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Looks like right fielder Nick Markakis will be back in an Orioles uniform when the team resumes play Friday at home against Detroit.

The Orioles announced Monday evening that they have reinstated Markakis from the 15-day disabled list and optioned first baseman Joe Mahoney to Class-AAA Norfolk.

Markakis was placed on the DL for the first time in his career on June 1 with a right hamate bone fracture. He's batting .256 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs in 50 games this season.

Markakis batted .300 with a double and two home runs in three rehab games with Class-AA Bowie.

Mahoney made his major league debut on Saturday against the Angels, going 0-for-3. He batted .257 with 14 doubles, five home runs and 38 RBIs in 84 games with the Tides this season.

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