DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis says the neck spasms he is having aren't a concern.
Markakis was scratched from Sunday's game and said Tuesday morning that he would take his recovery slowly and expected to be able to play in a few days. He missed substantial portions of last season after suffering a broken bone in his hand and a fractured thumb.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said before Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays that he would not play Markakis against Spain on Wednesday. Showalter added that the right fielder could have played had this been the regular season.
Markakis played 104 games last year after averaging 160 the previous five seasons.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Angels Win Total Prediction Can the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season this year? Here’s our breakdown of the win...
Thumbnail Houston Astros Win Total Prediction The Houston Astros flirted with a playoff appearance in 2016. Can they have a successful season in 2017?
Thumbnail Rockies Win Total Prediction Will the 2017 season be the one where the Colorado Rockies make a move to be a winning team?
Thumbnail World Baseball Classic Final Prediction Will the USA knock off Puerto Rico tonight in the World Baseball Classic Championship at 9:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Indians Win-Total Prediction After falling just shy of the World Series in 2016, can the Cleveland Indians follow it up with a better year...

MLB Team Pages