Nick Markakis and the Baltimore Orioles are inching closer towards finalizing a new long-term contract, sources told Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.
Sources: Orioles and Nick Markakis have made significant progress on a four-year deal. Been talking about $10-12M a year. Should get done.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 13, 2014
Just three days ago, Markakis’ agent said he would present his client to other teams for the first time in his nine-year major league career, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Those teams may not have a shot considering they could be on the verge of a new deal for Markakis.
The Orioles declined a $17.5-million team option on the 30-year-old outfielder. Markakis has spent his entire nine-year career in Baltimore.