Former Oriole Markakis Returns to Baltimore With Braves


BALTIMORE — Sitting in the visiting dugout at Camden Yards, Nick Markakis felt at home and a bit out of place at the same time.

Markakis played his entire major league career with the Orioles before signing during the offseason with the Atlanta Braves, who were in town Monday for the start of a three-game series.

“I’d spent nine years here and I’d never even been in this clubhouse or this dugout,” Markakis said before batting practice. “So that tells you a little bit about how I feel. It’s a little weird, but you know, life throws you a bunch of curves and it’s all about how you deal with it.”

While with the Orioles, Markakis hit .290 with 141 homers and 658 RBIs in 1,365 games. He thought he would spend his entire career in Baltimore, but the Orioles opted not to match Atlanta’s contract offer of $44 million…

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