Nick Markakis
RF ATL
4 months ago

Markakis (personal) is starting in right field and batting cleanup Thursday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Markakis was back home in Baltimore and missed Wednesday's game against the Mets for personal reasons, but he was able to meet the team in Miami and is ready to go for Thursday's series opener against the Marlins. The 33-year-old, who owns a .276/.355/.388 line with eight homers in 156 games this season, will face Dillon Peters in his return to action.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
4 months ago

Markakis has returned home to Baltimore for a personal reason but could rejoin the team this weekend in Miami, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has started the last 16 games, hitting .219/.275/.281 over that span. With only four games left in the regular season after Wednesday's game agains the Mets, Markakis can be dropped in the majority of single-season formats. He is under contract for another season, but the Braves could look to cut bait this offseason or simply relegate the 33-year-old outfielder to bench duty with top prospect Ronald Acuna set to debut early in 2018.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
4 months ago

Markakis is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

He has started the last 16 games, hitting .219/.275/.281 over that span. Markakis is under contract for another season, but the Braves could look to cut bait this offseason or simply relegate the 33-year-old outfielder to bench duty with top prospect Ronald Acuna set to debut early in 2018. Lane Adams is starting in right field and hitting eighth.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
4 months ago

Markakis (wrist) is in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

As planned, Markakis will return to action Sunday following a three-game absence from the starting lineup. He'll start in right field and hit fourth in the order.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
4 months ago

Markakis (wrist) said his wrist had improved enough for him to pinch hit Saturday, and he'll be in the lineup Sunday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Markakis originally was set to resurface Tuesday, but this good news has renewed his availability earlier than expected. He should return to his role in the middle of the Braves' order for the series finale against the Marlins.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
4 months ago

Markakis (wrist) is targeting a return for Tuesday's series opener against the Nationals, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With this latest news, it appears likely that Markakis will sit out Saturday and Sunday so that his wrist can continue healing. The team doesn't play Monday, so he'll be able to get an extra day to rest before returning to action. Until Markakis is ready to play, look for Jace Peterson to continue starting in right field.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
4 months ago

Markakis (wrist) is out of the lineup Friday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

With Markakis sitting out, the Braves will start Jace Peterson in right field. Although Markakis is dealing with a sore wrist, the injury seems to be fairly minor, so he should return to the lineup in the near future.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
4 months ago

Markakis rolled his right wrist making a catch Wednesday and was only available for pinch-running duties Thursday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. X-rays came back negative.

EDGE Analysis

It's a clarification with what was assumed to be a normal day of rest. With the test results coming back clean, Markakis should resurface in the lineup over the coming days. He's slashed .283/.364/.402 on the year, with eight home runs, 69 RBI and 70 runs scored in 583 plate appearances.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
4 months ago

Markakis is out of the lineup against the Marlins on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Markakis gets the day off after starting 38 of the past 40 games, slashing .307/.391/.464 with three home runs and 21 RBI during that span. In his place, Jace Peterson will man right field while batting eighth.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
5 months ago

Markakis went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has been swinging a hot stick lately, hitting .375 (15-for-40) over his last 10 games with two homers, eight runs and nine RBI. Markakis still only has eight home runs and a .770 OPS on the year, numbers which don't give him a lot of value in shallow leagues, but he could be worth a short-term pickup while he's locked in at the plate.