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The Braves activated Nick Markakis off the COVID-19 injured list.
Markakis never tested positive. However, he was in contact with someone who did, so he was placed on the IL for precautionary reasons. He's in the lineup on Tuesday against the Yankees.
OF Nick Markakis was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday after being potentially exposed to the virus, though he has tested negative to this point.
Markakis tested negative for the Coronavirus, but the Braves placed him on the COVID-19 injured list "out of an abundance of caution." The 35-year-old will be able to rejoin the team once he produces another negative test. Cristian Pache was recalled in a corresponding move.
Braves outfielder Nick Markakis went 1-for-4 with a walk-off home run in Thursday's win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The homer was his first of the season.
Markakis just recently opted back into the season and was reinstated by the team on Wednesday. On Thursday, he made his first start and made an instant impact. He's likely to continue to see regular playing time in the Atlanta outfield.
The Braves activated Nick Markakis off the restricted list.
Markakis initially opted out of the 2020 MLB season but is back with the club after having a change of heart. The veteran outfielder hit .285/.356/.420 last season and should once again be a steady source of batting average this summer.
Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has opted back in for the 2020 season and is rejoining the team, according to a report from The Athletic's David O'Brien.
Markakis was one of the early opt-outs for the 2020 season. After batting .285 with nine home runs in 116 games in 2020, he'll likely return to a platoon role with semi-regular playing time.