Dodgers' nicknames for Players' Weekend

August 9th, 2018

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.

Here are the nicknames the Dodgers will wear on their backs while sporting colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms:

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: "AX MAN"


"The Mule" in Spanish, Baez said he got it for his work ethic last year, and he's sticking with it again this year.

: "SAM"

Sticking with his rookie-year nickname, the story comes from when the team sent Barnes on a taco run last year, and when he got back, A.J. Ellis joked that didn't know Barnes' name. Utley joked that it was Sam, and it stuck.



Depending on the Dodgers' rotation schedule that weekend, it's possible Buehler might have a day off.

JT Chargois: "SHAG"

Tony Cingrani: "GRANI"

: "BULL"

"Last year I went with the generic 'Doze,' but this year, I developed the nickname back in college, the 'bulldozer,' and it stuck a little bit with the Twins," Dozier said.

Josh Fields: "FIELDS"

: "F LORO"



: "KIKÉ"

Rich Hill: "D. MOUNTAIN"



Matt Kemp: "MATT"


Tom Koehler: "TK"

Manny Machado: "EL MINISTRO"

Machado was "El Ministro de la Defensa" for his defense heroics during the 2017 World Baseball Classic, and he decided to keep it.



: "KING"

"I really don't know," Pederson said. "Some things just stick."


Broadcaster Vin Scully said, "The Wild Horse is loose," in 2014 as Puig raced to a triple. Puig embraced it last year and continued it this year.


Ryu decided to continue his nickname that arose during his rookie year.

: "CUP"


Santana's middle name will replace his last name during Players' Weekend.



Chris Taylor: "CT3"




Pat Venditte: "P-VITTY"

Alex Wood: "AWOOD"