Twice a week, hours before the Orioles have to be at the Ed Smith Stadium complex for team stretch, a bulked up Nick Markakis is at Pilates. Baltimore's longtime right fielder started the regimen last year during the baseball season, but he got really intense about it -- among other things -- this winter and is now a regular at 6 a.m ET class, which he upped to three times a week starting Monday.
Nick Markakis is another curious case for the Flatline Police. Even with 160 games in a good lineup last year (more than half of those starts in the No. 3 slot), Markakis returned an embarrassing 59 RBIs. Category juice? You're not getting it here (10 homers, one steal) - Scott Pianowski