“We’re just going to be careful with him,” Orioles manager
With Monday’s off day and Tuesday’s road game in Dunedin against the Blue Jays — veteran starters don’t often make road trips this early in camp — Markakis will get an additional two days off. But Showalter said the injury was not a
Markakis, who played in at least 160 games in four of the past five seasons heading into 2012, missed 58 games last season with a litany of injuries.
He had three surgeries over the calendar year, including a season-ending surgery for a broken left thumb in early-September after he was hit by a
Showalter often says that Markakis isn't a player who needs many at-bats to get ready for the season, and his first two spring starts this season came as a designated hitter. But Showalter said the club wants to be careful.