Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis, the man who has missed only five games the last three seasons, will be out of action the next three to four weeks with a broken hamate bone.
Markakis broke hammate bone. Surgery tomorrow morning. Not season ending. 3-4 weeks is an estimate
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) May 31, 2012
Markakis initially injured his wrist in his last at bat Tuesday against the Blue Jays. X-Rays that night came back negative, but he was scheduled to see a hand specialist today for a second opinion. Surgery will likely be scheduled for Friday.
On the season, he has a slash line of .256/.333/.452 with eight home runs. Ryan Flaherty and his .154/.182/.212 line will take over in right field for the time being.