Markakis, O’s in ‘serious’ talks
Talks between the Orioles and Nick Markakis regarding a four-year deal are “serious,” according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.
Dialogue between Baltimore — the only organization Markakis has ever known — and the outfielder broke down earlier this week, but progress was made Wednesday, writes Heyman.
Markakis staying in Baltimore makes sense for both parties. The 30-year-old (who turns 31 next week) has spent all nine of his seasons with the Orioles, who selected him No. 7 overall in the 2003 Draft.
Markakis is a career .290/.358/.435 hitter with two Gold Glove Awards, including this past year.
— Cash Kruth