Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis, who had surgery June 1 for a broken hamate bone in his right wrist, said he is listening to medical orders and will not swing a bat until he gets back to Baltimore on Friday, which will mark the three-week mark. "My two week idea is out the window, but I've realized, just talking to the trainers, we don't want to push it. I'd rather be back the rest of the season than have a setback," said Markakis, who has never been on the disabled list in his career. "So we'll take it slowly. We'll give it four or five more days to let it heal up. Get some treatment, hopefully pick up a bat on Friday and see how it goes through the weekend and hopefully have a short rehab stint and get back up here." Markakis would prefer not going on a rehab assignment, but said he understands its value. O's fans: Download the Baltimore Baseball app for iPhone, Android. "I guess for myself, the benefits of it, would probably be smart," he said. "But you never know. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully, Aberdeen is at home when it is time to rehab."
Orioles notes: Markakis hopes to swing Friday; return next week
Baltimore Sun | Jun 19