All of the Dodgers' Players' Weekend nicknames

August 18th, 2019

ATLANTA -- For the third 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. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 25.

During the games, players will wear specially designed monochromatic all-black and all-white uniforms created specifically for the weekend-long event. Instead of their last name, players can choose to have a nickname on the back of their jerseys. Here are the Dodgers’ nicknames:


"The Mule" in Spanish, Baez said he got the nickname for his work ethic.


Beaty said college teammates gave it to him.



Because he throws heat.

: "SHAG"

It’s the pronunciation of the first part of his last name.


The explanation for this one comes courtesy of SportsNet LA’s Alanna Rizzo. He has a dog named Bob. “BobDog” is named after Freese’s best friend Robbie, aka “BobHuman.” Bob Human then got a dog named Dave, aka “DaveDog.” And that’s why Freese is “DaveHuman.”


His Dominican hometown.

Tony Gonsolin: "GOOOOSE"


Short for Enrique, and what Hernandez has been called his whole life.


After last year’s sensational double entendre “Dick Mountain,” this year Hill has chosen to highlight his charitable foundation, which funds research in the fields of rare genetic and undiagnosed diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.


Jansen changed his nickname after a fan sent him a custom-made flag of California that instead read "Kenleyfornia."

: "909"

The area code of Kelly’s native Riverside County, Calif.



"Maeken" are his initials in Japanese, last name first.

Dustin May: "BIG RED"

He got the nickname from a Double-A teammate, who thought he might get a sponsorship deal from Mountain Dew for their “Code Red” series of soft drinks.


Rhymes with Russell, and of course signifies strength.



A lot of the Latin guys when I was coming up thought it was funny and they started calling me ‘Negron James,’” said Negron. “Then Ryan Ludwick, when I was with Cincinnati, heard it and started calling me that nonstop in 2014.”


According to Pederson, the crown emoji represents his longtime nickname, “King.”


According to Pollock, Latin teammates couldn’t pronounce his last name so they started calling him Pollo, and it stuck.

: "류현진"

His name in Korean.

: "SADS"


Will Smith: "SMITTY"


Stripling said the most creative nicknames might not have been politically correct, so he chose this one because they are a favorite dish of his.

: "CT3"

Taylor chose the nickname given to him by fans because it's his initials plus his jersey number.


Turner combined the nickname "Red" with his number when he played second base for the New York Mets. It's also a phrase for middle infielders -- “Turn 2” -- and his social media handle.