Braves Agree to $4 Million Contract With Outfielder Nick Markakis

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(atlantabraves.com) ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves today agreed to terms with OF Nick Markakis on a one-year contract for the 2019 season worth $4 million. The deal also includes a club option for 2020 worth $6 million. The Braves’ 40-man roster is now full.

Markakis, 35, joined OF Dale Murphy (1982-1985) and OF Andruw Jones (2005) as the only players in franchise history to earn a Gold Glove award and a Silver Slugger award in the same year, winning both honors last season after going to his first All-Star Game and hitting .297 with 14 home runs, 43 doubles, 93 RBI and a .806 OPS in 162 games. The right fielder was one of two players in the majors to start all 162 games in 2018, and just the fifth Braves player since the National League went to a 162-game schedule in 1962 to accomplish the feat. Markakis’ 43 doubles ranked as third most in the National League, and he became the first Braves player in franchise history (since 1876) to collect at least 35 doubles in four straight seasons.

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Markakis became a free agent following the conclusion of last season, finishing a four-year contract he signed with Atlanta on December 5, 2014. He hit .284 (690-for-2,427) over the length of the deal, with 38 home runs and a .759 OPS in 636 games. His 636 games played since 2015 rank second in the majors, one off the lead of Manny Machado, while Markakis’ 690 hits are ninth.

Originally drafted seventh overall by Baltimore in 2003, Markakis made his major league debut with the Orioles in 2006. He spent nine seasons with Baltimore, earning two Gold Glove awards and hitting .290 (1,547-for-5,331) in 1,365 games. For his career, Markakis has hit .288 (2,237-for-7,758) with 474 doubles, 179 home runs and a .782 OPS in 2,001 games.

 

Markakis’ MLB Record
Year Team Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 Bal AL  147  491  72  143  25  2  16  62  43  72  2  0  .291  .351  .448  .799
2007 Bal AL  161  637  97  191  43  3  23  112  61  112  18  6  .300  .362  .485  .848
2008 Bal AL  157  595  106  182  48  1  20  87  99  113  10  7  .306  .406  .491  .897
2009 Bal AL  161  642  94  188  45  2  18  101  56  98  6  2  .293  .347  .453  .801
2010 Bal AL  160  629  79  187  45  3  12  60  73  93  7  2  .297  .370  .436  .805
2011 Bal AL  160  641  72  182  31  1  15  73  62  75  12  3  .284  .351  .406  .756
2012 Bal AL  104  420  59  125  28  3  13  54  42  51  1  1  .298  .363  .471  .834
2013 Bal AL  160  634  89  172  24  0  10  59  55  76  1  2  .271  .329  .356  .685
2014 Bal AL  155  642  81  177  27  1  14  50  62  84  4  2  .276  .342  .386  .729
2015 Atl NL  156  612  73  181  38  1  3  53  70  83  2  1  .296  .370  .376  .746
2016 Atl NL  158  599  67  161  38  0  13  89  71  101  0  2  .269  .346  .397  .744
2017 Atl NL  160  593  76  163  39  1  8  76  68  110  0  2  .275  .354  .384  .738
2018 Atl NL  162  623  78  185  43  2  14  93  72  80  1  1  .297  .366  .440  .806
Totals  2001  7758  1043  2237  474  20  179  969  834  1148  64  31  .288  .358  .424  .782
Totals AL  1365  5331  749  1547  316  16  141  658  553  774  61  25  .290  .358  .435  .793
Totals NL  636  2427  294  690  158  4  38  311  281  374  3  6  .284  .359  .400  .759


 

 

 

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