Nick Markakis retires after 15 years with Braves, Orioles
FILE - Atlanta Braves' Nick Markakis watches his double during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, in Baltimore, in this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo. Markakis has retired after a 15-year career spent with the Atlanta Braves and Baltimore Orioles. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams, File)ATLANTA – After a 15-year career that came up just short of the World Series, Nick Markakis has retired. Markakis spent his first nine years with the Baltimore Orioles before moving to his hometown Atlanta Braves for his final six seasons. Braves manager Brian Snitker called Markakis “the consummate pro in everything he did.”“We got a game away from the World Series,” Snitker said.