After deciding a few weeks before Opening Day to opt-out of the 2020 season, Nick Markakis has rejoined the team and plans on playing the rest of the year.
BREAKING NEWS: Nick Markakis is rejoining the #Braves, having changed his mind since opting out of the season just over three weeks ago. Veteran outfielder is being reinstated from the restricted list.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) July 29, 2020
To be honest, I didn’t even know this was possible. It was my understanding that once a player opts-out, they cannot return. However, that must be up to the team’s discretion, and the Braves will obviously welcome back Markakis with open arms.
We’ll update you when more details come out about when he will be available to play. The Braves can easily make room on their roster by moving Scott Schebler off the 30-man, who they added today in place of Chad Sobotka.