Nick Markakis RF BAL Sep 09 '12

Nick Markakis (thumb) will undergo a CAT scan Sunday before having an MRI Monday.

Markakis broke a bone in his left thumb when he was hit by a CC Sabathia pitch Saturday. The outfielder is hoping that he could return before the playoffs end, but the Orioles would have to make a deep run.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Sep 08 '12

Nick Markakis has been diagnosed with a broken bone in his left thumb and will be out for six weeks.

It's obviously brutal news for the Orioles, who have relied on Markakis' offense for much of the season and must now move forward with Lew Ford and Nate McLouth as their starting corner outfielders. Markakis was batting .298/.363/.471 with 13 homers, 28 doubles and 54 RBI through 104 games played. The O's will have to make a late run into October for him to return this season.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Sep 08 '12

Nick Markakis was removed in the sixth inning Saturday after getting hit by a 93 mph fastball on his left hand.

Nate McLouth entered the game as a pinch-runner to replace him. Markakis will likely head right in for X-rays. He's been a major factor in the Orioles' success this season, and it would be a tremendous blow to the team if he were to miss a significant amount of time.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Aug 12 '12

Nick Markakis doubled and homered in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Markakis took Bruce Chen deep for a solo shot in the fifth. His 13th home run of the season was his fifth in 15 games since July 28. Arbitrary endpoints or not, it's a promising sign for his fantasy owners. He's hitting .288/.351/.479 on the year.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Aug 06 '12

Nick Markakis recorded his 11th home run of the season in Monday's win over the Mariners.

Markakis has been on a hot streak since moving to the leadoff spot, and is now hitting .287 on the year. He finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Jul 13 '12

Nick Markakis went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in his return to the Orioles lineup on Friday.

Markakis had been sidelined since early June, after having a broken hamate bone removed from his right hand, but didn't appear to miss a beat. He hit out of the leadoff spot for the first time in his career on Friday, and could hit there regularly with Brian Roberts sidelined indefinitely with a hip injury.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Jul 13 '12

Nick Markakis is batting leadoff Friday in his return to the Orioles' lineup.

The O's have been looking for a leadoff man all season, and they'll give Markakis a shot there. It's the first time he's ever started in the No. 1 spot, as he's hit second or third most of his career.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Jul 09 '12

Orioles activated OF Nick Markakis from the 15-day disabled list.

Markakis has been out of commission since having a broken hamate bone removed from his right hand in early June. He'll return to a .256/.333/.452 batting line with eight home runs over 199 at-bats.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Jul 09 '12

Nick Markakis (hamate bone surgery) went 0-for-3 with a walk in his final rehab appearance Monday at Double-A Bowie.

He served as the DH. The Orioles expect to activate him when the second half of the season begins Friday. Markakis will return to Baltimore for Thursday's team workout, meaning he has three days off before Friday's game. The 28-year-old had a broken hamate bone removed from his right hand in early June. Markakis was hitting .256/.333/.452 in 50 games prior to hitting the shelf.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Jul 09 '12

Nick Markakis (hamate bone surgery) will make his final rehab appearance Monday at Double-A Bowie.

Markakis will serve as the designated hitter and return to the Orioles for Thursday's team workout. Barring any setbacks, he'll be active when the second half of the season begins Friday.