Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis suffered a broken left thumb during Saturday night's 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees.
Markakis left the game in the fifth inning after taking a CC Sabathia pitch off his left hand.
"I knew it was broken. I knew it as soon as he hit it," Markakis said. "I knew how it hit me and I couldn't bend my thumb."
Markakis missed six weeks earlier this season when he had surgery to remove a broken hamate bone in his right wrist.
"I've had a pretty banged up 2012. Never broken a bone, no surgeries or nothing," Markakis said. "I've got two surgeries and two broken bones in one season. That's how it goes. I'll move on and I'll get better as quick as I can."
He is batting .298 with 13 homers and 54 RBI in 104 games this season.