13-for-34) with two homers, two doubles, two RBI and five runs scored (while also drawing eight walks) through 10 games. He continues to put up solid numbers atop the order for the division-leading Orioles.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 1 Month

Markakis finished the Orioles' win Monday night 2-for-5 with a solo home run.

Markakis has now homered in consecutive games and has three blasts in his last six games. Prior to this streak it had been a long power outage for the outfielder, stretching more than a month without a blast. Markakis now has 10 homers to go with his .287 average.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 2 Months

Markakis hit a leadoff homer Sunday against Hisashi Iwakuma to account for the only run of the game in the Orioles' win over the Mariners.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 2 Months

Nick Markakis went 2-for-6 with a three-run home run, but the Orioles needed 12 innings to overcome the Angels in a win on Tuesday.

Markakis took Jered Weaver out to right field in the fourth inning, giving the Orioles a 6-4 lead at the time. It was a rare bit of power from Markakis, who now has a .285/.346/.393 line with eight home runs and 37 RBI on the season.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 2 Months

Nick Markakis went 4-for-5 with two runs scored from the leadoff spot Saturday against the A's.

Markakis hasn't been particularly valuable for fantasy purposes, but he's given the Orioles a nice .355 OBP while mostly hitting this year. He and Steve Pearce were both on base four times ahead of Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz in the order tonight.