Orioles season preview: 14 questions for 2014 [Pictures]
Manny Machado's recovery, Chris Davis' home run tally and more questions to ponder as Baltimore preps for Monday's Opening Day at Camden Yards.
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8. What should fans expect from Nick Markakis?( Gene Sweeney Jr. / Baltimore Sun / March 25, 2014 )
Markakis set career lows in batting average (.271), home runs (10) and doubles (24) while playing 160 games last season, but the 30-year-old right fielder said he's fully healthy this year and looking to bounce back.
This spring, Markakis had four doubles in his first four Grapefruit League games. He was 4-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in the Orioles' 15-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on March 7.
It's an important year for Markakis, who could become a free agent after the season if an option in his contract for 2015 isn't exercised. Fans should expect him to hit closer to his .292 career batting average with about 35 doubles.