Markakis not traveling to West Coast

Markakis not traveling to West Coast

Markakis not traveling to West Coast
BALTIMORE -- Nick Markakis will not be traveling to the West Coast with the rest of his teammates on Monday, instead leaving the team to continue receiving medical treatment locally with Class A Aberdeen and Double-A Bowie.

Markakis has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 1, the same day he underwent surgery to remove part of his broken right hamate bone.

Manager Buck Showalter did not rule out Markakis potentially returning before the All-Star break, although the Orioles will only have three games in Seattle and four in Anaheim remaining in the first half once the road trip begins.

Markakis has not yet been cleared to swing a bat. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Friday.

Markakis was hitting .256 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs in 48 starts in right field and two at designated hitter before beginning the DL stint, which was the first of his career.