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Markakis could be cleared to hit Friday

Markakis could be cleared to hit Friday

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Markakis could be cleared to hit Friday
ATLANTA -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter said outfielder Nick Markakis, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right hamate bone, could be cleared Friday to start hitting.

Markakis is with the Orioles in Atlanta for their three-game series. Showalter said Markakis can already participate in most baseball activities.

"He's doing just about everything but hitting," Showalter said. "[Friday is] basically when he can start thinking about hitting and progress from there."

Markakis broke the bone in his wrist on a slide in mid-May and tried to play through it. But ultimately, he was forced to undergo surgery to remove part of the bone and go on the DL for the first time in his career.

Markakis is hitting .256 with eight home runs in 50 games this season.

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