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Nick Markakis | Outfielder

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles' contract talks with Nick Markakis are "inching along."
Most figured the two sides would have wrapped up a deal by now. It still seems likely to happen, but as Rosenthal notes, the longer the Orioles wait, the likelier Markakis is to test out the free agent market. Markakis wasn't extended a qualifying offer, so he would not cost another team a draft pick to sign him. Nov 18 - 9:04 AM

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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays "have had contact" with Nick Markakis' agent, but they "aren't seriously pursuing him" right now.

Morosi says the Jays are "prioritizing other outfield priorities ahead of Markakis," with re-signing Melky Cabrera likely at the top of that list. As for Markakis, Morosi adds that the Orioles are still trying to re-sign him, but they're "not close" to a deal. Baltimore did not extend a qualifying offer to the 31-year-old.
Nov 16 - 11:45 AM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, there is "optimism again" that the Orioles will be able to strike a four-year deal with free agent outfielder Nick Markakis.

The two sides were said to be working on a new four-year pact shortly before Markakis officially hit the free agent market. He probably wanted to see what other teams were offering and is now turning back to Baltimore's offer. Heyman writes that it is "hard to envision Markakis, a beloved Oriole, leaving at this point."
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 13 - 10:51 AM

Orioles general manager Dan Duquette said the club has "more work to do" in negotiations with free agent Nick Markakis.

The team has expressed interest in keeping Markakis since the season ended, and the sides appeared close to a four-year deal before free agency opened on Monday. Markakis wasn't extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer, so he's free to sign with any team without draft pick repercussion. The Blue Jays are one of the few teams aside from the O's said to have interest in the 30-year-old.
Nov 12 - 7:47 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Nick Markakis' agent, Jamie Murphy, is expected to meet with the Orioles on Wednesday.

The O's declined Markakis' $17.5 million option earlier this month, but the two sides have reportedly talked about a four-year contract. Heyman writes that the Blue Jays are among the other teams with interest, but there's a good chance he'll stay in Baltimore.
Nov 12 - 9:46 AM

According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the agent for free agent outfielder Nick Markakis is scheduled to meet this week with several teams.

MASN's Roch Kubatko reported last week that the Orioles were working on a new four-year deal with Markakis, but it appears that those negotiations have stalled -- or at least been put on the backburner. Markakis has a solid .290/.358/.435 career batting line in the majors and won the 2014 American Gold Glove Award for right field (despite negative defensive metrics). He should do pretty well for himself this winter.
Nov 10 - 12:05 PM

Nick Markakis has been named the 2014 American League Gold Glove winner in right field.

Markakis has typically rated pretty poorly by the defensive metrics, but he did well in that regard this season and gets rewarded for it with his first Gold Glove. He beat out Kevin Kiermaier and Kole Calhoun for the award.
Nov 4 - 7:44 PM

Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that the Orioles are discussing a four-year contract with Nick Markakis.

Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reported Saturday that the two sides were progressing towards a deal, and Kubatko has some details on the framework. It's not clear at this point how much the contract might be worth. The Orioles declined Markakis' $17.5 million option for 2015, but it's always been seen as likely that he'd re-sign with Baltimore. Kubatko says they could reach an agreement "at some point in the not-too-distant future." The Orioles' exclusive negotiating window closes on Monday at midnight.
Nov 2 - 1:48 PM

Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports the Orioles and Nick Markakis are believed to be working towards a new, multiyear deal.

The O's declined Markakis' $17.5 million option on Thursday, but the move didn't signify the end of Markakis' run in Baltimore. Markakis has been with the Orioles his entire career, breaking in during the 2006 season, and he's the longest-tenured member of the team. Markakis will become a free agent Monday at midnight, and if something can't get worked out between the two sides before then he'll surely be receiving some calls from interested clubs. The 30-year-old hit .276/.342/.386 with the O's this past season.
Nov 1 - 4:30 PM

Orioles declined OF Nick Markakis' $17.5 million option for 2015.

It was an expected move. The Orioles are working to re-sign Markakis to a long-term deal, though Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reported earlier this month that there has been "no substantial progress" made in extension talks. Markakis hit .276/.342/.386 with 14 homers and 50 RBI for the O's this season.
Oct 30 - 6:14 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that there has been "no substantial progress" made in extension talks between the Orioles and impending free agent Nick Markakis.

The common thought has been that Markakis is likely to stay in Baltimore, but it appears the two sides have some significant ground to make up. It's not clear what kind of figures are currently being exchanged between the two parties. Markakis will officially become a free agent five days after the World Series ends, at which point he'll be able to negotiate with any club.
Oct 24 - 2:06 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Giants are "one team to watch" with impending free agent Nick Markakis.

Cafardo also list the Mets as a possible contender for Markakis' services, though it sounds like he's just speculating on potential landing spots more than anything else. The Orioles will decline their part of Markakis' $17.5 million mutual option for 2015, but the common feeling is that they'll wind up working out a deal to retain the outfielder.
Source: Boston Globe
Oct 19 - 1:39 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles plan to decline their part of Nick Markakis' $17.5 million mutual option for 2015.

He'll receive a $2 million buyout and become a free agent. The decision isn't a big surprise, as his production simply doesn't warrant the bloated salary. Still, the Orioles are interested in bringing him back for less. Markakis has spent his entire nine-year career with the Orioles and batted .276/.342/.386 with 14 home runs and 50 RBI over 155 games this past season.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 15 - 11:04 AM

Nick Markakis is batting leadoff for the Orioles in Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday night.

The skies have finally cleared in Kansas City. Here's the full O's lineup: Markakis RF, Alejandro De Aza LF, Adam Jones CF, Nelson Cruz DH, Steve Pearce 1B, J.J. Hardy SS, Ryan Flaherty 3B, Nick Hundley C, Jonathan Schoop 2B. Wei-Yin Chen is on the mound.
Oct 14 - 4:21 PM

Nick Markakis had a strong night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Royals, going 3-for-6 with a double and a run scored.

Markakis also swiped his first base of the postseason in the losing effort. He doubled off James Shields to lead off the third inning and came around to score the O's first run of the ballgame. He's now 6-for-18 (.333) with a homer and three RBI in the postseason.
Oct 11 - 12:55 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Steve Pearce
2Christian Walker
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Alexi Casilla
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3Rey Navarro
3B1Chris Davis
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
5Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Quintin Berry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1David Lough
2Alex Hassan
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Tyler Wilson
8Mike Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Pat McCoy
9Ryan Webb
10Oliver Drake