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Acuna achieves feat so rare only 4 have done it

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ATLANTA -- Ronald Acuna Jr. is too young to have a gained a strong memory of Rickey Henderson's playing days. But the Braves phenom has spent the past few days doing his best impersonation of Henderson as a leadoff hitter.

After drilling a leadoff homer in the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Marlins, Acuna smashed Merandy Gonzalez's first pitch of the second game over the center-field wall. The 20-year-old Braves phenom became just the fourth player in Major League history to begin both ends of a twin bill with a home run.

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ATLANTA -- Ronald Acuna Jr. is too young to have a gained a strong memory of Rickey Henderson's playing days. But the Braves phenom has spent the past few days doing his best impersonation of Henderson as a leadoff hitter.

After drilling a leadoff homer in the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Marlins, Acuna smashed Merandy Gonzalez's first pitch of the second game over the center-field wall. The 20-year-old Braves phenom became just the fourth player in Major League history to begin both ends of a twin bill with a home run.

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"Freddie Freeman and I were just standing there kind of smiling at each other thinking, 'Again?'" Braves manager Brian Snitker said. "He's swinging the bat really well. He feels good. His takes are good. He's aggressive. It's been fun to watch."

Acuna joined Harry Hooper of the Red Sox (May 30, 1913), Henderson (July 6, 1993) and Brady Anderson (Aug. 21, 1999) as the only players to hit a leadoff homer in both ends of a doubleheader.

Video: MIA@ATL: Acuna Jr. hits 2 leadoff HRs in doubleheader

"I kind of went up there with the mentality of hopefully swinging at the first pitch," Acuna said through an interpreter. "I saw it in the location that I wanted it. Thankfully, I was able to connect and it was a home run."

When Acuna got things rolling in the first game with a homer off Pablo Lopez, there was already reason for some level of astonishment. He had also opened Saturday's game against the Brewers with a homer off Wade Miley.

Video: MIL@ATL: Acuna Jr. drills a leadoff homer to left

Acuna has hit three of his four leadoff homers within the past three days. He has also homered in four consecutive games, becoming the first Braves player to do so since Brian McCann in 2012. McCann matched the franchise record in '06, when he homered in five straight games.

"I kind of looked at Snit after he did it again [in Monday's second game] and thought, "Wow, he is some kind of hot right now,'" Freeman said. "The way he's swinging the bat right now is kind of what he did in Spring Training. Every time he goes up to the plate, you feel he's going to do something special. He's been huge for us."

Video: MIA@ATL: Snitker on Toussaint's debut, Acuna

The Braves have now matched the franchise record with seven leadoff homers. Having accounted for four of those, Acuna stands a long way from Henderson's Major League record of 81. But his recent pace has at least conjured memories of the Hall of Fame outfielder.

"Every time I'm at the plate, I'm just trying to have a good at-bat and make good contact with the ball," Acuna said.

With the recent surge, Acuna is challenging Juan Soto of the Nationals for consideration for the National League Rookie of the Year Award. After the doubleheader, Acuna has a slash line of .282/.342/.552 with 17 homers and 39 RBIs.

Video: Ronald Acuna Jr. homers in 4 straight games

Acuna has hit .344, tallied 10 homers and constructed a 1.177 OPS in 23 games since moving to the leadoff spot immediately after the All-Star break.

"He's making adjustments constantly," Braves right fielder Nick Markakis said. "You can see it pitch by pitch. Sometimes, he's fouling them off a little late and he's getting himself going a little earlier. He's been great at the top of the lineup. He's been doing exactly what he should and even more. Hopefully, he keeps it going."

Mark Bowman has covered the Braves for MLB.com since 2001.

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Jansen needed electric shock to stabilize heart

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LOS ANGELES -- Not only did Kenley Jansen call 911 to report an irregular heartbeat last week, the Dodgers' closer said the situation required doctors in Denver to use an electrical shock in order to get his heart back into rhythm.

Speaking to reporters for the first time since he left the club and returned to Los Angeles before the four-game series in Denver this past weekend, Jansen insisted he was feeling good and was upbeat after throwing a 16-pitch "touch-and-feel" bullpen session.

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LOS ANGELES -- Not only did Kenley Jansen call 911 to report an irregular heartbeat last week, the Dodgers' closer said the situation required doctors in Denver to use an electrical shock in order to get his heart back into rhythm.

Speaking to reporters for the first time since he left the club and returned to Los Angeles before the four-game series in Denver this past weekend, Jansen insisted he was feeling good and was upbeat after throwing a 16-pitch "touch-and-feel" bullpen session.

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His timetable for a return remains uncertain, but Jansen sounded confident he will return before the four-to-six-week recovery time that was originally reported.

"I feel much better; health-wise everything feels good," said Jansen, who has started taking blood thinners to help him to correct his latest issue with atrial fibrillation. "The minute they shocked me back in, I felt better. I feel great just working out again."

Jansen had surgery to correct the issue 2012 after experiencing an AFib episode in consecutive seasons. Because of his latest episode, he said he will likely have another surgical procedure this offseason. But he plans on pitching before then. He will meet with doctors again on Aug. 20.

"The 20th is going to be the key to listen to what is going to happen," Jansen said. "Right now, I'm going to keep taking my blood thinners and hopefully there are no side effects from the medication I'm taking, and I am pretty confident I will be back sooner than later."

Jansen said he remained calm while his heart started beating out of rhythm. He knew to not be anxious about the issue, something he learned after experiencing his original AFib episode.

"I just got done eating breakfast, drinking water and I felt my heart go back to AFib and immediately I knew," Jansen said. "I waited 15 minutes just to see if it would go back in and when it didn't go back in I called the trainers. They started talking to doctors and after 30 minutes went by, I decided to call 911 and just tell them the whole story and that I'm in AFib."

The Dodgers had arrived in Denver in the early morning hours Thursday, and Jansen admitted that a recent stomach bug while the team was in Oakland likely left him dehydrated. Jansen said dehydration was likely a bigger contributor to his condition than the altitude.

"They were quick to the hotel and from there I went to the hospital," he said. "Right away I told them the whole history of me and what happened and then they shocked my heart right back to normal."

Jansen was also in Denver when he first experienced an irregular heartbeat. Despite the connection, Jansen does not have any plans to avoid Denver.

"I'm going back to Denver, man; I'm going back," Janses said. "You can't be scared of life, man. I'm going back and I'm going to get over that hump and I am going to pitch back over there again. I'm confident in myself and not worried about that.

"Yes, altitude can cause things, but I feel great. If I am better and able to pitch and if we have to be in Denver and I have to pitch, I will probably pitch there again."

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Jansen will have more bullpen sessions on Wednesday and Friday. Jansen will also work out in the weight room this week. He will also travel with the club to Seattle for a series during the upcoming weekend.

"If it were up to Kenley he would pitch tonight," Roberts said. "Obviously there is a process we have to go through."

Roberts also said he does not expect Jansen to need four weeks to recover. It is good news for a bullpen that watched the Rockies celebrate walk-off victories Saturday and Sunday.

"At the back end, [Jansen's presence] kind of puts everyone in their rightful roles and positions to have success," Roberts said. "We play games close. That's just how we're built and what we do so to have that guy in the back end is huge. We'll get him back soon."

Doug Padilla is a contributor to MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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Carp homers (again), then unlikely hero lifts Cards

Shortstop's late-night swing-strategy sessions pay huge dividends
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ST. LOUIS -- Sitting inside a Miami hotel room last week, Harrison Bader turned candid with Paul DeJong.

"Bro," Bader said. "What are you doing?"

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ST. LOUIS -- Sitting inside a Miami hotel room last week, Harrison Bader turned candid with Paul DeJong.

"Bro," Bader said. "What are you doing?"

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That question, which Bader posed after the club's series-opening loss to the Marlins, sparked some late-night workshopping of DeJong's swing. The two took turns tweaking their hand placement on imaginary bats until, voila, DeJong felt something click.

That late-night epiphany has sparked an offensive renaissance for DeJong. With his power suddenly unlocked, he capped one of the more scintillating wins of the season with his first career walk-off hit -- a 380-foot home run off reliever Koda Glover -- to lift the Cardinals to a 7-6 victory over the Nationals at Busch Stadium on Monday.

Video: WSH@STL: DeJong launches walk-off homer in the 9th

"You have a walk-off and you're able to come back in a game late, and then you get tested and then you come back and immediately take a win, I think that might have a little bit more emotion to it," interim manager Mike Shildt said. "They all feel good. They all taste good. And they all help you sleep better."

Video: WSH@STL: Shildt talks DeJong's walk-off homer

DeJong's blast completed a comeback that began with home runs from Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter in the eighth. And it bailed out Bud Norris, who couldn't protect a two-run lead. The win ran the Cardinals' winning streak to six, pushed them nine games above .500 for the first time this season and sustained their sprint up the standings.

Video: WSH@STL: Gyorko belts a solo homer to left in the 8th

The Cardinals, now five games behind the Cubs in the National League Central, are only two games out of a Wild Card spot.

"For us to come back again, it just shows what kind of team we are right now," said starter Miles Mikolas, who allowed four runs over seven innings. "We're a pretty tough group of SOBs. Things are going good right now."

Video: WSH@STL: Mikolas whiffs Harper swinging in the 1st

The Cardinals' surge has coincided with DeJong's resurgence. His season interrupted by surgery on his left hand, DeJong returned in early July without his power to lean on. He had one homer and six extra-base hits in 100 at-bats at the time he and Bader started talking swings. They determined that DeJong's was too loopy. So he lowered his hands, which made things more compact.

DeJong has hit safely in every game since, tallying three doubles and four home runs in 26 at-bats.

"I give him credit," DeJong said of Bader. "He got me back to who I am."

While a rejuvenated DeJong has helped lengthen the lineup, the biggest spark continues to come from the top. Their longest road trip of the season now in the rearview mirror, the Cardinals soared home from the seven-win, three-city swing eager to benefit from the home-heavy finish to their season schedule -- and, of course, happy to keep riding the coattails of the Majors' hottest hitter.

After DeJong saved a run with a diving stop and double play turn in the top of the eighth to keep the deficit at two, Carpenter delivered again, jolting the Cardinals ahead with a three-run homer to cap a four-run frame. It was the seventh homer in 10 games for Carpenter, who has reached base safely in 31 straight. He's homered in 17 of those games.

Video: WSH@STL: Carpenter rips go-ahead 3-run homer in 8th

Just before Carpenter took lefty Sammy Solis deep, DeJong offered a prediction to Bader.

"This is Carp's MVP moment right here," DeJong said.

"Clearly," Shildt added, "he's one of the guys we want up there."

But Carpenter's curtain-call moment didn't tie a bow on the series-opening victory. Norris frittered away the two-run lead in the ninth, prompting Shildt to hand the mess over to rookie Dakota Hudson, who stranded a pair in scoring position to set the stage for DeJong.

"I feel like I've been kind of thrown in some different situations, but there's a first time for everything," Hudson said afterward. "That experience was something I'll always remember."

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
DeJong does it on 'D,' too: Bryce Harper had already blasted a home run when he stepped to the plate in the eighth with an opportunity to extend what was then a Nationals 4-2 lead. With runners on the corners, DeJong took a few steps in, readying himself to go home with the ball if Harper hit a chopper his way. Instead, Harper hit a sharp grounder; DeJong gloved it on a dive and turned it into an inning-ending double play.

"Big play," DeJong said afterward, "because that would have been a run there, for sure."

Video: WSH@STL: DeJong lays out, turns DP to escape jam

Hudson's great escape: Shildt wasted little time getting Hudson warm as the Cardinals watched Norris start to labor in the ninth. Norris threw 24 pitches to his first four batters, only one of whom he retired. After serving up a game-tying single to Matt Wieters, Hudson took over with one out and runners on second and third. In just his eighth career appearance, Hudson induced a groundout and then struck out Adam Eaton to strand both.

"Not a lot of wiggle room," Shildt said. "And he didn't wiggle."

Video: WSH@STL: Hudson K's Eaton, escapes trouble in 9th

The blown save was Norris' first since July 23.

"He's a guy that picks up everybody," Hudson said. "I was just happy I could pick him up for once."

SOUND SMART
Three of the Cardinals' last four wins have come in walk-off fashion, pushing their home record to 30-26 this season. Their 17 hits on Monday were a season high at Busch Stadium.

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Though he came up empty twice in bases-loaded spots, Bader used his speed to produce the Cardinals' second run. He sprinted out of the box after dropping a hit into center and, with a Statcast-tracked sprint speed of 29.9 feet per second, slid safely into second for a leadoff double in the third. That positioned him to advance to third on a single and score on Mikolas' sacrifice fly.

Video: WSH@STL: Bader doubles to center to lead off the 4th

HE SAID IT
"You hate to sound like a broken record, but we always believed in this team. Obviously, it took some significant changes to get us to where we are. Watching players play with a bounce, watching how this team goes about things, candidly, it's been very enjoyable. You just want to see it continue. I think it's brought a little bit of life to everybody, and now you can make a very strong argument that we are in a race, and that's fun." -- president of baseball operations John Mozeliak

UP NEXT
The Cardinals expect to have outfielder Tyler O'Neill, who has been on the disabled list with groin inflammation, available for Tuesday's 7:15 p.m. CT game against the Nationals at Busch Stadium. Right-hander John Gant (4-4, 3.89 ERA) will make the start for St. Louis against lefty Gio Gonzalez (3.39).

Jenifer Langosch has covered the Cardinals for MLB.com since 2012, and previously covered the Pirates from 2007-11. Follow her on Twitter, and Facebook.

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In race for Cy Young, deGrom K's 12 Yanks in W

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NEW YORK -- As Mets manager Mickey Callaway approached the pitcher's mound in the seventh inning Monday, he heard a cacophony of voices rising above the Yankee Stadium crowd. Jacob deGrom had retired his last six batters, four via strikeout. He was one out away from placing a capstone not only on his night, but on his latest volley in the National League Cy Young Award race.

"They were all going, 'Leave him in, leave him in,'" Callaway said of the Mets' infielders who joined him on the mound. "They were all battling for their teammate to stay in the game."

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NEW YORK -- As Mets manager Mickey Callaway approached the pitcher's mound in the seventh inning Monday, he heard a cacophony of voices rising above the Yankee Stadium crowd. Jacob deGrom had retired his last six batters, four via strikeout. He was one out away from placing a capstone not only on his night, but on his latest volley in the National League Cy Young Award race.

"They were all going, 'Leave him in, leave him in,'" Callaway said of the Mets' infielders who joined him on the mound. "They were all battling for their teammate to stay in the game."

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Ultimately, Callaway did not relent -- and at little cost in an 8-5 win over the Yankees that further cemented deGrom's status as a Cy Young favorite.

Video: NYM@NYY: deGrom, 5 homers lift Mets over Yankees

"I've said before that I want to win a Cy Young," said deGrom, who fanned 12 batters. "I think that's what every starting pitcher, or pitcher in general, wants to win as a personal goal. I'd be lying if I said I didn't think about it."

Unlike deGrom's primary rival, Max Scherzer, who is pitching in a pennant race, deGrom has little left to achieve beyond such individual hardware. Striking out four of the first eight batters he faced at Yankee Stadium, deGrom snapped an 11-inning scoreless streak when Jeff McNeil committed a throwing error on a would-be double play turn in the third. That ignited a two-run rally for the Yankees, who scored again on Didi Gregorius' RBI single in the fifth.

Video: NYM@NYY: Andujar skies a towering 2-run home run

But deGrom would allow no more, finishing with his third double-digit punchout game in his last five starts. Although Miguel Andujar tested the Mets' nerves with a two-run homer off Seth Lugo in the eighth inning, Robert Gsellman shut things down in the ninth without issue.

Video: NYM@NYY: Gsellman earns save to cap win vs. Yankees

All told, deGrom allowed three runs (two earned), marking his 21st consecutive start of three or fewer -- three shy of Dwight Gooden's franchise record. Throwing 114 pitches, deGrom improved to 7-7 and actually increased his MLB-leading ERA from 1.77 to 1.81, a night after Scherzer sliced his mark to 2.19.

For the second straight outing, the Mets even backed deGrom with an abundance of offense, piling up five home runs against Luis Severino and A.J. Cole. Amed Rosario hit a leadoff shot for the Mets, who also received homers from Jose Bautista, Todd Frazier, Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto.

Video: NYM@NYY: 5 Mets belt homers in big Subway Series win

"This whole year he's been an angel, basically, for what we put him through," Frazier said. "We want to get him over the top."

As deGrom rumbles into the final stretch of his best season ever, his manager knows "he's probably going to experience something that he's never experienced before." A pitching coach during both of Corey Kluber's American League Cy Young Award seasons in Cleveland, Callaway recalls the shift in Kluber's demeanor during his final half-dozen starts those years. He figures deGrom, similarly, "is going to be in a race for something else and it's going to mean a lot to him."

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Another win Monday put him ever closer to that goal.

"Big game, big stage, he comes through again and he's never fazed by the moment," Nimmo said. "He's a great guy to be around. He makes you confident just by the way he carries himself. We're all trying to be more like him."

Although they maintain the second-best record in the Majors, the Yankees' loss pushed them 10 games back of the Red Sox in the American League East.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Severino maintained the All-Star righty hander is healthy only make his struggles more vexing.

"We got to help him and get to the bottom of it. Physically, I think he's sound, but we've got to get this righted," said Boone, who announced before the game that CC Sabathia was being placed on the disabled list with right knee inflammation. "And that's on all of us, because he's so important."

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Back-to-back: Clinging to a two-run lead in the seventh, the Mets received some much-needed insurance when Nimmo and Conforto hit consecutive home runs to open up a 7-3 lead. First it was Nimmo, who took advantage of Yankee Stadium's short porch with a 360-foot shot to right. Conforto then increased the degree of difficulty, going 371 feet to left for his fifth opposite-field home run of the season.

Video: NYM@NYY: Nimmo, Conforto slug back-to-back HRs in 7th

"Everybody pitched in a little bit tonight," Conforto said. "It was a great team win. Jake was great, just like he is every night, and we put up some runs for him. It was a big thing we jumped on Severino early and we chased him out of there a little earlier than usual."

SOUND SMART
The Mets' five home runs marked their most since also hitting five last June 6 in Texas, and their most ever in a Subway Series contest. They entered the night with six homers in their previous nine games.

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Seeking a perfect inning in the fourth, deGrom mowed down Greg Bird and Gleyber Torres before inducing a soft Neil Walker chopper to the right side. Charging the ball, Wilmer Flores fielded it and used his glove to scoop a throw to first base, where deGrom was rushing to cover. But Flores slipped a bit as he threw, forcing deGrom to reach down, snare it and stomp on the bag just before Walker reached it.

Video: NYM@NYY: deGrom snags Flores' falling glove flip

HE SAID IT
"I normally am watching 'Blaze [and the Monster Machines]' or 'Paw Patrol.'" -- deGrom, when asked if he tuned in for Scherzer's 11-strikeout performance on Sunday night

UP NEXT
Jason Vargas will return to the mound when the Mets continue their 10-day, 11-game, four-city road trip Tuesday with the first of two games in Baltimore. Vargas recorded just one out during his last start in a rain-shortened game at Citi Field; he'll look for significantly more length when he opposes right-hander Andrew Cashner in the 7:05 p.m. ET opener at Camden Yards.

Anthony DiComo has covered the Mets for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo, Instagram and Facebook.

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A's hold off M's in 9th to pad Wild Card lead

Lowrie, Chapman help build big lead before 'pen nearly blows it
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OAKLAND -- The A's raced out to a big lead, and they needed it on Monday night.

Jed Lowrie and Matt Chapman combined for six hits and six RBIs behind a stellar Sean Manaea, but Blake Treinen had to dig deep in a three-run ninth as the A's held on for a 7-6 win over the Mariners, creating some breathing room in the American League Wild Card race, at least for 24 hours.

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OAKLAND -- The A's raced out to a big lead, and they needed it on Monday night.

Jed Lowrie and Matt Chapman combined for six hits and six RBIs behind a stellar Sean Manaea, but Blake Treinen had to dig deep in a three-run ninth as the A's held on for a 7-6 win over the Mariners, creating some breathing room in the American League Wild Card race, at least for 24 hours.

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Oakland is staked to a 2 1/2-game lead over Seattle for the second spot, with two to play in this pivotal series. Also in play: an AL West title, with the A's moving within two games of the first-place Astros with their 37th win in 49 tries since June 16.

While Manaea swiftly strung together 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball with just five hits allowed, the A's were relentless at the plate, tagging lefty starter Marco Gonzales for four runs on eight hits before working right-hander Casey Lawrence for 42 pitches in a three-run sixth.

Credit Chapman, the club's hottest hitter, for igniting the attack. The A's third baseman, also a dazzler on defense yet again, hit the first of his three doubles in the first inning, scoring on Lowrie's RBI single.

Chapman, who extended his on-base streak to 27 games, picked up his second two-bagger in his next at-bat, setting the stage for yet another run-scoring hit from Lowrie. The infield duo teamed up for back-to-back RBI doubles in the sixth.

Jane Lee has covered the A's for MLB.com since 2010.

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Colon vs. Cy Young winner? Texas usually wins

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ARLINGTON -- Bartolo Colon has faced off against four Cy Young Award winners this season, and the Rangers have won three of those games.

Colon, the 2005 American League Cy Young Award winner with the Angels, emerged victorious again on Monday with the help of his bullpen and a couple of home runs that gave the Rangers a 5-3 victory over Zack Greinke and the D-backs at Globe Life Park.

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ARLINGTON -- Bartolo Colon has faced off against four Cy Young Award winners this season, and the Rangers have won three of those games.

Colon, the 2005 American League Cy Young Award winner with the Angels, emerged victorious again on Monday with the help of his bullpen and a couple of home runs that gave the Rangers a 5-3 victory over Zack Greinke and the D-backs at Globe Life Park.

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Colon overcame a rough first inning as RBI doubles by A.J. Pollock and Steven Souza Jr. gave Arizona a 2-0 lead. He got out of the inning by getting Ketel Marte on a fly to center, the first of 10 consecutive batters retired by Colon.

"I didn't do anything different," Colon said. "In the first inning, I was hanging my pitches in the middle of the plate. If you make a mistake, they'll hit it. After that, I started throwing my changeup and slider, and felt good."

Greinke started the night by retiring six consecutive batters but Ronald Guzman got Texas started with a home run to lead off the third inning. Robinson Chirinos put the Rangers ahead for good with a three-run home run in the fourth.

Video: ARI@TEX: Guzman launches a solo homer to right-center

"Greinke was throwing really good, but he made a mistake and I hit it out," Chirinos said. "Everybody in the lineup had good at-bats. It was a good win for us."

Colon's streak ended with a leadoff walk to Daniel Descalso in the fifth. Descalso scored later on a single by David Peralta. Colon's night ended at 79 pitches when he retired Paul Goldschmidt on a popup to end the fifth inning. Manager Jeff Banister went to the bullpen in the sixth, and the combination of Eddie Butler, Cory Gearrin and Jose Leclerc closed it out with four scoreless innings.

Video: ARI@TEX: Leclerc strikes out Descalso to end the game

"After the first inning, [Colon] kind of settled in, was able to throw some quality pitches and get some outs," Banister said. "Once we got the lead after the fifth, [we] felt it was an opportunity to go ahead, give them a different look. Brought in Butler, he did a great job, got two innings from him, felt we could turn it over to the two guys in the back end with Gearrin and Leclerc to preserve it."

Colon beat Felix Hernandez and the Mariners in his previous start. The Rangers also beat the Astros, 3-1 in 10 innings, in a matchup of Colon against Justin Verlander. Colon lost to Rick Porcello and the Red Sox on May 4.

"I feel very happy about that," Colon said. "I knew that about Verlander. I wasn't thinking about that with Greinke and the Cy Young, but I'm glad we won."

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MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Gearrin, trying to hold a 4-3 lead, ran into trouble with two outs in the eighth when singles by Goldschmidt and Pollock put runners at the corners. That brought up cleanup hitter Eduardo Escobar and brought pitching coach Doug Brocail out to the mound for a conference. Gearrin got Escobar to beat one into the ground in front of home plate. Chirinos jumped on it and fired it to first for the out.

Video: ARI@TEX: Chirinos makes key play in 8th to strand 2

"I feel like Brocail does a great job slowing the game down and giving direction," Gearrin said. "You want to be in those big situations and get big outs so your teammates start to have faith in you."

SOUND SMART
Chirinos has played in 17 games since the All-Star break and is hitting .276 with five home runs, 15 RBIs and a .548 slugging percentage.

Video: ARI@TEX: Chirinos on his hot bat, Colon after the win

BELTRE LEAVES GAME
Chirinos drove in Adrian Beltre with an eighth-inning single, but it may have been a costly RBI. Beltre aggravated a left hamstring muscle on the play and had to come out of the game. He will have an MRI Tuesday, but could be headed for the disabled list.

Video: ARI@TEX: Beltre exits after limping on the basepaths 

HE SAID IT
"They're really good. I could be off a little bit, but I think they're the best offense in baseball the past month. So knowing that going in and in their home park, it's going to be tough. But I made more mistakes and got behind in more counts [and] made it a little bit tougher than it should have been. It would have been a better game if I had just pitched a little better." -- Greinke, on the Rangers' lineup

UP NEXT
Veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo (7-1, 6.11 ERA) will pitch against the D-backs in the series finale at 7:05 p.m. CT on Tuesday at Globe Life Park. Gallardo's seven wins since June 23 are the most in the Majors, and his 11.43 run support average over that same span is the highest in the Majors. Gallardo is 7-2 with a 2.37 ERA in 13 career starts against the D-backs and 4-0 at home this season. Left-hander Patrick Corbin (9-4, 3.15) will start for Arizona.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

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Injury updates: Trout, Ohtani, Jansen, Sabathia

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Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, Angels
Trout did not travel with the club to San Diego, as he is currently on the East Coast attending to a personal family matter. The Angels had been hoping to get Trout back on Thursday, when he's eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list, but this development has cast doubt on his availability. Trout has been sidelined since Aug. 1 with an inflamed right wrist. More > 

Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, Angels
Trout did not travel with the club to San Diego, as he is currently on the East Coast attending to a personal family matter. The Angels had been hoping to get Trout back on Thursday, when he's eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list, but this development has cast doubt on his availability. Trout has been sidelined since Aug. 1 with an inflamed right wrist. More > 

Ohtani completed a 33-pitch bullpen session without incident on Monday. He estimated that he threw at about a 70 percent effort level, a higher intensity than his first session off the mound on Saturday.

Ohtani primarily threw fastballs, though he also incorporated three curveballs and three sliders. Ohtani has not yet thrown his splitter, as he feels it needs less work than his breaking balls, which are feel pitches. The 24-year-old rookie has not pitched for the Angels since June 6 due to a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. More > 

Hyun-Jin RyuAlex Wood and Kenley Jansen, Dodgers
Ryu will come off the disabled list to start on Wednesday against the Giants, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Sunday. Ryu, who was on the 60-day disabled list with a left groin strain, made two rehab starts at Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga and Triple-A Oklahoma City on Aug. 2 and Aug. 7, respectively. He pitched a total of nine innings and allowed just one run on seven hits.

Before his injury on May 3, the left-hander had a 2.12 ERA in six starts with the Dodgers early in the season. The Dodgers are starting to solidify their rotation by bringing Ryu and Wood, who will start on Tuesday, off the disabled list as the National League West race heats up. More > 

Speaking to reporters for the first time since he left the club and returned to Los Angeles before the four-game series in Denver this past weekend, Jansen insisted he was feeling good and was upbeat after throwing a 16-pitch "touch-and-feel" bullpen session. His timetable for a return remains uncertain, but Jansen sounded confident he will return before the four-to-six-week recovery time that was originally reported.

Roberts said that Jansen will have more bullpen sessions on Wednesday and Friday. Jansen will also work out in the weight room this week. He will also travel with the club to Seattle for a series during the upcoming weekend. More > 

Video: LAD@COL: Friedman provides update on Jansen

CC Sabathia, Yankees
After tossing six scoreless innings of one-hit ball vs. the Rangers on Sunday, Sabathia was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with right knee inflammation.

Though the lefty landed awkwardly on that knee while trying to field a soft grounder back to the mound in the second inning Sunday, he made no mention of discomfort after the game. More >

Video: NYY@NYM: Boone discusses Sabathia heading to the DL

Brandon BeltJeff Samardzija and Brandon Crawford, Giants
Belt's current absence from the Giants' lineup could end as soon as Tuesday, manager Bruce Bochy indicated Monday. Bochy said "a good chance" exists that Belt's Minor League injury rehabilitation stint to test his recovery from a hyperextended right knee is essentially done. Belt was scheduled to play his second game for Triple-A Sacramento on Monday.

Samardzija (right shoulder inflammation) sounded upbeat after pitching the equivalent of two innings while facing teammate Hunter Pence. Tuesday, the Giants likely will decide whether the sidelined No. 3 starter will increase his pitch count in another simulated game or advance to an injury rehab outing.

Samardzija preceded his outing by going through a complete warmup process.

"It was good to be doing that instead of just throwing a bullpen," said Samardzija, who tossed approximately 30 pitches to Pence with a break at the halfway point. Samardzija, who's 1-5 with a 6.25 ERA in 10 starts, tested himself by throwing his entire array of pitches. More > 

Crawford left Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after colliding with left fielder Gorkys Hernandez during a fourth-inning play. Television cameras caught members of the Giants' athletic training staff examining Crawford's eyes. He batted in the fifth inning, but he was replaced by Alen Hanson afterward. More > 

Doug FisterNomar Mazara and Adrian Beltre, Rangers
Fister has returned home to finish rehabbing a right knee strain that has sidelined him since June 10 and is unlikely to pitch again for the Rangers this season.

Fister was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on June 17. This is his second stint on the disabled list this season; he missed 13 games with a right hip strain in April. The Rangers signed Fister in the offseason and will have to decide if they want to pick up his $4.5 million option for next season.

Although he'll continue his rehab at home, Fister could return to Arlington in September to be checked out by the Rangers' medical staff. Fister is 1-7 with a 4.50 ERA in 12 starts this season.

Mazara is expected to play nine innings for Double-A Frisco on Tuesday against Arkansas. He has been on the disabled list with a sprained right thumb since July 20. Rangers manager Jeff Banister said he wants to see Mazara play consecutive games in the outfield before making a decision on when he could be activated.

Mazara went 2-for-3 and served as a designated hitter for Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday before the game was suspended in the top of the fifth. He could return as early as Thursday, when the Rangers open a four-game series against the Angels in Arlington. More > 

Beltre left Monday night's 5-3 win over the D-backs at Globe Life Park after eight innings when he appeared to strain his left hamstring. He was coming in to score from second on a single by Robinson Chirinos and appeared to feel something rounding third base. He was replaced on defense in the ninth inning by Jurickson Profar. More > 

Video: ARI@TEX: Banister discusses offense, Beltre's injury

Trevor Bauer, Edwin Encarnacion and Leonys Martin, Indians
The Indians received good news about Bauer's injured right ankle, as X-rays were negative and the righty, who is dealing with a bruise, will likely be able to make his next scheduled start Friday against the Orioles, manager Terry Francona said before Sunday's finale with the White Sox.

Bauer was pitching another gem Saturday night against the White Sox, but he exited in the seventh inning of Cleveland's 3-1 win after being hit in the right ankle by a comebacker off the bat of Jose Abreu. More >

As for Encarnacion, the Indians placed the slugger on the disabled list Sunday with a right hand contusion. Encarnacion said after Friday's game that he had been swinging with one arm to compensate for the bone bruise on his right hand, which occurred when he was hit by a pitch on July 15. Francona said Encarnacion also had some biceps swelling after Saturday's game. More >

Meanwhile, Martin is recovering from a bacterial infection that was considered life threatening as of a few days ago, president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said Monday. The outlook looks good, according to Antonetti, though Martin's "progress will be measured in weeks, not days." More >

Video: MLB Tonight on Leonys Martin's bacterial infection

Danny Duffy, Royals
Duffy was placed on the 10-day DL on Monday, retroactive to Sunday, with a left shoulder impingement.

The southpaw, who received an anti-inflammatory injection in his shoulder after Saturday's start vs. the Cardinals, has been dealing with stiffness in his past four starts, manager Ned Yost said. More >

Martin Prado, Miguel Rojas and Lewis Brinson, Marlins
After exiting Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Braves with a left quad strain, Prado is heading back to the disabled list for the third time this season. He previously made two trips due to a right hamstring strain. More >

Rojas was removed in the second inning of Game 2 against the Braves with an apparent left ankle or lower leg ailment. He limped off the field after trying to advance from first to third base on Bryan Holaday's single. Rojas slid into the base, was tagged out by Johan Camargo, and came up favoring his left leg. He limped to the dugout after making the final out of the inning and was replaced at third base by Yadiel Rivera. More >  

On the disabled list since July 4 with a right hip bone bruise, Brinson is expected to see game action on Tuesday. The club has yet to finalize if it will be with Double-A Jacksonville or Class A Advanced Jupiter. Wherever he winds up, Brinson will be back in a game for the first time since July 3. The 24-year-old was the Marlins' Opening Day starter and regular in center field until he experienced discomfort in his hip.

The Marlins are hopeful Brinson gets back to the big leagues in a few weeks so he can get about 100 more at-bats before the season ends. Manager Don Mattingly said Brinson has been making progress in the work he's doing at the plate. More > 

JaCoby Jones and Michael Fulmer, Tigers
After exiting Sunday's game vs. the Twins with right hamstring tightness, Jones was placed on the 10-day DL on Monday.

Manager Ron Gardenhire said he thinks Jones tweaked the hamstring while making a long run on a catch attempt in the top of the second inning, though the outfielder also hit an infield single and ran into Tyler Austin as the Twins first baseman reached for a high throw in the bottom of the frame. More >

Gardenhire also said Fulmer will make his first rehab start with Class A Advanced Lakeland "in a day or two." Fulmer has been on the DL since Jul 20 with a left oblique strain he sustained in a bullpen session after the All-Star break. More > 

Dee Gordon, Sam Tuivailala, Juan Nicasio, Roenis Elias, Dan Altavilla and Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners
Gordon was initially in Monday's lineup, but was scratched about two hours before game time. The speedster hurt his shoulder sliding into the knee of Astros second baseman Yuli Gurriel on a stolen base on Saturday. He had a pinch-hit single and scored the winning run in the 10th inning on Sunday.

Tuivailala will need surgery on his right Achilles tendon that was hurt on Wednesday in Texas, and manager Scott Servais said the right-hander -- who was acquired two weeks ago from the Cardinals -- is going to be out a "significant amount of time" and may not be ready for the start of Spring Training next season.

Nicasio is getting a second doctor's opinion on his inflamed right knee and is waiting to see whether he'll need surgery. He went on the 10-day disabled list on Aug. 3.

Elias needed 28 pitches to get through two-thirds of an inning of relief for Tacoma in his second rehab outing while issuing three walks with one strikeout on Sunday. Elias is working back from a strained left triceps and came out of the outing without any health issues.

Altavilla threw well in a live batting-practice session with Tacoma over the weekend, Servais said. He likely will throw another BP session but has a chance to begin a Minor League rehab stint within a week.

Iwakuma, who is signed to a Minor League contract, also threw a live BP session, and it went well enough that he could attempt a rehab outing soon as well. More > 

Ryan Madson, Nationals
While warming up in the bullpen before pitching the ninth inning on Sunday, Madson said his back trouble began flaring up again, sending pain shooting down his right leg. He did not have control of his curveball or changeup, which reduced him to trusting only his fastball -- and David Bote deposited one into the stands for the walk-off grand slam.

Even though he has been battling the issue for a few days, Madson said Sunday was the first time it was bad enough to affect him on the mound, even though he has given up five earned runs in 1 2/3 innings in his two most recent outings. He believes he should be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list, and arrived at Busch Stadium early on Monday to begin receiving treatment and start taking anti-inflammatories. More > 

Scott Schebler, Reds
For the first time since his rehab assignment at Louisville was cut short because of persistent right shoulder soreness on Friday, Schebler resumed a throwing program. With third-base coach Billy Hatcher catching for him on the field at Great American Ball Park, Schebler made approximately 40 throws from a distance of 90 feet.

Most importantly, Schebler felt no pain after throwing. He will likely resume his rehab assignment for a few games before the Reds activate him from the disabled list. Schebler has been out since spraining the AC joint in his right shoulder from a crash into the wall on July 14 at St. Louis. More > 

Video: CLE@CIN: Reds booth gives update on Schebler's injury

Jharel Cotton, Andrew Triggs, Paul Blackburn and Matt Joyce, A's
Cotton, Triggs and Blackburn began throwing programs Monday, manager Bob Melvin said.

For Cotton and Blackburn, it was the first time they have thrown since their respective injuries. Cotton underwent Tommy John surgery on March 21, and Blackburn has been on the disabled list since July 7 with a right elbow injury.

Melvin said Cotton's recovery is on schedule. He added he's hopeful that both Triggs and Blackburn will make appearances by the end of the season. According to Melvin, Triggs may slot into a bullpen role.

Joyce, who has been on the DL since July 5 with a lumbar strain, said he hit off a tee last week and again on Monday. The plan is for him to take batting practice this week and start a rehab assignment soon.

Joyce, who had never had back issues before, said it just "flared up" on him and that everything is structurally sound. An epidural shot he received a few weeks ago helped a bit, but "it wasn't a magical recovery." It has been hard for him to watch from the bench as the A's have surged into playoff position. More > 

Noah Syndergaard had jokes when asked about the Little League World Series

Noah Syndergaard landed on the disabled list with hand, foot and mouth disease last month. Despite the viral illness, Thor managed to poke fun at himself and J.A. Happ -- who also contracted it not too long after.  And in the middle of an in-game interview with ESPN, the flamethrowing right-hander joked about it again.

Utility man Brandon Dixon struck out Jose Ramirez on a 67-mph curve, sending Ramirez's bat flying

Brandon Dixon has done it all for the Reds this season. He's played first base, right field, left field, second base and third base, but hadn't taken the mound to play the role of a pitcher ... until Monday night's 10-3 loss to the Indians at Great American Ball Park. 

With Cleveland leading in the ninth inning, 10-3, Reds manager Jim Riggleman brought in Dixon for his first pitching appearance, and he was up to the task -- retiring Francisco Lindor on popup, Michael Brantley on a flyout and striking out Jose Ramirez, who at the time was 3-for-4 with a homer on the night. And he did it on three pitches.

Marlins rookie Guerrero dials heat up to 104

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ATLANTA -- Marlins reliever Tayron Guerrero took his fastball to another level in Game 2 of Monday's day-night doubleheader against the Braves at SunTrust Park, a 6-1 Atlanta win.

The rangy, 6-foot-8 right-hander heated up the radar gun in the seventh inning, when his fastball topped out at 104 mph. It was just the 11th time Statcast™ has shown a reading that fast -- all occurring this season -- and the fastest pitch that has been thrown by Guerrero.

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ATLANTA -- Marlins reliever Tayron Guerrero took his fastball to another level in Game 2 of Monday's day-night doubleheader against the Braves at SunTrust Park, a 6-1 Atlanta win.

The rangy, 6-foot-8 right-hander heated up the radar gun in the seventh inning, when his fastball topped out at 104 mph. It was just the 11th time Statcast™ has shown a reading that fast -- all occurring this season -- and the fastest pitch that has been thrown by Guerrero.

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"The one thing he's doing now is, he's throwing enough strikes with that fastball," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. "He seems to be able to throw that thing as hard as he wants and still throw strikes with it. At this point, the slider isn't really his out pitch."

The other 10 readings of 104 mph were reached by either Jordan Hicks of the Cardinals or Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman.

Video: STL@ARI: Jordan Hicks throws a 104.4 mph strike

Guerrero reached 104 against Ender Inciarte, who fouled off the pitch. In one sequence, Guerrero threw six straight fastballs at 102.3 mph or harder.

"I was surprised because it was right in the corner, and he got it," Guerrero said.

As hard as Guerrero was throwing, the right-hander still didn't have a clean inning. Freddie Freeman spoiled that by homering on an 85.9-mph slider to lead off the frame.

Admittedly, that home run angered Guerrero because it came on his secondary pitch. After that, he brought serious heat.

"Yeah, right after that slider that I missed it up, I was so [ticked] off about it," Guerrero said. "And that's why I threw 104 mph."

Video: ATL@NYY: Chapman K's Acuna Jr. with 104.4 mph heat

In all, Guerrero threw 17 pitches in the inning, including 13 four-seam fastballs that averaged 101.9 mph. The 27-year-old rookie allowed just the one hit without striking out or walking a batter.

"Right after I was done pitching, Mattingly told me, 'Hey, now you are more consistent with the fastball for strikes. I think you're going to get the slider down there because if you leave it up that's going to happen,'" Guerrero said. "He asked Starlin Castro who was close to me, and he said, 'Yeah, they're swinging at that because they're waiting for the fastball.' Even if you throw that slider there, you have no chance to hit it.'"

Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

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2018 Players' Weekend nicknames

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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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Best Players' Weekend nicknames from every team

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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Angels
Jose Alvarez: "KÍKE"
Justin Anderson: "ANDO"
Francisco Arcia: "FRANKIE"
Jaime Barria: "EL PANA"
Cam Bedrosian: "BEDROCK"
Jose Briceno: "ORE"
Kole Calhoun: "KOLEMAN"
Kaleb Cowart: "PAL"
Zack Cozart: "L.A. COZ"
Jose Fernandez: "JOTAVE"
David Fletcher: "FLETCH"
Andrew Heaney: "HEANDOG"
Jake Jewell: "BOB:
Jim Johnson: "J.J."
Jefry Marte: "EL BLEY"
Alex Meyer: "BUBBA"
Keynan Middleton: "MAJOR KEY"
Shohei Ohtani: "SHOWTIME"
Blake Parker: "B-EASY"
Felix Pena: "LA BEFLA"
Albert Pujols: "THE MACHINE"
JC Ramirez: "J.C. TIME"
Noe Ramirez: "OTTO"
Garrett Richards: "G-RICH"
Rene Rivera: "MONCHO"
Hansel Robles: "EL PEÑACO"
Matt Shoemaker: "SHOE"
Andrelton Simmons: "SIMÓN"
Tyler Skaggs: "SWAGGY"
Nick Tropeano: "NITRO"
Mike Trout: "KIIIIID"
Justin Upton: "J - UP"
Blake Wood: "BLOCK-A"
Chris Young: "C Y"
Eric Young Jr.: "EYJ"
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Video: Get ready, 2018 Players' Weekend is August 24-26

Astros
Jose Altuve: "TUVE"
Alex Bregman: "A-BREG"
Gerrit Cole: "COLE TRAIN"
J.D. Davis: "JD"
Chris Devenski: "THE DRAGON"
Derek Fisher: "FISHER"
Evan Gattis: "BULL"
Marwin Gonzalez: "MARGO"
Yuli Gurriel: "LA PIÑA"
Jandel Gustave: "GUSTAVE"
Will Harris: "BILL"
Tony Kemp: "KEMPY"
Dallas Keuchel: "DAVID BURD"
Jake Marisnick: "BIG FUDGE"
Lance McCullers Jr.: "PERDOMO"
Collin McHugh: "Mu Q"
Martin Maldonado: "VALDEZ"
Brian McCann: "UNO SEIS"
Charlie Morton: "GROUND CHUCK"
Brad Peacock: "P"
Ryan Pressly: "PRESSLY"
Josh Reddick: "RED DAWG"
Hector Rondon: "RONDY"
Tony Sipp: "SIPP"
Joe Smith: "SMITTY"
George Springer: "SPRINGER"
Max Stassi: "STASSINELLI"
Justin Verlander: "J V"
Tyler White: "WHITEY"
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Athletics
Brett Anderson: "ANDERSON"
Paul Blackburn: "BLACKIE"
Ryan Buchter: "5 DEUCE"
Trevor Cahill: "T.C."
Mark Canha: "TOM ACE"
Matt Chapman: "CHAPPY"
Jharel Cotton: "SQUEAKY"
Khris Davis: "KD"
Jeurys Familia: "LA FAMA"
Mike Fiers: "KAI"
Daniel Gossett: "GOOSE"
Chris Hatcher: "HATCH"
Edwin Jackson: "SCOOP"
Matt Joyce: "SWEET SWINGIN'"
Shawn Kelley: "KELLEYTIME"
Ramon Laureano: "LAUREANO"
Jonathan Lucroy: "LUC"
Sean Manaea: "MANAEALATOR"
Nick Martini: "TINI"
Matt Olson: "OLY"
Emilio Pagan: "EMILIOOOOO"
Yusmeiro Petit: "YUS"
Josh Phegley: "PTBNL"
Chad Pinder: "CHI"
Stephen Piscotty: "MOMO"
Marcus Semien: "SAUCE"
Jake Smolinski: "SMO $"
Blake Treinen: "TRAIN"
Andrew Triggs: "TRIGGONOMETRY"
Lou Trivino: "SWEET LOU"
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Blue Jays
Danny Barnes: "BARNZY"
Joe Biagini: "JOE THE GREAT"
Ryan Borucki: "BORUCKI"
Tyler Clippard: "CLIP"
Aledmys Diaz: "PAPITO"
Josh Donaldson: "BRINGER OF RAIN"
Brandon Drury: "DRU"
Marco Estrada: "ESTRATOSPHERE"
Jaime Garcia: "JAIMITO"
Sam Gaviglio: "GAVIGLIO"
Ken Giles: "100 MILES GILES"
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: "YUNITO"
Curtis Granderson: "GRANDYMAN"
Randal Grichuk: "GRICH"
Teoscar Hernandez: "OCA"
Luke Maile: "LUKEY BARRELS"
Russell Martin: "LE MUSCLE"
Kendrys Morales: "MONINA"
Jake Petricka: "PETEY"
Kevin Pillar: "KP"
Aaron Sanchez: "SANCHIZE"
Luis Santos: "EL NITO"
Justin Smoak: "MOAKEY"
Yangervis Solarte: "TUTU"
Marcus Stroman: "HDMH"
Ryan Tepera: "TEP"
Devon Travis: "D-TRAV"
Troy Tulowitzki: "TULO"
Richard Urena: "RICHI"
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Braves
Ronald Acuna Jr.: "SABANERO SOY"
Ozzie Albies: "PUCHI"
Jesse Biddle: "JB"
Brad Brach: "B-RAD"
Johan Camargo: "JC"
Shane Carle: "SHUGGA"
Rhiner Cruz: "CRUEZY"
Charlie Culberson: "CULBY"
Adam Duvall: "DUVY"
Ryan Flaherty: "FLASH"
Tyler Flowers: "MMBB"
Mike Foltynewicz: "FOLTY"
Freddie Freeman: "ANDREW"
Sam Freeman: "FREEZY"
Max Fried: "MAXIMUS"
Kevin Gausman: "GAUSY"
Ender Inciarte: "GAME ENDER"
Luke Jackson: "SKYWALKER"
Nick Markakis: "TTT"
Brandon McCarthy: "MAC"
A.J. Minter: "MINT"
Sean Newcomb: "NEWK"
Wes Parsons: "PARSONS"
Jose Ramirez: "RAMIREZ"
Anibal Sanchez: "ALEJO"
Mike Soroka: "ROCK"
Kurt Suzuki: "ZUK"
Dansby Swanson: "DANS"
Julio Teheran: "EL CABALLO DE OLAYA"
Jonny Venters: "JV"
Arodys Vizcaino: "ARODYS"
Dan Winkler: "WINK"
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Brewers
Jesus Aguilar: "EL CAUSA"
Matt Albers: "ALBIE"
Chase Anderson: "TEXAS"
Orlando Arcia: "EL NIÑO"
Jacob Barnes: "KING COBRA"
Ryan Braun: "OCHO"
Corbin Burnes: "BURNESY"
Lorenzo Cain: "LO CAIN"
Jhoulys Chacin: "LA MAKINA"
Zach Davies: "COUNS"
Nick Franklin: "NICKY"
Junior Guerra: "CABEZON"
Josh Hader: "STRICKEN"
Jeremy Jeffress: "JOTA JOTA"
Dan Jennings: "DJ"
Corey Knebel: "BIRD DOG"
Erik Kratz: "KRATZY"
Jordan Lyles: "JORDY"
Wade Miley: "MILES"
Mike Moustakas: "MOOSE"
Jimmy Nelson: "BIG SWEAT"
Freddy Peralta: "KACIKI"
Hernan Perez: "PEPPER"
Manny Pina: "PINEAPPLE"
Jonathan Schoop: "MAMBA"
Travis Shaw: "MAYOR-DDC"
Joakim Soria: "JUNIOR"
Brent Suter: "THE RAPTOR"
Eric Thames: "MR. TEE"
Stephen Vogt: "I BELIEVE"
Taylor Williams: "T. WILLY"
Christian Yelich: "YELI"
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Cardinals
Harrison Bader: "TOTS"
Matt Carpenter: "CARP"
Brett Cecil: "SQUINTS"
Paul DeJong: "PAULY"
Jack Flaherty: "FLARE"
Dexter Fowler: "DEX"
John Gant: "GANT"
Adolis Garcia: "EL BOMBI"
Greg Garcia: "GG"
Austin Gomber: "BIG G"
Luke Gregerson: "DUKE"
Jedd Gyorko: "JERK-OH"
Jordan Hicks: "HICKS"
Dakota Hudson: "DAK"
Dominic Leone: "DOMINATOR"
Carlos Martinez: "TSUNAMI"
Jose Martinez: "CAFÉ"
Mike Mayers: "MAYERS"
Miles Mikolas: "MIK"
Yadier Molina: "YADI"
Yairo Munoz: "PALITO"
Bud Norris: "BUDMAN"
Tyler O'Neill: "O'NEILL"
Marcell Ozuna: "THE BIG BEAR"
Francisco Pena: "PEÑITA"
Daniel Poncedeleon: "PONCEDELEON"
Alex Reyes: "A.REY"
Tyson Ross: "FREEWAY"
Chasen Shreve: "SHA-REEF"
Michael Wacha: "WACHAMOLE"
Adam Wainwright: "WAINO"
Luke Weaver: "DREAM"
Tyler Webb: "WEBBY"
Kolten Wong: "THE PEBBLE"
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Cubs
Albert Almora Jr.: "TICO"
Anthony Bass: "FISH"
Javier Baez: "EL MAGO"
David Bote: "BOAT"
Kris Bryant: "KB"
Victor Caratini: "VIC"
Tyler Chatwood: "CHATTY"
Jesse Chavez: "DADO"
Steve Cishek: "SPEEDPASS"
Willson Contreras: "WILLY THE BEAST"
Yu Darvish: "YU-SAN"
Brian Duensing: "DEUCE"
Carl Edwards Jr.: "STRINGBEAN SLINGER"
Cole Hamels: "HOLLYWOOD"
Justin Hancock: "HERBIE"
Ian Happ: "HAPPER"
Kyle Hendricks: "HENDO"
Jason Heyward: "J-HEY"
Brandon Kintzler: "SALT"
Tommy La Stella: "LA STELLA"
Jon Lester: "LEFTHANDER"
Brandon Morrow: "B MO"
Mike Montgomery: "MONTY"
Jose Quintana: "LELO"
Anthony Rizzo: "TONY"
Randy Rosario: "PELO FINO"
Addison Russell: "ADDY"
Kyle Schwarber: "SCHWARBS"
Drew Smyly: "SMILES"
Pedro Strop: "STROPY"
Justin Wilson: "J WILLY"
Ben Zobrist: "ZORILLA"
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D-backs
Nick Ahmed: "SLICK NICK"
Matt Andriese: "DREEZY"
Alex Avila: "PARKMAN"
Brad Boxberger: "🎁🍔"
Archie Bradley: "HOLLYWOOD"
Clay Buchholz: "BUCK"
Andrew Chafin: "THE SHERIFF"
Patrick Corbin: "CORBY"
Daniel Descalso: "SCALS"
Jake Diekman: "GUT IT OUT"
Jarrod Dyson: "ZOOMBIYA"
Eduardo Escobar: "EL DE LA PICA"
Zack Godley: "BULL"
Paul Goldschmidt: "GOLDY"
Zack Greinke: "GREINKE"
Yoshihisa Hirano: "YOSHI SAN"
Jon Jay: "305 J"
Jake Lamb: "LAMBO"
Ketel Marte: "PIKE"
Jeff Mathis: "MATTY"
T.J. McFarland: "RETURN OF THE MAC"
Shelby Miller: "MILLZY"
John Ryan Murphy: "CHOIR BOY"
David Peralta: "FREIGHT TRAIN"
A.J. Pollock: "POLLO"
Robbie Ray: "BOB"
Steven Souza Jr.: "SOUZ"
Taijuan Walker: "TAI WEEZY"
Brad Ziegler: "UNICORN"
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Dodgers
Scott Alexander: "SCOTTIE BOY"
John Axford: "AX MAN"
Pedro Baez: "LA MULA"
Austin Barnes: "SAM"
Cody Bellinger: "BELLI"
Walker Buehler: "FERRIS"
JT Chargois: "SHAG"
Tony Cingrani: "GRANI"
Brian Dozier: "BULL"
Josh Fields: "FIELDS"
Dylan Floro: "F LORO"
Erik Goeddel: "GOODY"
Yasmani Grandal: "YAZMANIAN DEVIL"
Enrique Hernandez: "KIKÉ"
Rich Hill: "D. MOUNTAIN"
Daniel Hudson: "HUDDY"
Kenley Jansen: "KENLEYFORNIA"
Matt Kemp: "MATT"
Clayton Kershaw: "KERSH"
Tom Koehler: "TK"
Manny Machado: "EL MINISTRO"
Kenta Maeda: "MAEKEN"
Max Muncy: "MUNCE"
Joc Pederson: "KING"
Yasiel Puig: "WILD HORSE"
Hyun-Jin Ryu: "MONSTER"
Zac Rosscup: "CUP"
Dennis Santana: "ANFERNEE"
Corey Seager: "SEAGS"
Ross Stripling: "CHICKEN STRIP"
Chris Taylor: "CT3"
Justin Turner: "REDTURN2"
Julio Urias: "EL CULICHI"
Chase Utley: "SILVER FOX"
Pat Venditte: "P-VITTY"
Alex Wood: "AWOOD"
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Giants
Brandon Belt: "BOB"
Ty Blach: "THE PREACHER"
Ray Black: "BLACKOUT"
Madison Bumgarner: "MAD-BUM"
Brandon Crawford: "DJ BC RAW"
Johnny Cueto: "EL JUCHO"
Chase d'Arnaud: "CHEETAH"
Sam Dyson: "PSSST"
Steven Duggar: "DUGG"
Julian Fernandez: "BILLETE"
Alen Hanson: "EL CHAMAQUITO"
Gorkys Hernandez: "CAZADOR"
Derek Holland: "LAST NAME"
Nick Hundley: "HUNDO"
Pierce Johnson: "P.J."
Derek Law: "D-LAW"
Evan Longoria: "LONGO"
Andrew McCutchen: "ZOOM"
Mark Melancon: "MEL"
Reyes Moronta: "EL TIBU"
Joe Panik: "J.P."
Hunter Pence: "UNDERPANTS"
Buster Posey: "BUSTER"
Dereck Rodriguez: "D-ROD"
Jeff Samardzija: "SHARK"
Pablo Sandoval: "PANDA"
Will Smith: "SMITTY"
Austin Slater: "MAYOR"
Hunter Strickland: "STRICK"
Andrew Suarez: "ANDY"
Tony Watson: "TONE RANGER"
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Indians
Cody Allen: "CHICKEN"
Yonder Alonso: "MR. 305"
Cody Anderson: "BIG RIG"
Trevor Bauer: "BAUER OUTAGE"
Shane Bieber: "NOT JUSTIN"
Michael Brantley: "JUNIOR"
Melky Cabrera: "MELK MAN"
Carlos Carrasco: "COOKIE"
Lonnie Chisenhall: "BIGLON"
Adam Cimber: "CIM"
Mike Clevinger: "SUNSHINE"
Rajai Davis: "RAJ"
Edwin Encarnacion: "RIVERA"
Yan Gomes: "GOMER"
Erik Gonzalez: "LA PARITA"
Nick Goody: "GOODS"
Brandon Guyer: "LA PIÑATA"
Brad Hand: "BROTEIN SHAKE"
Jason Kipnis: "DIRTBAG"
Corey Kluber: "KLUBER"
Francisco Lindor: "MR. SMILE"
Leonys Martin: "THE ASERE"
Andrew Miller: "MILLER TIME"
Tyler Naquin: "BILLY"
Dan Otero: "OT"
Oliver Perez: "OLLIE"
Jose Ramirez: "ENRIQUITO"
Roberto Perez: "BEBO"
Neil Ramirez: "RAMMER"
Danny Salazar: "SALLY"
Josh Tomlin: "SCRUBS"
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Mariners
Dan Altavilla: "BUZZY"
Chasen Bradford: "BLACK BEAR"
Robinson Cano: "NOLO"
Alex Colome: "THE HORSE"
Nelson Cruz: "BOOMSTICK"
Edwin Diaz: "SUGAR"
Zach Duke: "DUKIE"
Roenis Elias: "CUBICHE"
Marco Gonzales: "GONZO"
Dee Gordon: "VARIS"
Mitch Haniger: "MEETCH"
Ryon Healy: "BUBBA"
Felix Hernandez: "KING FELIX"
Chris Herrmann: "WORM"
Mike Leake: "SPIKE"
Wade LeBlanc: "FRENCHY"
Cameron Maybin: "SLIM"
Juan Nicasio: "ARENOSO"
James Paxton: "BIG MAPLE"
James Pazos: "PAPA PAZ"
Erasmo Ramirez: "MITO"
Andrew Romine: "ROMI"
Kyle Seager: "SEAGER"
Jean Segura: "EL MAMBO"
Denard Span: "D-SPAN"
Sam Tuivailala: "TUI"
Nick Vincent: "HUBBA HUBBA"
Adam Warren: "THE WARDEN"
Mike Zunino: "Z"
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Marlins
Brian Anderson: "ANDY"
Kyle Barraclough: "BEAR"
Lewis Brinson: "SWEET LEW"
Starlin Castro: "ALL STARLIN"
Wei-Yin Chen: "WEIGH-IN"
Adam Conley: "ACON"
Garrett Cooper: "COOPALOOP"
Derek Dietrich: "DIETZ"
Isaac Galloway: "GALLO"
Jarlin Garcia: "JARLIN THE MARLIN"
Brett Graves: "BUMP"
Javy Guerra: "JAVY"
Tayron Guerrero: "EL DE BOCACHICA"
Elieser Hernandez: "LILO"
Bryan Holaday: "HOLLY"
Pablo Lopez: "PACHÉ"
Chris O'Grady: "GRIZZ"
Martin Prado: "PRATT"
J.T. Realmuto: "REAL"
Trevor Richards: "RICHIE"
JT Riddle: "T"
Yadiel Rivera: "TIZNAO"
Miguel Rojas: "MIGGY RO"
Drew Rucinski: "RUSINSKI"
Magneuris Sierra: "MIYAGUI"
Caleb Smith: "SMITTY"
Drew Steckenrider: "STECKASAURUS"
Dan Straily: "THUNDER"
Jose Urena: "EL NUEVE"
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Mets
Tyler Bashlor: "BASH"
Jose Bautista: "JOEYBATS"
Jerry Blevins: "JER-RY JER-RY JER-RY"
Jay Bruce: "BRUUUCE"
Yoenis Cespedes: "LA POTENCIA"
Michael Conforto: "SCOOTER"
Travis d'Arnaud: "LIL d"
Jacob deGrom: "deGROM"
Phillip Evans: "BARREL"
Wilmer Flores: "CATIRE"
Todd Frazier: "TODDFATHER"
Robert Gsellman: "G-MAN"
Luis Guillorme: "LUISMI"
Austin Jackson: "A-JAX"
Juan Lagares: "ANGELO"
Seth Lugo: "QUARTERRICAN"
Steven Matz: "MATZY"
Jeff McNeil: "JT"
Devin Mesoraco: "ROCKO"
Rafael Montero: "MONTERO"
Brandon Nimmo: "NIMMS"
Corey Oswalt: "OZ"
Kevin Plawecki: "PLAW DAWG"
AJ Ramos: "JUNIOR"
Jose Reyes: "LA MELAZA"
Jacob Rhame: "RHAMROD"
T.J. Rivera: "T-BUTTA"
Amed Rosario: "EL NIÑO"
Paul Sewald: "PAULIE"
Drew Smith: "SMITTY"
Anthony Swarzak: "T-SWEEZY"
Noah Syndergaard: "THOR"
Jason Vargas: "VARGY"
Bobby Wahl: "PEANUT"
Zack Wheeler: "WHEELS"
David Wright: "D-DUB"
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Nationals
Matt Adams: "BIG CITY"
Joaquin Benoit: "JACK"
Wilmer Difo: "EL DE"
Sean Doolittle: "DOC"
Adam Eaton: "SPANKY"
Erick Fedde: "FEDDECCINI"
Koda Glover: "BEAR"
Gio Gonzalez: "DOUBLE G"
Matt Grace: "GRACEY"
Bryce Harper: "MONDO"
Jeremy Hellickson: "HELLY"
Kelvin Herrera: "K 40"
Greg Holland: "HOLLY"
Howie Kendrick: "TRUCK"
Spencer Kieboom: "BOOMER"
Ryan Madson: "BLEST"
Justin Miller: "J. MILLZ"
Tommy Milone: "TOMASO"
Daniel Murphy: "MURPH"
Anthony Rendon: "ANT"
Mark Reynolds: "SHERIFF"
Tanner Roark: "T-RO"
Joe Ross: "JR"
Max Scherzer: "BLUE EYE"
Jhonatan Solano: "TATAN"
Sammy Solis: "BIG ANGUS"
Juan Soto: "JUANJO"
Wander Suero: "THE ANIMAL"
Stephen Strasburg: "STRAS"
Michael A. Taylor: "MIGGY"
Trea Turner: "TRIPLE TREA"
Matt Wieters: "MAUI"
Ryan Zimmerman: "ZIM"
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Orioles
Pedro Araujo: "EL MONTRO"
Tim Beckham: "SWAGGY"
Richard Bleier: "DICKIE B."
Dylan Bundy: "DILLY"
Cody Carroll: "CC"
Andrew Cashner: "CASH"
Miguel Castro: "VILLA HERMOSA"
Alex Cobb: "COBB"
Chris Davis: "CRUSH"
Paul Fry: "PAPA FRITA"
Craig Gentry: "GENT"
Mychal Givens: "TONY"
Donnie Hart: "D. HART"
David Hess: "HESSER"
Adam Jones: "LA GENTE"
Caleb Joseph: "CALE"
Trey Mancini: "BOOMER"
Jhan Marinez: "LA ELECTRICIDAD"
Renato Nunez: "TATO"
Jace Peterson: "PETEY"
Evan Phillips: "PHILLY"
Yefry Ramirez: "EL VARÓN"
Joey Rickard: "J-RICK"
Tanner Scott: "SCOTTIE"
Mark Trumbo: "TRUM"
Danny Valencia: "SLUGGER"
Jonathan Villar: "VILLI"
Steve Wilkerson: "BREEZE"
Mike Wright Jr.: "BIRD"
Austin Wynns "WINNIE"
Gabriel Ynoa: "EL TIGUERE"
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Padres
Carlos Asuaje: "CARL"
Colten Brewer: "BREWSKI"
Jose Castillo: "BIG DUDE"
Franchy Cordero: "CORDY"
Alex Dickerson: "DICKERSON"
A.J. Ellis: "DAD"
Robbie Erlin: "BOB"
Freddy Galvis: "TOCO"
Austin Hedges: "HEDGEY"
Eric Hosmer: "PAPO"
Phil Hughes: "PEEJ"
Travis Jankowski: "FRED"
Brett Kennedy: "KENNEDY"
Dinelson Lamet: "EL FLACO"
Eric Lauer: "GOMER"
Walker Lockett: "LOCKETT"
Joey Lucchesi: "JOEY FUEGO"
Manuel Margot: "YOANDRY"
Phil Maton: "SPIN RATE"
Wil Myers: "WIL"
Bryan Mitchell: "MITCH"
Luis Perdomo: "EL CHAMAQUITO"
Jose Pirela: "AGUILA NEGRA"
Hunter Renfroe: "FROE"
Franmil Reyes: "LA MOLE"
Clayton Richard: "CLAY CLAY"
Cory Spangenberg: "SPANGY"
Craig Stammen: "TRIG"
Robert Stock: "CRETCH"
Matt Strahm: "STRAHMY"
Christian Villanueva: "VILLA"
Trey Wingenter: "WINGENTER"
Kirby Yates: "KIRBS"
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Phillies
Jorge Alfaro: "EL OSO"
Victor Arano: "EL WEY"
Jake Arrieta: "SNAKE"
Justin Bour: "JB"
Asdrubal Cabrera: "CHIQUITÍN"
J.P. Crawford: "CRAW"
Austin Davis: "BIG FUDGE"
Enyel De Los Santos: "DE LOS SANTOS"
Seranthony Dominguez: "SIR ANTHONY"
Jerad Eickhoff: "EICK"
Zach Eflin: "EF"
Pedro Florimon: "DON RAMÓN"
Maikel Franco: "COMPA F"
Luis Garcia: "COMPA G"
Cesar Hernandez: "CESITA"
Odubel Herrera: "TORITO"
Rhys Hoskins: "BIG FELLA"
Tommy Hunter: "BIGGER FELLA"
Scott Kingery: "JETPAX"
Andrew Knapp: "KNAPP TIME"
Aaron Loup: "WOLF"
Adam Morgan: "A-MO"
Pat Neshek: "NESHEK"
Aaron Nola: "NOLS"
Roman Quinn: "ROME"
Nick Pivetta: "PIVETTA"
Wilson Ramos: "BUFFALO"
Carlos Santana: "SLAMTANA"
Vince Velasquez: "VICENTE"
Nick Williams: "NICKY DUBS"
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Pirates
Chris Archer: "FLACO FUERTE"
Josh Bell: "JB"
Francisco Cervelli: "CISCO"
Kyle Crick: "CRICKY"
Elias Diaz: "EL MARACUCHO"
Corey Dickerson: "C-DIZZLE"
Adam Frazier: "FRAZ"
David Freese: "DAVEHUMAN"
Josh Harrison: "J HAY"
Adeiny Hechavarria: "LA PANTERA UUFF"
Keone Kela: "KEY"
Chad Kuhl: "CHET"
Jordan Luplow: "LUPLOW"
Starling Marte: "TATO"
Jordy Mercer: "THE ROOK"
Colin Moran: "REDBEARD"
Joe Musgrove: "MOOSE"
Dovydas Neverauskas: "LITHUANIAN"
Ivan Nova: "SUPER NOVA"
Gregory Polanco: "EL COFFEE"
Richard Rodriguez: "PERRO FLACO"
Sean Rodriguez: "CHICH"
Casey Sadler: "SADS"
Edgar Santana: "BICEPS"
A.J. Schugel: "SCHUG"
Jameson Taillon: "JAMO"
Felipe Vazquez: "NIGHTMARE"
Trevor Williams: "PROJECT"
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Rangers
Elvis Andrus: "MERULO JR"
Tony Barnette: "BARNITEZ"
Adrian Beltre: "EL KOJA"
Matt Bush: "MATTY ICE"
Eddie Butler: "SPAGHETTI"
Willie Calhoun: "JUNE"
Robinson Chirinos: "PELO BUCHE"
Shin-Soo Choo: "추신수"
Alex Claudio: "AC"
Bartolo Colon: "MORALES"
Delino DeShields: "LIL BOP"
Doug Fister: "FIST"
Yovani Gallardo: "YO"
Joey Gallo: "PICO DE GALLO"
Cory Gearrin: "CEEGEE"
Ronald Guzman: "CEPEDA"
Ronald Herrera: "HERRERA"
Drew Hutchison: "HUTCH"
Isiah Kiner-Falefa: "IZZY"
Ariel Jurado: "BARTOLITO"
Jose Leclerc: "PICO"
Chris Martin: "C-MART"
Nomar Mazara: "BIG CHILL"
Mike Minor: "SPYKEZYLLA"
Matt Moore: "MATT MAN"
Rougned Odor: "EL TIPO"
Martin Perez: "EL DE LAS MATAS"
Jurickson Profar: "EL PATRON"
Ryan Rua: "RYNO"
Drew Robinson: "PETEY"
Carlos Tocci: "EL MUSIU"
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Rays
Willy Adames: "THE KID"
Jose Alvarado: "EL POCHO"
Jake Bauers: "JB"
Jalen Beeks: "BEEKER"
Diego Castillo: "SAMANA"
Yonny Chirinos: "YONITO"
Ji-Man Choi: "JI"
C.J. Cron: "BIG FELLA"
Jose De Leon: "PULPITO"
Matt Duffy: "DUFFMAN"
Jake Faria: "FUH-REE-UH"
Wilmer Font: "FONKY"
Tyler Glasnow: "MINI HORSE"
Carlos Gomez: "EL FINAL"
Kevin Kiermaier: "OUTLAW"
Adam Kolarek: "AK"
Vidal Nuno: "SLEEPY"
Michael Perez: "MYKII"
Tommy Pham: "PHAMTASTIC"
Daniel Robertson: "D-ROB"
Chaz Roe: "RANCH"
Sergio Romo: "EL MECHÓN"
Jaime Schultz: "SCHULTZY"
Mallex Smith: "M EFFECT"
Blake Snell: "ZILLA"
Ryne Stanek: "STANNY"
Jesus Sucre: "SOOKY"
Joey Wendle: "MENDLE"
Hunter Wood: "WOODY"
Ryan Yarbrough: "YARBITRON"
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Red Sox
Matt Barnes: "BARNACLES"
Andrew Benintendi: "BENNY"
Mookie Betts: "MOOKIE"
Xander Bogaerts: "BOGIE"
Jackie Bradley Jr.: "JBJ"
Dan Butler: "BUTLER"
Rafael Devers: "CARITA"
Nathan Eovaldi: "EVO"
Heath Hembree: "HEATER HERE"
Marco Hernandez: "MARKITO"
Brock Holt: "BROCKSTAR"
Brian Johnson: "BJ"
Joe Kelly: "JIMMY B"
Ian Kinsler: "BOOTSIE"
Craig Kimbrel: "DIRTY CRAIG"
Sandy Leon: "NOAH"
Austin Maddox: "MADD DAWG"
J.D. Martinez: "FLACO"
Mitch Moreland: "2 - BAGS"
Eduardo Nunez: "NUNIE"
Steve Pearce: "LATE LIGHTNING"
Dustin Pedroia: "PEDEY"
Drew Pomeranz: "BIG SMOOTH"
Rick Porcello: "VEINTIDÓS"
David Price: "SLIM DUNKIN"
Eduardo Rodriguez: "EL GUALO"
Chris Sale: "THE CONDUCTOR"
Carson Smith: "SMITTY"
Blake Swihart: "SWI"
Tyler Thornburg: "THORN"
Christian Vazquez: "COLO"
Hector Velazquez: "CABEZON"
Brandon Workman: "WORK"
Steven Wright: "KNUCKSIE"
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Reds
Homer Bailey: "HOMER"
Tucker Barnhart: "BARNEY"
Alex Blandino: "BLANDY"
Curt Casali: "CAS"
Luis Castillo: "LA PIEDRA"
Rookie Davis: "BILL"
Anthony DeSclafani: "DISCO"
Brandon Dixon: "B DIX"
Phillip Ervin: "MAGIC"
Amir Garrett: "AG"
Scooter Gennett: "DAL3"
Billy Hamilton: "BONE"
Matt Harvey: "HARV"
David Hernandez: "D HERN"
Dilson Herrera: "DILLY"
Jared Hughes: "ROBOT"
Raisel Iglesias: "EL CICLON"
Michael Lorenzen: "ZEN MASTER"
Keury Mella: "MANINI"
Wandy Peralta: "LA GRASA"
Jose Peraza: "EL LLANERO"
Sal Romano: "BIG SALLY"
Scott Schebler: "SHEB"
Jackson Stephens: "JACKO"
Robert Stephenson: "BOB"
Eugenio Suarez: "NICOLLE"
Preston Tucker: "TUCK"
Joey Votto: "IN FLANDERS FIELDS"
Mason Williams: "MASE"
Jesse Winker: "WINK"
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Rockies
Yency Almonte: "SHOWTIME"
Tyler Anderson: "MR. DUCK"
Nolan Arenado: "NADO"
Chad Bettis: "LETTUCE"
Charlie Blackmon: "CHUCK NAZTY"
David Dahl: "BABY DAHL"
Wade Davis: "WADER"
Ian Desmond: "DEZ"
Mike Dunn: "DUNNER"
Kyle Freeland: "TWO ONE"
Carlos Gonzalez: "CARGO"
Jon Gray: "GRAY WOLF"
Chris Iannetta: "C I"
DJ LeMahieu: "DJ"
German Marquez: "MARQUEE"
Jake McGee: "MACCHEEZ"
Ryan McMahon: "McDOOGLE"
Harrison Musgrave: "MUSKY"
Scott Oberg: "OBIE"
Seunghwan Oh: "오승환"
Adam Ottavino: "AO"
Gerardo Parra: "EL YOLO"
Chris Rusin: "RUSS"
Antonio Senzatela: "SENZE"
Bryan Shaw: "GEEK"
Trevor Story: "TREV"
Pat Valaika: "BARRELS"
Tony Wolters: "T-DUB"
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Royals
Jorge Bonifacio: "EL BONI"
Blaine Boyer: "BLAZER"
Drew Butera: "VITO"
Hunter Dozier: "DOZ"
Lucas Duda: "DUDE"
Danny Duffy: "CHILL SERGEANT"
Alcides Escobar: "MAGIC"
Heath Fillmyer: "FILLY"
Brian Flynn: "FLYNNY"
Jesse Hahn: "J HOOD"
Jason Hammel: "HAMMER"
Alex Gordon: "GORDO"
Rosell Herrera: "VARON"
Tim Hill: "HILL"
Jakob Junis: "JUNE BUG"
Nate Karns: "NATE DOGG"
Brad Keller: "B. K."
Ian Kennedy: "BUDDA"
Brandon Maurer: "MAURER POWER"
Kevin McCarthy: "MAC"
Whit Merrifield: "WHITLEY"
Adalberto Mondesi: "LA GUINEA"
Ryan O'Hearn: "BROHEARN"
Wily Peralta: "BIG WILY"
Salvador Perez: "EL NIÑO"
Brett Phillips: "MAVERICK"
Eric Skoglund: "SKOGS:
Burch Smith: "SMITTY"
Glenn Sparkman: "SPARKY"
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Tigers
Jim Adduci: "DEUCE"
Victor Alcantara: "V"
Matthew Boyd: "MATTY B"
Jeimer Candelario: "CANDY"
Miguel Cabrera: "MIGGY"
Nicholas Castellanos: "NICK"
Louis Coleman: "HAROLD"
Buck Farmer: "GEORGE"
Michael Fulmer: "THE PLUMBER"
Mike Gerber: "GERBS"
Niko Goodrum: "J.J MUMFORD"
Shane Greene: "SHANER"
Grayson Greiner: "GARY"
Blaine Hardy: "HARDY BOY"
John Hicks: "JAZZ"
Jose Iglesias: "CANDELITA"
Joe Jimenez: "JO JO"
JaCoby Jones: "JUICY J"
Artie Lewicki: :"LOU"
Francisco Liriano: "LIRI"
Victor Martinez: "PAPICHO"
James McCann: "McCANNON"
Daniel Norris: "D. NO"
Victor Reyes: "VIC"
Ronny Rodriguez: "EL FELINO"
Jacob Turner: "JET"
Drew VerHagen: "VERGY"
Alex Wilson: "WILLY"
Jordan Zimmermann: "J Z"
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Twins
Ehire Adrianza: "GUARENERO"
Matt Belisle: "BELISLE"
Jose Berrios: "LA MAKINA"
Jason Castro: "STRO"
Oliver Drake: "BUCKO"
Johnny Field: "J. FIELD"
Logan Forsythe: "LOGIE BEAR"
Mitch Garver: "GARV SAUCE"
Kyle Gibson: "GIBBY"
Robbie Grossman: "GROSSMAN"
Trevor Hildenberger: "HILDY"
Max Kepler: "ROZ̈YCKI"
Matt Magill: "GOOSE"
Joe Mauer: "MAUER"
Trevor May: "LURCH"
Adalberto Mejia: "VOLADOR"
Logan Morrison: "LOMO"
Gabriel Moya: "LITTLE GUARDADO"
Jake Odorizzi: "ODO"
Michael Pineda: "BIG MIKE"
Jorge Polanco: "CHULO"
Addison Reed: "REEDER"
Fernando Rodney: "UIYA CLARA"
Eddie Rosario: "EDISITO"
Taylor Rogers: "M. ROGERS"
Miguel Sano: "BOQUETON"
Ervin Santana: "MAGIC"
Aaron Slegers: "SLEGS"
Bobby Wilson: "BEEDUB"
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White Sox
Jose Abreu: "MAL TIEMPO"
Tim Anderson: "TA7"
Luis Avilan: "AVI"
Xavier Cedeno: "X"
Dylan Covey: "COVE"
Tyler Danish: "DANISH"
Matt Davidson: "MATTY D"
Nicky Delmonico: "PUP"
Adam Engel: "MAN OF STEAL"
Danny Farquhar: "D-FARK"
Jace Fry: "FOO"
Avisail Garcia: "AVI"
Leury Garcia: "LEO"
Lucas Giolito: "BIG FOOT"
Jeanmar Gomez: "JANKO"
Miguel Gonzalez: "EL MARIACHI"
Nate Jones: "NATE'S NATION"
Ryan LaMarre: "LaMARRE"
Reynaldo Lopez: "REY"
Juan Minaya: "JUANITO"
Yoan Moncada: "YOYO"
Omar Narvaez: "NARVY"
Daniel Palka: "DP"
Carlos Rodon: "LOS"
Yolmer Sanchez: "EL DE PIÑONAL"
Hector Santiago: "BULLDOG"
James Shields: "JUEGO G"
Kevan Smith: "WEBBY"
Thyago Vieira: "NÉGS"
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Yankees
Miguel Andujar: "PAPÁ"
Dellin Betances: "EL ACIDO"
Greg Bird: "BIRD"
Zach Britton: "ANGLADA"
Aroldis Chapman: "THE MISSILE"
A.J. Cole: "AJ"
Jacoby Ellsbury: "ELLSBURY"
Clint Frazier: "EL ROJO"
Brett Gardner: "GARDNER"
Sonny Gray: "PICKLES"
Didi Gregorius: "THE KNIGHT"
Chad Green: "GREENY"
J.A. Happ: "HAPPER"
Ben Heller: "HELLER"
Aaron Hicks: "HICKSIE"
Jonathan Holder: "HOLDY"
Aaron Judge: "JUDGE"
Lance Lynn: "MIA"
Jordan Montgomery: "MONTY"
David Robertson: "D-ROB"
Austin Romine: "RO"
CC Sabathia: "DUB"
Gary Sanchez: "KRAKEN"
Luis Severino: "SEVY"
Giancarlo Stanton: "G"
Masahiro Tanaka: "TANAKA TIME"
Gleyber Torres: "GT"
Luke Voit: "LOUIS"
Neil Walker: "WALKIE"
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