Braves OF Markakis undergoes surgery

Atlanta, GA ( – Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis
underwent successful surgery to mend a bulging disk in his neck on Wednesday.

Markakis, who signed a four-year contract for a reported $44 million on Dec.
5, is expected to resume training in eight weeks and should be ready for
spring training.

The 31-year-old won his second Gold Glove award in 2014 and batted .276 with
14 home runs and 50 RBI over 155 games for the AL East champion Baltimore

Markakis owns a career batting average of .290 with 141 homers and 658 RBI
over 1,365 appearances spanning nine seasons with the Orioles.