Mets' 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 Mets will wear on their backs while sporting colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms:
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: "BASH"
: "LIL d"
: "deGROM"

Referring to his sandy-colored hair as a child, "Catire" -- which roughly translates to "blond" -- was Flores' nickname growing up in Venezuela. He now uses it as part of his Instagram handle, as well as on the back of his Players' Weekend jersey.
: "G-MAN"
: "A-JAX"
This is a nod to Lugo's one-fourth Puerto Rican heritage. Lugo's paternal grandfather is from the island, which made the Mets pitcher eligible to compete for Puerto Rico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Jeff McNeil: "JT"
: "OZ"
AJ Ramos: "JUNIOR"
: "BIG D"
: "THOR"
Although Wahl weighed more than 11 pounds at birth, his parents called him "Peanut," because they thought he looked like one. He decided to use it for his Players' Weekend nickname as "a little tribute to them."
Zack Wheeler: "WHEELS"
: "D-DUB"