Markakis agent to meet with handful of teams
Nick Markakis is looking at other options after talks between the outfielder and the Orioles appear to have stalled, reports Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun.
Markakis’ agent is planning to meet with several clubs at this week’s General Manager meetings but told Connolly the O’s were not one of his client’s suitors at this time.
Per Connolly, Baltimore and Markakis were discussing a four-year contract worth about $10-12 million per year.
Markakis, 31, has spent his entire nine-year career in Baltimore. He’s a .290/.358/.435 career hitter with 141 home runs, 61 stole bases and is a two-time Gold Glove Award winner who, as his agent notes, should draw plenty of interest from multiple teams.
— Cash Kruth