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Nick Markakis moves to designated hitter as Braves complete series with Blue Jays

The lineups are here.

Atlanta Braves v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves are in action on Wednesday afternoon... even if you have to go to Facebook to watch the festivities. Regardless, there is a baseball game taking place and, for the first time in 2018, Nick Markakis will have the day off from the field for Atlanta.

Markakis has appeared in the outfield for 72 of 72 games this season but, with a quick turnaround and an additional day to rest (and travel) on Thursday, this is a good spot for a break. In his stead, Peter Bourjos will man right field and, given the venue, Markakis will be in the designated hitter role.

Otherwise, this is a fairly “normal” recent lineup from the Braves, with Kurt Suzuki getting the start at catcher after Tyler Flowers appeared on Tuesday.

In opposition, here is what the Blue Jays will deploy on this fine afternoon.

Stay tuned throughout the day for all the latest.

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