​After weeks of speculation as to who the ​Atlanta Braves would acquire to fill that hole in the corner outfield, they decided to bring back a familiar face instead.


Fill your own hole, sir!


According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Braves have re-signed All-Star right fielder ​Nick Markakis to a one-year, $6 million deal.

The deal also includes a club option worth $6 million for the 2020 season, along with a $2 million buyout. Markakis will earn $4 million in 2019, and with the buyout, he'll have $6 million of guaranteed money.

Markakis is coming off a career-year at the perfect time, but his free agent market never materialized, sending him back to Atlanta on an extreme discount. The 34-year-old made $11 million last year and is receiving only a fraction of that in 2019.

He played in all 162 games last season, slashing .297/.366/.440 with 59 extra-base hits (14 home runs) and 93 RBI, which earned him his first All-Star appearance and Silver Slugger Award.