Nick Markakis RF BAL Jun 22 '79

Nick Markakis' wife has given birth and the outfielder is hoping to return to the Orioles on Wednesday.

Baltimore is hosting the Yankees, so Markakis presumably could make it to the park. Buck Showalter should apprise the media of his status shortly.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Jun 20 '79

Nick Markakis plans to play on Wednesday, the day his wife is scheduled to have labor induced to deliver the couple's third child.

Baltimore hosts New York on Wednesday. Assuming Markakis is in the lineup, he'll square off against Andy Pettitte.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Jun 16 '79

Nick Markakis is not in the Orioles' starting lineup on Thursday night against the White Sox.

It's just a routine day of maintenance. Michael Morse will start in right field in Markakis' place.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Apr 21 '791 Comment

Nick Markakis has logged a .367/.412/.400 batting line in 34 July plate appearances.

It's nice to see after Markakis limped to a .229 average in June. Owners are no doubt a little disappointed by Markakis' power output in 2013, as he's hit just one home run since June 1 and logged only eight on the season. He's slugging 49 points below his career average.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Apr 05 '79

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 and hit his eighth homer Monday versus the Indians.

It was the first homer since May 31 for Markakis. After a poor first 15 days of June, he's hit .355 with four doubles and nine runs scored in his last eight games.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Mar 23 '79

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with two RBI as the Orioles beat the Angels on Tuesday.

Markakis came through with a bases-loaded single in the 7th inning to give the Orioles the lead, giving him 37 RBI on the year. The outfielder is now hitting .293/.342/.425 on the year batting leadoff for the O's.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Mar 18 '79

Nick Markakis returned to the Orioles' lineup Friday against the Rays.

As expected. Markakis missed the last two games in Houston in order to attend in his grandmother's funeral.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Mar 15 '79

Nick Markakis will not play Wednesday or Thursday in order to attend his grandmother's funeral.

Markakis will play Tuesday before leaving prior to Wednesday's contest. The Orioles will not place him on the bereavement list, as that would mean he'd be unavailable to play Friday, as well. They'll play a man short the next two days.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Mar 12 '79

Nick Markakis smacked a solo homer Friday in a win over the Tigers.

Markakis also walked and scored two runs. He led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a solo homer against Jose Valverde while Chris Dickerson later followed with a walk-off three-run shot to give the Orioles the victory. Markakis has hit safely in 19 out of his last 21 games, improving his batting average from .264 to .307 on the year. With seven homers in 55 games, Markakis is currently on pace for his best power output since 2008.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Mar 05 '79

Nick Markakis went 3-for-5 with a three-run double in Friday's 10-6 win over the Blue Jays.

He also drew a walk and scored a run. Markakis has hit safely in nine straight games and has pulled his batting average up from .281 to an even .300 for the year. With 27 RBI through 48 games, Markakis is already halfway to his RBI total from last season.