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After Opting Out of the Season, Nick Markakis Opts Back In

Chicago Cubs

We’ve seen opt outs this year, as MLB plays through the pandemic, and now we’ve seen our first opt-back-in.

Braves outfielder Nick Markakis says he made a “rash decision” to opt out of the season, and now he’s coming back:

I would not have thought this week would see a player opt back into playing, but here we are. Just as I am all about supporting players who decide for their own reasons and for their family that they aren’t going to play this year, I’ll support Markakis for deciding he actually does want to play.

The 36-year-old Markakis was still an above-average overall bat for the Braves last year, so I’m sure – from a baseball perspective – they’re thrilled he’s returning to the mix. I’m sure they’re also just happy to have a teammate back.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.