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Former Oriole Nick Markakis stays with Braves for $6 million deal

Former Oriole Nick Markakis stays with Braves for $6 million deal

All-Star outfielder Nick Markakis took a significant pay cut to remain with the Atlanta Braves, even coming off one of the best seasons of his career.

Markakis and the Braves agreed Tuesday to a deal that is worth a guaranteed $6 million and includes a club option for 2020.

Markakis became a free agent after completing a $44 million, four-year deal that he signed with the Braves for the 2015 season when he left the Orioles after nine season in Baltimore.

In another sign of the dwindling demand for veteran free agents, Markakis generated only minor interest on the open market. His deal includes a $4 million salary this season, and Atlanta has a $6 million option for...

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