Friday will mark the three-week point since Nick Markakis had June 1 surgery to remove part of his hamate bone in his right wrist. The Orioles right fielder was hoping to be able to swing a bat on Friday, then go on a brief rehab stint and rejoin the big-league club during the upcoming homestand. That's too optimistic, according to manager Buck Showalter, who said Markakis will be re-examined Friday in Baltimore, but almost certainly won't swing a bat. When asked if Markakis could be activated by the end of this upcoming homestand, which begins Friday and ends July 1, Showalter said, "I don't see that happening, but we'll see." "The doctors, [Friday] is when they are going to see if the wound is closed. He's still got soreness in the wound," Showalter said. "Until that goes away he is not going to swing a bat."
Markakis likely won't swing a bat Friday or play this month
Baltimore Sun | Jun 21