Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/31/12
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Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is facing his second surgery in the last nine months. Markakis, who injured his wrist on a ninth-inning swing Tuesday, is set to undergo an operation Friday morning to remove a broken hamate bone from his right wrist. The timetable for Markakis' return is two to four weeks. "If you told me before that this is what they'd find out, I would have signed up for that in blood. It's not that bad," manager Buck Showalter said. The procedure will be done in Sarasota, Fla., where the Orioles' spring training and minor league complex is located. Markakis may attend the team's game Friday against the Rays at Tampa Bay. Markakis missed Wednesday's game -- the first one he sat out all season -- on the 30th anniversary of the start of Cal Ripken Jr.'s streak of consecutive games played. The right fielder had missed a total of just 11 games in the previous five seasons. When he is placed on the disabled list, it will mark the first time i...
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