Nick Markakis Rejoins Braves After Opting Out

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Nick Markakis Rejoins Braves After Opting Out 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:55 pm

Nick Markakis has reversed his opt out decision and rejoined the Atlanta Braves for the remainder of the 2020 season.

When he\'ll actually return to the lineup remains to be seen. The Braves must move him off the restricted list.

Markakis is the first player among the 15 that opted out to change his mind.

\"I talked to my teammate and I talked to [general manager] Alex [Anthopoulos] and [manager] Snit [Brian Snitker] and all those guys,\" Markakis said.

\"I\'d like to come back. Sitting at home watching these guys compete in the last couple days and all the risks that they\'re taking going out there. In a way, deep down, that pit in my stomach, I felt like I needed to be out there. I had the opportunity to be welcomed back and here I am. I\'m going to do my best to get back as quick as I can and help these guys out.\"

Via Katherine Acquavella/CBS Sports

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