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Buck Showalter texts with Nick Markakis, says comments not a discussion topic in camp
Buck Showalter texts with Nick Markakis, says comments not a discussion topic in camp

Before his departure for the Atlanta Braves, Nick Markakis was one of the Orioles' most respected players because of the way he let his play on the field speak for him. Usually quiet and reserved, Markakis — who signed a four-year contract with the Braves in the offseason after the Orioles were concerned about the risk of a lengthy deal because of a bulging disk in his neck — had some harsh words this week about his departure from Baltimore. “Don't believe a word they say,” Markakis told USA Today on Wednesday. “It was all because of my neck. They can say what they want to make them look good. It's all B.S. … But things work out the way...

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