Markakis Could Have Surgery Monday
Manager Buck Showalter said right fielder Nick Markakis could have surgery on his left thumb in Sarasota Monday. The surgeon could be the same one that repaired the broken hamate bone in Markakis' right hand.
Showalter said there was increased swelling in Markakis hand. Showalter said the club was cautiously optimistic that Markakis could return, but not during the regular season.
"September is not an option," Showalter said.
Posted Sept. 9, 2012