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07/09/2012 7:22 PM EST

Orioles reinstate Markakis from 15-day disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated OF NICK MARKAKIS from the 15-day disabled list and optioned INF JOE MAHONEY to Triple-A Norfolk.


            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 batted .256/.333/.452 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in 50 games for the Orioles this season.  Markakis hit .300/.417/1.000 with a double and two home runs in three rehab games with Double-A Bowie.


            Mahoney made his major league debut on Saturday against the Angels, going 0-for-3.  He batted .257/.312/.357 with 14 doubles, five home runs and 38 RBI in 84 games with the Tides this season.

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