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.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Oct 07 '12

Nick Markakis will have the pins removed from his surgically-repaired left thumb Monday.

Markakis will still have to keep his splint on for another week or two. It's possible he could be available at some point this postseason, but likely only if the Orioles make it to the World Series. The outfielder has been sidelined since early September.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Oct 01 '12

Nick Markakis will not have the pins removed from his surgically-repaired thumb for another week.

Markakis hoped to have them removed on Monday in Tampa, but he's just not ready yet. He'll need to stay in a splint for a week or two after the pins are removed, so he's unlikely to return to the Orioles this year unless they make a deep run in the playoffs.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Sep 25 '12

Nick Markakis is scheduled to have the screws removed from his surgically-repaired thumb next week.

Markakis suffered a fracured left thumb when he was hit by a CC Sabathia pitch in early September and is doubtful to be healed before mid-October. The O's will have to first make the playoffs and then advance through the first round for him to have a chance of returning to action.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Sep 11 '12

Nick Markakis underwent successful surgery on his left thumb Tuesday.

Markakis broke his left thumb when he was hit by a pitch on Saturday. While he's done for the rest of the regular season, he's hoping the procedure will put him on track to be ready for the postseason if the Orioles make it that far.

Nick Markakis RF BAL Sep 09 '12

Nick Markakis will undergo surgery on his broken left thumb Tuesday.

Markakis was originally scheduled for an MRI, but the Orioles are hoping that the surgery will accelerate his return to the active roster. Assuming Markakis avoids setbacks, there's a chance he would be available to contribute in the postseason.

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.