Markakis went 1-for-4 in a 7-0 loss to the Nationals on Sunday. Markakis mustered one of only four hits on the day for the Braves, wrapping up a mostly productive weekend after he was reinstated from the injured list Friday. The 35-year-old immediately reclaimed an everyday role in left field in his return from the fractured left wrist, starting all three games versus Washington and going 7-for-13 with a double, three RBI and two runs.
Markakis (wrist) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday. Markakis went down in late July with a fractured left wrist but is ready to rejoin the Braves for the final couple weeks of the regular season. The 35-year-old had a .284/.358/.429 slash line with nine home runs and 55 RBI through 104 games prior to suffering the injury. He'll start in left field and bat fifth in his return to the lineup.
Markakis (wrist) is scheduled to take live batting practice Wednesday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. If everything goes off without a hitch during Wednesday's live bullpen session -- his first since suffering a fractured wrist near the end of July -- Markakis could be cleared to rejoin the Braves ahead of Friday's series opener against the Nationals. Prior to landing on the shelf, the veteran outfielder compiled a .284/.358/.429 slash line with nine home runs and 55 RBI in 104 games.
Markakis (wrist) will hit in a simulated game next week, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Markakis has been out with a fractured wrist since late July but appears to be making good progress. If all goes well, he could return to action next weekend.
Markakis (wrist) has started throwing, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Markakis fractured his left wrist (his throwing arm) in late July, so the fact he's resumed throwing is a major step in his recovery. It was reported last week that the 35-year-old was ahead of schedule, and a return in mid-September still appears on the table.
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