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Reinforcements coming: Nick Markakis could rejoin Atlanta Braves Friday

In what has felt like much longer, the Atlanta Braves have been without veteran outfielder, Nick Markakis, for going on seven weeks now.

After a successful round of live batting practice on Wednesday, the Atlanta Braves may finally get their soft-spoken leader back, as Markakis has been shelved ever since his last game on July 26.

VIDEO: Nick Markakis taking BP in Philly. Barring setbacks, Markakis could return as early as this weekend. #Braves

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Markakis on Wednesday:

“I feel great.