Nick Markakis RF BAL Mar 06 '13
Nick Markakis (neck) is expected to return to the Orioles' Grapefruit League lineup on Sunday.
Markakis has been out for a couple of days with a stiff neck that he developed while sleeping. It's not a big deal. Markakis, 29, batted .298/.363/.471 with 13 home runs and 54 RBI in 104 games last season.
Nick Markakis RF BAL Mar 05 '13
Nick Markakis (neck) said Tuesday that he's likely to miss a few more days.
Markakis hasn't done any baseball activities since he woke up Sunday with a stiff neck. His symptoms have improved, but he will continue to receive treatment for now. "The good thing is I wasn't getting any numbness or any pain down my arm or leg or anything so we've kind of ruled out anything with a disc probably," said Markakis. "That's good. Today's better than yesterday so that's all we can hope for and we move on from there. I'll get my treatment and hopefully I'll be out there in a couple days."
Nick Markakis RF BAL Feb 20 '13
Nick Markakis was held out of Wednesday's intrasquad games after being examined for acid reflux.
Manny Machado and Zach Braddock had similar exams earlier this week. The Orioles are trying to find out if the acid reflux is related to an ulcer, but it shouldn't have any impact on his ability to play. Markakis is scheduled to leave the team Wednesday to attend a funeral in Baltimore, but he should be back by Friday.
Nick Markakis RF BAL Feb 19 '13
Nick Markakis will leave the team following Wednesday's intrasquad in order to attend a funeral in Baltimore.
Markakis will be away from the team for a few days, so he could miss the beginning of the Grapefruit League schedule. However, his brief absence will not have any impact on his readiness for the season.
Nick Markakis RF BAL Jan 11 '13
Nick Markakis (thumb) said on WBAL Radio Thursday that he's "good to go" for spring training.
Markakis underwent surgery in September for a fractured left thumb, but he won't be limited at all in spring training. "I'm good to go," he said. "I've had no setbacks. My thumb feels good. Everything couldn't have gone better." Markakis added that he's "got (his) workouts going" and is "just excited to get down (to spring training)." The 29-year-old was limited to just 104 games in 2012 due to a trio of surgeries, but it would be unfair to call him injury-prone, as he played in at least 157 games in each of the previous five seasons.
Nick Markakis RF BAL Oct 28 '12
Nick Markakis (thumb) said he would be playing had the Orioles reached the World Series.
Speaking Saturday at a charity event hosted by Buck and Angela Showalter, Markakis, who is coming back from a surgically-repaired left thumb, revealed that he will receive full clearance for all activities on Tuesday. Slated to turn 29 next month, the Orioles outfielder will have a normal offseason and should arrive healthy for spring training.
Nick Markakis RF BAL Oct 08 '12
Nick Markakis had the pins removed from his surgically-repaired left thumb Monday.
He'll remain in his splint and won't return at least for another two weeks, meaning the Orioles will have to make it all the way to the World Series to have Markakis available again. The outfielder has been sidelined since early September.