D-backs' nicknames for Players' Weekend
For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26.
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Here are the nicknames big leaguers will wear on their backs while sporting colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms:
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Nick Ahmed: "SLICK NICK"
Matt Andriese: "DREEZY"
Alex Avila: "PARKMAN"
Brad Boxberger: "🎁🍔"
-- Boxberger will become the first player in MLB history to don an emoji on the back of his uniform. The box emoji and hamburger emoji represent the first and second parts of his last name. He credits his wife in helping come up with the idea. "I kind of wanted to do it last year but never got it approved in time," Boxberger said. "We were thinking of names last year and I just kind of went with it."
Archie Bradley: "HOLLYWOOD"
Clay Buchholz: "BUCK"
Andrew Chafin: "THE SHERIFF"
-- D-backs TV announcer Steve Berthiaume labeled Chafin the "Sheriff" a couple of years ago, a nickname former D-backs great Mark Reynolds also boasted. Chafin liked the name and elected to stick with it again this season.
Patrick Corbin: "CORBY"
-- It is a simple abbreviation of his last name, but also the name of his family's dog.
Daniel Descalso: "SCALS"
Jake Diekman: "GUT IT OUT"
Jarrod Dyson: "ZOOMBIYA"
Eduardo Escobar: "EL DE LA PICA"
Zack Godley: "BULL"
-- Godley earned this nickname during his college days at the University of Tennessee because of his habit of sprinting on and off the field, and for his demeanor on the mound.
Paul Goldschmidt: "GOLDY"
Zack Greinke: "GREINKE"
Robby Hammock: "HAMMER"
Yoshihisa Hirano: "YOSHI SAN"
Jonathan Jay: "305 J"
Jake Lamb: "LAMBO"
Ketel Marte: "PIKE"
-- This nickname originates from Marte's upbringing in the Dominican Republic and is a reference to someone who has a swagger about them.
Jeff Mathis: "MATTY"
T.J. McFarland: "RETURN OF THE MAC"
Shelby Miller: "MILLZY"
John Ryan Murphy: "CHOIR BOY"
A.J. Pollock: "POLLO"
Robbie Ray: "BOB"
Steven Souza Jr.: "SOUZ"
Taijuan Walker: "TAI WEEZY"
Brad Ziegler: "UNICORN"