Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones is officially a married man ... who played tight end for the Cowboys and Redskins in the '70s. Orioles manager Buck Showalter, 1st base coach Wayne Kirby and Adam's former Baltimore teammate Nick Markakis. for their first dance as man and wife, we're told the couple danced to "Me and Mrs. after marrying the daughter of a former NFL Pro Bowl player ... It all went down in Scottsdale, AZ on December 27 ... His family reportedly wanted to stay in Baltimore, and the Orioles continued to negotiate with him after declining to pick up their mutual .5 million option for 2015.• JAFFE: Four teams that need to make a move in the outfield After signing with Atlanta, Markakis underwent neck surgery to repair a herniated disk in December, which he was first diagnosed with before the 2013 season.U_ID4Pld Xmt Markakis isn’t the only Oriole getting involved in honor of Monica – first baseman Chris Davis has pledged to donate 0 to LUNGevity Foundation for every home run he hits this season. “Thank you to the Baltimore Orioles for the many ways they are supporting the fight against lung cancer,” said Andrea Ferris, president and chairman of LUNGevity.“LUNGevity Foundation is grateful that Nick Markakis and Chris Davis have chosen to support lung cancer research in honor of Monica.
The lack of home-run or stolen base numbers make him somewhat of an afterthought in drafts, but that makes for an intriguing profit margin.
that Markakis' neck condition was a factor in not re-signing him, saying the organization was "worried" about it.
• REITER: Marlins slugger Stanton is no paint-by-numbers star In 155 games in 2014, Markakis hit .276 with 14 home runs, 50 RBIs and a .342 on-base percentage.
2016 The power vanished for Markakis in his first year with Atlanta, as he managed only three home runs after reaching double digits in each of his nine seasons with Baltimore.
However, the rest of his game was pretty much right in line with what we have come to expect, with Markakis striking out less than 13 percent of the time while walking at a 10 percent clip, and he reached 155 games played for the eighth time in the last nine years.
He said Wednesday there's a chance he'll be ready to play Opening Day.