Former Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis is retiring from baseball. The 37-year-old determined to retire after the 2020 postseason and did not pursue any taking part in prospects regardless of some curiosity, in accordance with The Athletic’s Dan Connolly and David O’Brien.
“I simply assume it is my time,” Markakis stated. “My No. 1 choice and my fundamental concentrate on that is clearly my children and my household. I have been lucky sufficient to do that for a really very long time and never many individuals get to do what I’ve gone by. I am grateful for each second and each minute.”
Markakis is a three-time Gold Glove winner, a Silver Slugger winner and a 2018 All-Star. He compiled 189 house runs and 1,046 RBI and his profession involves an finish with a .288/.357/.423 slash line.
The Georgia native performed the seventh-most video games in proper area in Main League Baseball historical past and owns the big-league report for consecutive error-less video games by an outfielder.
In accordance with Connolly and O’Brien, the Braves would’ve welcomed Markakis again for the 2021 season, however he would not have seen as many at-bats as in years previous. Now that he is retired, Ronald Acuna Jr. shall be Atlanta’s major proper fielder.