As expected, the Orioles reinstated outfielder Nick Markakis from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Joe Mahoney to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.
Markakis was placed on the DL for the first time in his career on June 1 (retroactive to May 30) with a right hamate bone fracture. He has hit .256/.333/.452 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs in 50 games this season.
Markakis, who will have missed about six weeks by the time he plays in his first game back on Friday, played in three games on rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie; he hit .300/.417/1.000 (3-for-10 with all the hits going for extra bases, a double and two home runs).
The Orioles have gone 16-21 with the usually durable (157 or more games played four straight years) Markakis on the shelf.
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