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Ex-Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis on his relationship with Peter Angelos and more
Ex-Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis on his relationship with Peter Angelos and more

I had a chance to talk at length with former Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis on Monday, shortly after he packed up the remaining items that were in his locker at Camden Yards. Markakis, who signed a four-year, $44 million deal with the Atlanta Braves earlier this month, will undergo neck fusion surgery Wednesday in Atlanta. The surgery will include the removal of a bulging disk, and Markakis expects to be out six to eight weeks before he can return to baseball activities. When the naturally reserved Markakis was a rookie in 2006, he didn’t make eye contact with reporters. He gradually became more comfortable with the media, though he never has enjoyed the spotlight. By his last...

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