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Nick Markakis | Outfielder

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Nick Markakis is hitting leadoff for the Braves on Saturday.
With Eric Young Jr. struggling, the Braves are looking for a spark atop their lineup. Markakis had success in that same role with the Orioles, and his fantasy value sees a nice boost with the premium spot in the lineup. Apr 25 - 3:47 PM

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Nick Markakis is not in the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to just be a day of rest. Kelly Johnson is handling right field in Markakis' place. The Braves are going with Cameron Maybin in center field Wednesday.

Nick Markakis went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and an RBI single, which proved to be the deciding factor in Monday's victory against the Marlins.

Alberto Callaspo and Markakis hit back-to-back RBI singles off of reliever Sam Dyson in the fifth inning. As the Braves won by one run, it was the Markakis single that made the difference. He's still looking for his first extra-base hit this season and is batting a mediocre .231 (6-for-26).
Apr 14 - 12:01 AM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Braves topped the Marlins Tuesday.

Markakis got the scoring started with an RBI single in the first inning, the first of seven runs the Braves would hang on Marlins starter Mat Latos. Markakis also singled and scored in the Braves' four-run ninth inning. The outfielder is one of the Braves' better hitters and should continue to hit in a prime lineup spot, giving him some added fantasy value despite his bleak surroundings.
Apr 7 - 10:35 PM

Nick Markakis went 1-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in and a stolen base as the Braves earned an Opening Day victory over the Marlins on Monday.

Markakis put the Braves on the board with a first-inning RBI single. He knocked in the Braves' second -- and eventual game-winning -- run with a fielder's choice ground out in the sixth. He then stole second base but was stranded. All told, that's a decent start to the season for Markakis, whom the rebuilding Braves curiously signed to a four-year, $44 million deal. He also appears to be fine after undergoing off-season neck surgery.
Apr 6 - 7:37 PM

Nick Markakis (neck) said Thursday that there's a "95 percent chance" he'll play on Opening Day.

Working his way back from next surgery, Markakis will play in his seventh Grapefruit League contest on Thursday and will have to suffer a setback at this point in order to not be in the lineup on Monday. "I’m good (physically)," he said. "I’m ready to go. Just finishing up my at-bats here and getting some more innings in the field. Ready for Monday…. I think there’s a 95 percent chance I’ll be there Monday, so we’ll see."
Apr 2 - 7:38 PM

Nick Markakis (neck) is expected to play in a minor league game Thursday.

Markakis made his return from neck surgery this week and the Braves are trying to get him as many at-bats as possible before the start of the season. By playing in the minor league game, he should be able to get 5-7 at-bats. The expectation is that he will be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 25 - 8:36 AM

Nick Markakis (neck) played six innings in the outfield in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game and declared afterwards that he was ready for Opening Day.

The veteran outfielder underwent surgery in December to repair a herniated disc in his neck. He returned to game action on Monday as the Braves' designated hitter before manning his position defensively on Tuesday. Manager Fredi Gonzalez echoed the same sentiments, saying he was confident Markakis would be in the lineup when the regular season kicks off on April 6.
Mar 24 - 6:40 PM

Nick Markakis (neck) will start in right field Tuesday.

Markakis, who is coming off December neck surgery, made his Grapefruit League debut as the DH on Monday and went 2-for-3 with a single, a double, and a run scored. He's expected to play four or five innings in the field Tuesday. The veteran outfielder should be in the starting lineup on Opening Day.
Mar 23 - 5:15 PM

Nick Markakis (neck) is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut Monday.

Markakis took batting practice for the third straight day Sunday, clearing him for game action. He will DH in the game, giving him some more time to get acclimated before playing the field. With a few weeks of spring training left, Markakis still has time to get in shape before Opening Day.
Mar 22 - 12:18 PM

Nick Markakis (neck) is scheduled to batting practice on Saturday.

He continues to work his way back from December's fusion surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck. If all goes well with Saturday's session, he could soon be cleared to face live pitching. Markakis remains optimistic that he'll be in the Braves lineup on Opening Day.
Mar 21 - 10:10 AM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez admitted Friday that Nick Markakis' (neck) availability for Opening Day is "not set in stone."

Markakis had fusion surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck in mid-December and was cleared for physical activity about a week before spring training. "The neck is fine," Gonzalez said. "He hasn’t done anything because they wanted that neck to heal. We’ve got to get his legs in shape. He’s playing catch. He’s progressing every day. Don’t know date when he will be able to take swings. You’d hate to have this guy get his neck ready and run him out there and all of a sudden he hurts himself." The Braves are poised for a rebuilding year in 2015, so it would make little sense to push Markakis to be ready on April 6. It appears he's trending towards beginning his Braves career on the disabled list.
Mar 13 - 12:58 PM

Nick Markakis (neck) indicated feeling good after hitting off a tee and throwing for the first time on Friday.

The veteran outfielder is nine weeks removed from surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck. There is no clear date yet for when he'll appear in spring games, but he's expected to be ready in time for Opening Day.
Mar 7 - 10:52 AM

Nick Markakis (neck) was cleared this week to run and work out extensively.

Markakis is now eight weeks removed from surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. The veteran outfielder will miss the early spring training games, but there's no clear date for his debut. He remains hopeful of being ready for Opening Day, but it's no sure thing. Markakis signed a four-year, $44 million deal with the Braves over the winter.
Feb 25 - 8:29 AM

Nick Markakis underwent fusion surgery Wednesday to repair a herniated disk in his neck.

The expectation is that Markakis will be able to begin baseball-related activities by mid-February, but the Braves are probably going to take it easy on him in camp this spring just to be safe. The 31-year-old outfielder signed a four-year, $44 million free agent contract with Atlanta in early December. He'll be the team's leadoff man and right fielder in 2015.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 04:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
2Alberto Callaspo
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Trevor Cahill
6Eric Stults
7Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Jim Johnson
3Josh Outman
4Luis Avilan
5Cody Martin
6Andrew McKirahan
7Ian Thomas
8Michael Kohn
9John Cornely
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Shae Simmons