Nick Markakis will have an MRI exam done Monday as a precautionary measure for a stiff neck that has bothered him since Sunday.
Markakis, 29, hasn't played since March 1 and was believed to be progressing until he suffered a setback Thursday. Manager Buck Showalter said he doesn't think there's any urgency with the injury but also shied away from downplaying it. The outfielder struggled with injuries in 2012 that limited him to just 104 games but played in at least 160 games in each of the three previous seasons, so he's fairly durable. We'll wait to hear the results of the MRI before getting too concerned.