Nick Markakis rejoins Orioles after the birth of his third son, Toby

By Dan Connolly

The Baltimore Sun

6:14 PM EDT, September 11, 2013


Christina Markakis, the wife of Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis, gave birth to the couple’s third son Wednesday. Toby Markakis was eight pounds, manager Buck Showalter said.

“Just got a text from Nicky. Toby was born. Everything seems to be fine,” Showalter said. “I can tell how tired Nicky was when he texted 7 pounds, 16 ounces. That is eight pounds, right? That’s a big boy.”

Markakis wasn’t in the starting lineup, but he rejoined the team around 5:30 p.m.
“I’m sure he’ll walk in and try to plead his case [for playing time Wednesday],” Showalter said. “We’ll see.”