Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis bats during a spring training game against the New York Yankees on Feb. 25.
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Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis was scheduled for an MRI Monday afternoon and hopes the neck spasms that he has had since March 3 aren't anything serious.
Markakis was taken out of the lineup that day and hasn't played since. He had three surgeries in 2012 and missed the Orioles' first postseason appearance in 15 years with a broken thumb.
He said Sunday he thinks the MRI is "probably more of a precaution to see what's going on in there and identify exactly what it is that's bothering me." ...