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This HR can be considered a 'signature' moment

A's slugger meets with Make-A-Wish children before game
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OAKLAND -- Khris Davis wanted an autograph for himself. And Anthony Slocumb was just beside himself to make it happen for his favorite baseball player.

The newfound friends swapped blue ink, then Davis, still sporting it on the back of his jersey in game action against the Rangers on Monday night, went out and hit a moonshot of a home run in the A's resounding 9-0 victory.

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OAKLAND -- Khris Davis wanted an autograph for himself. And Anthony Slocumb was just beside himself to make it happen for his favorite baseball player.

The newfound friends swapped blue ink, then Davis, still sporting it on the back of his jersey in game action against the Rangers on Monday night, went out and hit a moonshot of a home run in the A's resounding 9-0 victory.

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Slocumb, visiting the Coliseum with a group from the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Greater Bay Area chapter, watched on. The 10-year-old is in remission from a rare cancer called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

Video: TEX@OAK: Davis grants wish, clubs 438-ft home run

"There was a lot of emotion," Davis said. "I just wanted to put a smile on his face and thought maybe it would mean something if I had my jersey signed by him, just to know what that feels like to be in my shoes for a split second.

"I thought about him around the bases. There's not a better feeling than hitting a home run, so hopefully he got some excitement and joy from watching that."

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Slocumb was among a dozen Make-A-Wish kids hosted by the A's, who facilitated the visit with Davis prior to the game and allowed them to take the field with the players for the national anthem.

Davis, buoyed by the short but sweet encounter, carried Slocumb with him into the night. A wardrobe change was out of the question.

"I wanted to rock that," he said. "I wanted him to know that I was thinking about him."

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Jane Lee has covered the A's for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB.

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Ender's sick throw helps Baby Brave make history

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PITTSBURGH -- Bryse Wilson impressed in his Major League debut and Nick Markakis once again enhanced the value of Freddie Freeman's contributions. But without a defensive gem center fielder Ender Inciarte and catcher Kurt Suzuki combined to produce, the Braves may have suffered another disheartening loss.

A few hours after his defense drew rave reviews from Braves manager Brian Snitker, Inciarte delivered a lead-preserving throw to the plate that proved significant in Monday night's 1-0 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.

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PITTSBURGH -- Bryse Wilson impressed in his Major League debut and Nick Markakis once again enhanced the value of Freddie Freeman's contributions. But without a defensive gem center fielder Ender Inciarte and catcher Kurt Suzuki combined to produce, the Braves may have suffered another disheartening loss.

A few hours after his defense drew rave reviews from Braves manager Brian Snitker, Inciarte delivered a lead-preserving throw to the plate that proved significant in Monday night's 1-0 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.

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"It's a good feeling," Inciarte said. "I think you can compare that to hitting a home run in a key situation. It's also like robbing a home run. It's a lot of fun."

Having blown a pair of ninth-inning leads while being swept by the Rockies this past weekend, the Braves savored the opportunity to once again feel good at the end of a game. But as they moved a full game ahead of the second-place Phillies in the National League East, they weren't able to exhale until Inciarte made his throw and Dan Winkler pitched a scoreless ninth in place of closer A.J. Minter, who is dealing with lower back soreness.

• Up-to-the-minute standings

"That was the difference in the game right there," Markakis said of the play Inciarte and Suzuki combined to make after Brad Brach departed with two outs in the seventh inning and Adeiny Hechavarria on second base.

With Corey Dickerson coming to the plate, Snitker called upon left-hander Jesse Biddle, who surrendered a single to center and then benefited from the aggressive approach of Inciarte, who grabbed the ball and unleashed an accurate 95.7-mph throw that bounced into Suzuki's glove.

"Hechavarria had a great jump, and he got there quick," Inciarte said. "I wasn't expecting it to be that close, but Suzuki was able to catch the ball and tag him as quick as he could."

Video: ATL@PIT: Inciarte nails Hechavarria at home in 7th

Adhering to the restrictions catchers have faced since "The Buster Posey Rule" -- Rule 6.01(i) -- was put in place before the 2014 season to protect catchers from collisions, Suzuki caught Inciarte's throw in front of the plate and quickly snapped his left arm back in time to apply the tag just before Hechavarria touched the plate. Home-plate umpire Larry Vanover's ruling stood after the Pirates challenged the call.

Video: ATL@PIT: Ender's 95.7-mph throw cuts down run at home

"It's kind of a lost art to [catchers] ... with the advent of the sliding lanes and not blocking the plate," Snitker said. "It makes it difficult. It used to be as a catcher, you could position yourself for a good throw. Now, you're always reaching because you've got to give [baserunners] so much."

Pirates starter Chris Archer exited after four innings because of left leg discomfort that developed after he took an awkward swing while striking out in the third inning. But the Braves never added to the lead gained when Freeman doubled and scored on Markakis' two-out single in the first inning.

Video: ATL@PIT: Markakis plates Freeman to open the scoring

With Inciarte displaying one of the tools that has helped him capture consecutive Gold Glove Awards, the Braves secured a win for Wilson, a 20-year-old righty who was called up to the Majors on Monday and worked five effective innings.

Video: ATL@PIT: Wilson dazzles over 5 scoreless in MLB debut

Wilson, who escaped a fifth-inning threat by getting Dickerson to ground into a double play, held Pittsburgh to three walks and three hits while striking out five. At 20 years, 243 days old, Wilson became the youngest starting pitcher on record to win a 1-0 game in his MLB debut.

Video: ATL@PIT: Wilson escapes a jam after inducing DP

"We've got a lot of young people here," Inciarte said. "It's fun. They're kids still. They're coming here young, and they're performing and helping us win big games."

Video: ATL@PIT: Wilson on his 1st win in the Majors

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
When Minter allowed three runs with two outs in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to the Rockies, there was no mention of the back discomfort he has felt over the past week. But Snitker couldn't keep this secret when he gave the ninth inning to Winkler, who pitched around Francisco Cervelli's leadoff single on the way to notching his second career save.

The Braves are hopeful Minter will be available within the next couple of days.

"We'll know more tomorrow when he comes [to the stadium]," Snitker said. "He could be available tomorrow. But he wasn't today. We'll re-evaluate him tomorrow."

• Acuna Jr. listens in on umpires' replay review

SOUND SMART
The Pirates have gone 2-3 while allowing one run in each of their past five games. Monday marked the Braves' third 1-0 win of the season, their highest total since they notched four such victories in 2014.

YOU GOTTA SEE THIS
Wilson appeared to have earned his first career hit with a fourth-inning line drive that was 97.5 mph off the bat. But despite recording a sprint speed of 27.6 feet per second (the MLB average is 27.0 ft./sec.) Wilson was unable to avoid the forceout right fielder Gregory Polanco recorded with a 97.1-mph throw.

Video: Must C Caught: Polanco robs Wilson of his 1st MLB hit

UP NEXT
Righty Kevin Gausman (7-9, 4.22 ERA) will take the mound when the Braves and Pirates resume their series on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. ET. Gausman will be pitching with an extra day of rest and looking to win three consecutive starts for the first time this season. Pittsburgh will counter with Ivan Nova (7-7, 4.26 ERA), who has a 1.69 ERA in three career starts against Atlanta.

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

Atlanta Braves

Daniel Murphy reportedly claimed off waivers

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Feeling better and swinging the bat the way fans are accustomed to seeing him swing, Daniel Murphy could be on the verge of swapping uniforms for the stretch run.

• Trade Talk: Get the latest on the August market

Feeling better and swinging the bat the way fans are accustomed to seeing him swing, Daniel Murphy could be on the verge of swapping uniforms for the stretch run.

• Trade Talk: Get the latest on the August market

MLB Network insider Joel Sherman reported Monday in a story for the New York Post that a team has claimed the Nationals second baseman off revocable waivers. Sherman added that the club in question is not the Yankees, who were near the end of the waiver wire's pecking order by way of their strong record this season. The Nationals have not confirmed Sherman's report, just as they did not confirm MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal's original report from Friday that Murphy and teammate Bryce Harper were put on waivers.

Glossary: Trade Waivers & Aug. 31 'Deadline'

If a team did in fact claim Murphy, the Nationals would have 48 hours to either work out a standard trade with the claiming club or allow Murphy to simply leave for nothing in return. They could also pull him back off waivers. Murphy would not come cheap as he is owed roughly $4 million before he hits free agency this winter, per Rosenthal.

But the impact of his bat could ultimately convince a contender. After a slow start to his return from microfracture knee surgery, Murphy has hit .364 over his last 35 games to bring his average up to an even .300 for the season. The 33-year-old Murphy is a .329 hitter overall since joining the Nationals before the 2016 season.

Murphy's defensive limitations means he would likely fit best as a designated hitter for an American League squad, though he has shown an ability to play first base that could convince an NL club to move him around the diamond as needed.

The Nationals may welcome the salary relief that would come via Murphy's departure as the team hits a crossroads in its season. Washington is 7 1/2 games back of the Braves in the NL East standings and 6 1/2 games out of the league's second Wild Card spot -- all with a big financial decision regarding Harper's free agency looming this winter.

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.

Washington Nationals, Daniel Murphy

Cano's homer helps Seattle gain in AL West

First baseman's 3-run jack in 8th moves Mariners 3 1/2 back
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SEATTLE -- Robinson Cano has been waiting for this. Sitting and watching his Mariners teammates fight for playoff positioning for 80 games while he was suspended, the eight-time All-Star just wanted to help.

That moment finally came on Monday night when Cano launched the go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning to lift the Mariners to a 7-4 victory over the Astros at Safeco Field, dropping Houston into a tie for the American League West lead with Oakland and moving Seattle just 3 1/2 games back.

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SEATTLE -- Robinson Cano has been waiting for this. Sitting and watching his Mariners teammates fight for playoff positioning for 80 games while he was suspended, the eight-time All-Star just wanted to help.

That moment finally came on Monday night when Cano launched the go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning to lift the Mariners to a 7-4 victory over the Astros at Safeco Field, dropping Houston into a tie for the American League West lead with Oakland and moving Seattle just 3 1/2 games back.

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"I love this game so much and I love to play," Cano said. "To not be able to play, it was hard. But I'm glad I'm back. The last thing I can do is look back and worry about myself. It's just about this team. That's all that matters to me right now."

Cano went 3-for-5 with two doubles as well as his opposite-field blast off reliever Collin McHugh, a shot projected to travel 405 feet, according to Statcast™. Cano has gone 9-for-26 (.346) in six games since returning from his suspension and he played his second game at first base on Monday without a flaw in the field.

Video: HOU@SEA: Cano on his big home run, avoids a shower

"Welcome back, Robbie Cano," manager Scott Servais said. "He's a very talented player. He was due for one of these nights."

Cano's two doubles brought his career total to 524, passing Willie Mays and moving into a tie with Ken Griffey Jr. for 46th on the all-time list. But it was his home run that sent the home crowd into a frenzy.

"Even playing in your backyard, that's what you dream about as a kid," Cano said. "That's a good feeling, especially doing it at home. You miss all those games and you want to come back, and you're not going to make up for all those games you missed, but you want to take advantage and help this team."

Astros manager AJ Hinch acknowledged Cano is a difference-maker for the Mariners.

"He's a great player," Hinch said. "He's a big addition. It's like making a huge trade at the Deadline for a middle-of-the-order bat. It's hard to navigate through him. He's been historically tough on us, this season has been tough on us, and tonight has been tough on us."

If the defending World Series champion Astros are going to win the West again, they're going to need to figure out how to beat the Mariners, who have won five straight over Houston with five matchups still remaining in the final 36 games of the regular season.

Video: HOU@SEA: Diaz ties club single-season saves record

Edwin Diaz slammed the door in the ninth for his MLB-leading 48th save, which ties the franchise record first set by Fernando Rodney in 2014. The 24-year-old has saved six of Seattle's seven wins over the Astros this season.

Felix Hernandez (8-11, 5.64 ERA) gave up four runs on five hits in his first start back in the rotation in place of the injured James Paxton, but he got the Mariners through a much-needed six innings on 100 pitches to help out a short-handed bullpen.

Video: HOU@SEA: Cano, Servais discuss on the 7-4 win

Hernandez wound up with a no-decision when Seattle rallied to tie the game at 4 in the sixth. The former AL Cy Young Award winner is 0-5 with a 7.13 ERA over his last seven outings, but he recovered from a solo homer in the first by Marwin Gonzalez and a three-run third to keep his club in the ballgame.

Hernandez retired 12 of the final 13 batters he faced and Servais felt he turned a big corner with a mid-game adjustment that created more life on the end of his pitches and much better location with his fastball.

"I don't know if it was an adjustment or anger or pride," Hernandez said. "Skip told me the last three innings the ball was coming out much better. I'll try to be angry from the first inning next time and just throw the ball."

Video: HOU@SEA: Haniger's single plates the game-tying run

Ben Gamel went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in his first game back from Triple-A Tacoma, while Mitch Haniger was also 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

SERVAIS GETS TOSSED
Servais was ejected by home-plate umpire Mike Muchlinski after hustling out to protect Dee Gordon, who began jawing about a called second strike in his eighth-inning at-bat. It was Servais' third ejection of the year. Gordon wound up reaching on an infield single off McHugh and Haniger followed with a walk to set up Cano's go-ahead blast.

Video: HOU@SEA: Servais tossed for arguing balls and strikes

"It was way more important to save Dee, no question," Servais said. "Obviously, Dee didn't like the call. I thought the ball was in, or up more than anything, and just got out there in the middle of it and it kind of went from there. It was a big point in the game, the fact that Dee gets on base, starts the rally going."

"It shows us he's got our back," Gordon said. "It was probably a little melodramatic on my part, but he definitely had my back at that point. I have to keep my composure a little better than that, especially being in a playoff race. But we won, so it's all good."

SOUND SMART
Hernandez racked up six strikeouts, which moved him to 2,449 for his career, passing Andy Pettitte into 40th place on the all-time list. After his sixth strikeout, setting down Carlos Correa to end the fifth, first baseman Cano tossed the ball up into the stands. Hernandez wanted the ball, however, so Gordon quickly passed the hat -- literally -- as he sent his cap and some wristbands up into the stands to the 10-year-old fan with the ball, who happily ran the souvenir down to Hernandez. More >

"It's something personal," Hernandez said of moving up the all-time chart. "Keep making history. It's something my son can look at when he grows up and say, 'My dad did this.' I'm pretty happy about it. And I'm not done yet."

YOU GOTTA SEE THIS
A pitch in the dirt? No problem for Gordon, who swung at an 84-mph curve from Gerrit Cole that bounced well ahead of the plate in the fourth inning. But Gordon still got his bat on it and pushed a soft grounder toward Astros third baseman Alex Bregman. Gordon was thrown out at first, but he did manage to advance Mike Zunino from second to third. More >

Video: Must C Curious: Dee hits a pitch that bounces

HE SAID IT
"I just want to go out there and compete. That's all. And prove to people I still can pitch." -- Hernandez

UP NEXT
Mariners right-hander Mike Leake (8-7, 3.90 ERA) will get the start at 7:10 p.m. PT on Tuesday against the Astros at Safeco Field. Leake is 0-3 with a 3.50 ERA in his past nine starts, but he has pitched well in that span, and he is coming off eight scoreless innings in the team's 12-inning win against the A's. Leake is 0-2 with a 5.00 ERA in three starts this year vs. Houston, which will start Brad Peacock (2-4, 3.19 ERA).

Greg Johns has covered the Mariners since 1997, and for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB.

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Trade Talk: McCutchen, Murphy, Harper, Yankees

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The July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline has come and gone, but the transaction wire could stay hot ahead of Aug. 31. That date is important because clubs acquiring new players via trade must have those players on their 40-man roster by then in order for that player (or players) to be eligible for its postseason roster. Teams can acquire players after Sept. 1, but those players would not be eligible to play with that team in the playoffs. 

Throughout August, it's not uncommon for high-profile players to be placed on waivers. In fact, most clubs will place a sizable portion of their Major League roster on waivers to gauge interest for their talent ahead of the offseason. 

The July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline has come and gone, but the transaction wire could stay hot ahead of Aug. 31. That date is important because clubs acquiring new players via trade must have those players on their 40-man roster by then in order for that player (or players) to be eligible for its postseason roster. Teams can acquire players after Sept. 1, but those players would not be eligible to play with that team in the playoffs. 

Throughout August, it's not uncommon for high-profile players to be placed on waivers. In fact, most clubs will place a sizable portion of their Major League roster on waivers to gauge interest for their talent ahead of the offseason. 

When a waiver claim is placed, the player's original club has three options:
• Work out a standard trade with the claiming club within 48 hours
• Allow the player -- and all money remaining on his contract -- to go to the claiming club with no return
• Pull the player back off waivers

A player who is pulled back off waivers can be placed on trade waivers a second time, but at that point the waiver request becomes irrevocable. If a player passes through waivers unclaimed, he can then be traded to any club, free of restriction (though all 40-man-roster players in the trade must clear waivers before being dealt).

Glossary: Trade Waivers & Aug. 31 'Deadline'

With that in mind, here is the latest trade buzz: 

McCutchen on the move by the end of the week?
Aug. 20: The Giants have placed right fielder Andrew McCutchen on revocable waivers, according to The Athletic's Andrew Baggarly. San Francisco had been hanging around in the NL West and NL Wild Card races into the second half of the season, but following a sweep at the hands of the Reds in Cincinnati over the weekend, the deficit within the division ballooned to eight games entering play Monday, and 7 1/2 games in the Wild Card standings. According to Baggarly, there is a "very good chance [McCutchen] is wearing another uniform by the end of the week."

McCutchen, 31, entered Monday hitting .257/.354/.417 with 14 home runs and 10 steals for the Giants this season. The five-time All-Star and 2013 NL Most Valuable Player is in his 10th Major League season, and since enduring a steep dropoff in performance in 2016 with the Pirates (104 OPS+), has posted a 117 OPS+ for Pittsburgh and San Francisco since.

Tweet from @extrabaggs: Not surprising given the way #sfgiants played in Cincinnati, but I���m hearing Andrew McCutchen has been placed on revocable waivers. Very good chance he is wearing another uniform by the end of the week.

Murphy claimed on revocable waiver wire, Harper also placed on revocable waivers 
Aug. 20: It's worth reiterating: Most players are placed on waivers at this time of year. But the New York Post's Joel Sherman reports second baseman Daniel Murphy has been claimed by an unknown team after the Nationals placed him on revocable trade waivers Friday. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported earlier that Washington had placed two of its biggest stars -- Bryce Harper and Murphy -- on revocable waivers, which could be noteworthy given the team's current position. 

Tweet from @Ken_Rosenthal: #Nationals put a number of players on revocable trade waivers yesterday, including Harper and Murphy, sources tell The Athletic. Team���s intentions not clear; virtually every player goes on waivers as matter of procedure this time of year. Nats 7 games out in NL East, 5 1/2 in WC.

Harper and Murphy are both potential free agents this winter, and many saw the 2018 season as one of the last remaining years in the Nationals' current window for title contention. General manager Mike Rizzo publicly declared at the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline that Harper "is not going anywhere" and that he believed in his team, and so it remains unlikely that the superstar will be moved by Aug. 31. Murphy, who has been red-hot in recent weeks as he regains full strength in his knees, could be a more likely trade candidate -- particuarly for an AL contender who could utilize his bat in a designated hitter role. Rosenthal reports that Harper is owed approximately $5 million for the remainder of the season, while Murphy is owed roughly $4 million. 

On Friday, MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reported in an article for Fancred Sports that at least one rival general manager believes Harper will end up with the NL East rival Phillies, though that move may need to wait for the offseason when Harper tests the free-agency waters. 

Will Yankees chase bat on trade market?
Aug. 17: MLB Network insider Jon Heyman noted Thursday in an article for Fancred Sports that the Yankees sit just a few million dollars below the luxury-tax threshold and are reserving that money "in case there are any more rotation solutions that crop up."

However, the Yankees' offense might be a more pressing issue, even with ace right-hander Luis Severino struggling and lefty CC Sabathia going on the disabled list with a right knee injury earlier this week.

The Yankees scored just two runs while losing their past two games to the Rays, who used four pitchers Wednesday and six Thursday. Since Aaron Judge was placed on the DL with a fractured right wrist on July 27, New York has a .736 OPS, which ranks 14th in the Majors during that time.

Judge said he is feeling better since he had a cortisone shot in his wrist earlier this week, but there's a chance he won't be back until September. And while Gary Sanchez (right groin strain) is closer to a return, he is hitting just .188/.283/.416 this season.

The Orioles' Adam Jones and the Blue Jays' Curtis Granderson, who have both cleared waivers, have been mentioned as potential trade targets for the Yankees, but Jones has the power to veto any deal due to his 10-and-5 rights, and Granderson might not be a significant upgrade.

Another name the Yanks could consider? Impending free agent Daniel Murphy, should the Nats decide to sell. As ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted Thursday, Murphy would be a great fit for an American League club, as he could be used at the designated-hitter spot. New York could also play him at first base in place of Greg Bird, who is carrying a .698 OPS this season.

Tweet from @Buster_ESPN: WAS now 9 games out of 1st in NL East, 7 games out in WC. If the Nats start selling off pieces, you'd have to believe there could be real interest in Daniel Murphy, who is blistering hot -- hitting .392 in his last 30 games, with a .578 SLG. Great fit for AL teams w/DH; NYY/1B.

After missing all of April and May while recovering from right knee surgery and posting a .491 OPS with one homer in his first 21 games, Murphy has produced a 1.007 OPS with five home runs in his past 32 contests.

Donaldson getting closer to return?
Aug. 16: With just over two weeks to go before the end of August, Josh Donaldson is still rehabbing from a left calf injury that has kept him out since late May. But the Blue Jays third baseman could be nearing his return.

Donaldson posted a video of himself running the bases with the caption "Getting closer!!" on his Instagram account Wednesday.

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If he can return from the disabled list and prove to be even a fraction of the player he was from 2015-17, the 32-year-old could be an attractive trade candidate before Aug. 31.

MLB Network insider Jon Heyman broke down the market for Donaldson in an article for Fancred Sports earlier this month and listed the Indians, Cardinals, Braves, Cubs and Red Sox as potential landing spots for the impending free agent.

Heyman pegged the Indians -- who will have the first chance among those teams to claim Donaldson off waivers -- as the most likely of the five to acquire the third baseman.

While the Tribe has American League MVP candidate Jose Ramirez at the hot corner, it can shift him to second base and move Jason Kipnis to the outfield to help out a group that has been decimated by injuries and lost recent acquisition Leonys Martin to the disabled list with a bacterial infection last week.

Video: IT on Josh Donaldson's ability to help a playoff team

Jones reportedly clears revocable waivers, now eligible to be traded anywhere
Aug. 16: Adam Jones has passed through revocable waivers unclaimed, sources told MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, making the Orioles outfielder eligible to be traded to any of the other 29 teams.

Of course, a deal remains unlikely, as Jones used his 10-and-5 rights to veto a trade to the Phillies prior to the July 31 non-waiver Deadline, with family, friends and his community programs in Baltimore among the major reasons why, per Heyman.

Philadelphia's plan to have Jones platoon with lefty-swinging Nick Williams in right field may also have been a factor in Jones' refusal to approve a deal there, though the veteran hasn't indicated whether that is the case.

According to Heyman, the O's recently approached the Yankees to gauge their interest in Jones with Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Clint Frazier on the disabled list, but New York is close to the luxury-tax threshold and would like to save that money in case any additional rotation solutions arise.

The Indians are another potential landing spot for Jones, as they are missing Leonys Martin, Lonnie Chisenhall and Tyler Naquin, and have received lackluster production from Melky Cabrera (.695 OPS), Brandon Guyer (.663 OPS), Rajai Davis (.601 OPS) and Greg Allen (.580 OPS).

Video: BAL@NYY: Jones on invoking no-trade clause with O's

Please enjoy these photos of A-Rod taking photos of J-Lo as she gets photographed at the VMAs

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards (yes, that's still a thing!) took place Monday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, which of course means the stars were out for the occasion.

Huge baseball/entertainment couple Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez (who was to be honored with the Video Vanguard Award at the show) rallied their crew together for a night out. 

Injury updates: Ohtani, Springer, Judge, Sale

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

Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout, Angels
Ohtani took another step toward returning to a Major League mound Monday, throwing 29 pitches during a simulated game in Arizona. The Angels confirmed to reporters that "all went well" during Ohtani's session.

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

Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout, Angels
Ohtani took another step toward returning to a Major League mound Monday, throwing 29 pitches during a simulated game in Arizona. The Angels confirmed to reporters that "all went well" during Ohtani's session.

Ohtani has not pitched for the Angels since June 6 because of a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, but his progress so far has stoked optimism within the organization that he'll be able to return to the mound before the end of the season. Prior to the injury, Ohtani logged a 3.10 ERA with 61 strikeouts over 49 1/3 innings. More >

The Angels aren't expecting Trout to rejoin the club until they return to Southern California for their next homestand. Trout has been in New Jersey mourning the loss of his brother-in-law, Aaron Cox, a former Minor League pitcher for the Angels who passed away on Wednesday. More > 

George Springer, Astros
Springer was scratched from Monday's starting lineup vs. the Mariners in Seattle due to left quad soreness, but was available to come off the bench. The outfielder is also dealing with a sore left thumb after coming off a DL stint due to a left thumb sprain.

"That, for me, is non-negotiable," manager AJ Hinch said. "We're going to take him out of the lineup and I can utilize him in a one at-bat scenario more so than risk having any more irritation. Something bothered him his last at-bat [on Sunday in Oakland]. He's not really sure what happened. We don't think it's significant, but enough for us to have an excuse to get him out of the lineup. It helps his thumb, it helps his leg. I'll use him in a critical at-bat if the situation warrants it." More >

Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Austin Romine and Didi Gregorius, Yankees
Judge was hoping to start taking dry swings this past weekend, but he revealed after Sunday's game that he's yet to progress to hitting drills due to lingering pain in his fractured right wrist.

"It's still fractured," Judge said of his wrist. "It usually takes four to six weeks for that kind of thing to heal, so we're waiting for that six weeks."

On a positive note, the Yankees may be close to getting Sanchez back in their lineup, as the backstop could be sent on a Minor League rehab assignment as soon as Wednesday, manager Aaron Boone said. Sanchez has ramped up his baseball activity without issue in recent days.

Meanwhile, New York received good news regarding another one of its catchers Monday, as Romine passed additional tests after clearing concussion protocol Saturday, when he was struck in the mask by a foul ball.

As for Gregorius, the Yankees are waiting to see if the shortstop will need to join Judge and Sanchez on the DL after suffering a bruised left heel Sunday. More >

Video: TOR@NYY: Gregorius gets RBI, leaves with heel injury

Chris Sale and Christian Vazquez, Red Sox
The Red Sox haven't yet initiated a throwing program for Sale, who is on the DL with mild inflammation in his left shoulder for the second time this season.

"He's working out, getting treatment. He hasn't thrown yet, but he's in good spirits," said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. "I talked to him a little bit before our meeting today and he's feeling good."

Vazquez, meanwhile, has ramped up his rehab program, catching bullpen sessions and hitting soft toss, according to Cora. The backstop fractured his right pinkie finger on a headfirst slide July 8. More >

Edwin Encarnacion, Leonys Martin and Trevor Bauer, Indians
Encarnacion (right hand) progressed to taking regular batting practice Monday and could be activated later this week, though it likely won't be Tuesday, when he is first eligible to come off the DL.

"My guess is it'll be mid-week," manager Terry Francona said. "I'd probably stay just with that right now. I think that's pretty obvious that it'll be coming up here pretty soon."

Francona also reiterated Monday that there is no timetable for the return of Martin, who was released from the hospital Sunday after battling a life-threatening bacterial infection.

And though Bauer (fractured right fibula) resumed throwing from a standing position Sunday, Francona said the right-hander will have his workouts closely monitored to make sure he's not doing too much too soon. More >

Video: Heyman talks Encarnacion, Bauer, Mets' GM, Realmuto

Chris Archer, Pirates
Archer exited his start vs. the Braves at PNC Park on Monday after four innings due to left leg discomfort. The right-hander was removed from the contest as a precaution, and the discomfort may have stemmed from an awkward swing at the plate in the third. Archer gave up a run on five hits, walking one and striking out three over 76 pitches. Since being traded to Pittsburgh from the Rays, he's posted a 4.91 ERA over four starts. More >

JT Chargois, Dodgers
Chargois exited his relief appearance Monday night against the Cardinals after pitching to one batter due to neck discomfort. Following Los Angeles' 5-3 loss, manager Dave Roberts indicated Chargois may need to be placed on the DL. The right-hander has a 3.45 ERA in 38 appearances this season. More > 

Tweet from @kengurnick: Chargois will have an MRI. Had tingling down his arm, probably headed to DL, Roberts said.

Aaron Sanchez, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Brandon Drury, Blue Jays
Sanchez, who was scheduled to make a rehab start with Double-A New Hampshire on Monday night, could be a candidate to start for the Blue Jays on Saturday vs. the Phillies. The right-hander has been out since late June with a right index finger contusion.

Toronto could also get Gurriel (left knee sprain, left ankle sprain) back during their series against Philadelphia, manager John Gibbons said. The infielder's rehab assignment was transferred to Triple-A on Monday.

Drury (fractured left hand), meanwhile, is scheduled to be re-examined next week to determine the next step in his rehab process. The infielder is now wearing a removable splint after shedding his hard cast. More >

Mark Trumbo, Orioles
Trumbo, who is dealing with right knee inflammation, was placed on the 10-day DL on Monday. The slugger said the knee issue first cropped up in May.

"Most days are pretty rough, though. I'm not able to really run too well," he said after the Orioles' 8-0 loss to the Indians on Sunday. "I guess I worry about not being able to help the team, especially costing someone a hit, or just being kind of a nothing out there on the bases right now." More >

Yu Darvish, Cubs
Darvish, who has been sidelined since May 20 with right triceps tendinitis, exited his rehab start for Class A South Bend on Sunday after just one inning. He allowed one hit, struck out one and walked one in 19 pitches before reportedly leaving with the trainer before the start of the second inning. More > 

Video: CHC@PIT: Darvish exits rehab start after 1 inning

Stephen Strasburg, Kelvin Herrera and Sean Doolittle, Nationals
Strasburg will return from the disabled list Wednesday against the Phillies. It will be his first start in the Majors since July 20, after he landed on the DL with a pinched nerve in his neck.

Strasburg threw a simulated game on Wednesday in St. Louis, extending himself to about 70 pitches in a little more than four innings. After passing that test and throwing a bullpen on Saturday, the Nats determined he will not need a Minor League rehab assignment in order to build stamina.

Manager Dave Martinez did not commit to any pitch count restrictions for Strasburg on Wednesday, even though he has only made one start -- on July 20 against the Braves -- since he first landed on the DL on June 10. A shoulder injury and the neck injury have limited Strasburg to just 14 starts this season, in which he has posted a 3.90 ERA.

Martinez said he was hopeful Herrera would be healthy enough to be activated from the DL on Tuesday. Doolittle felt "OK, not great" after testing his foot during a bullpen session last week. He had been altering his mechanics to be able to throw, but the Nats will want the stress reaction in his left foot to be completely healed before he returns to the mound. More > 

Cards spoil Jansen's return, win on 2-HR 9th

Carpenter extends NL lead with 34th blast as 'pen keeps LA at bay
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One day after long hits by Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter died on the warning track in a one-run loss, the pair crushed cutters far enough to clear the fencing at Dodger Stadium on Monday night. Those ninth-inning blasts, coupled with the bullpen work that bookended them, assured the Cardinals a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers at the end of a four-hour, 10-minute affair.

"A four-hour, nine-inning game?" Carpenter said afterward. "Felt like an eternity. Testament to these guys never quitting, found a way to win the game."

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One day after long hits by Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter died on the warning track in a one-run loss, the pair crushed cutters far enough to clear the fencing at Dodger Stadium on Monday night. Those ninth-inning blasts, coupled with the bullpen work that bookended them, assured the Cardinals a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers at the end of a four-hour, 10-minute affair.

"A four-hour, nine-inning game?" Carpenter said afterward. "Felt like an eternity. Testament to these guys never quitting, found a way to win the game."

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The victory kicks off a six-game road trip in which the Cards will play fellow National League Wild Card contenders Los Angeles and Colorado. They put two games of distance between themselves and the Dodgers with Monday's win while also pulling even with the Phillies and Rockies for the second Wild Card spot.

Milwaukee sits a half-game ahead of the trio in that race. The Cubs' lead over the Cardinals is down to 3 1/2 games, representing the slimmest it's been since June 12. The team is 15-4 this month.

It was an evening of attrition for the Cardinals, who outlasted the Dodgers despite walking 10 and allowing at least one baserunner in every inning of their longest nine-inning game since 2000. All that traffic forced interim manager Mike Shildt to walk a perilous line with how far he pushed his late-inning relievers.

"We [had] a really fresh 'pen going into the game," Shildt said, noting that Dakota Hudson, Jordan Hicks and Bud Norris all hadn't pitched since Friday. "So we know we can go. Guys had the appropriate bullets."

Trying to get two innings out of reliever Hudson, Shildt turned to him first after Austin Gomber's five-inning start. Hudson lasted 37 pitches, leaving with two on and two out in the seventh. Hicks followed with a career-high 33 pitches.

Video: STL@LAD: Hudson locks up Taylor for the strikeout

Hicks allowed his first inherited run since July 4 - that run evened the game at 3 -- but also notched a couple of key strikeouts with the potential tying run in scoring position. When Shildt felt he had pushed Hicks far enough, he went to reemerging lefty specialist Brett Cecil.

That move worked, too. Cecil won the matchup against Cody Bellinger with a flyout, making left-handed batters 0-for-5 now against him since returning from the disabled list.

"I said it earlier, I think there's three things that make a reliever tick and that's the confidence he has in himself, the situation he pitches in and the manager's confidence in him," said Cecil, who had a 5.70 ERA when he came off the DL last week. "When I first said it, I didn't really have any of those. And now I feel like I have all three."

Video: STL@LAD: Cecil gets Cardinals out of trouble in 8th

Norris needed 29 pitches to notch his 25th save, bringing into question how available the team's most trusted three relievers - Hudson, Hicks and Norris - will be for the second game of the series. In the moment, that wasn't a primary concern.

"Some really good young pitching stepping up in some really high-leverage situations," Carpenter said. "That kind of stuff is the reason we won."

With the bend-but-not-break effectiveness from the 'pen, the Cardinals bought time for their offense to strike. After five consecutive batters reached in the fifth to put the Cards ahead, 3-0, the next 12 were set down in order.

Video: STL@LAD: Jose Martinez drives RBI single to right

Gyorko interrupted that run by sending the third pitch from Kenley Jansen over the wall for his 11th home run. Two pitches later, Carpenter went deep, giving the Cardinals their 19th three-homer game this season. Jansen, who was returning from an absence due to an irregular heartbeat, had never allowed multiple home runs in an appearance at home.

"The first two hitters, I wasn't in my comfort zone," Jansen said. "I think I tried to maybe be amped up to be back and try hard and everything flattened out."

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
The Cardinals notched a series of critical strikeouts en route to stranding 16 Dodger baserunners on Monday. Hicks got Yasmani Grandal to go down swinging with the bases loaded in the seventh inning of a tie game. In the eighth, Hicks fanned Justin Turner with a runner on third and one out. Then, after issuing a leadoff walk, Norris closed an 11-pitch battle against Max Muncy with the first of three consecutive strikeouts to end the game.

Video: STL@LAD: Norris fans Grandal, side for 25th save

SOUND SMART
Jansen has given up five runs in 17 career appearances against the Cardinals and all five have come via solo homers. In addition to the two the Cards hit on Monday, Albert Pujols (2011), Lance Berkman ('12) and Gyorko ('16) had all taken him deep previously.

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Superb up-the-middle defense from second baseman Kolten Wong and shortstop Paul DeJong was key in helping Gomber limit the damage. In the opening frame, Wong dove to catch a looping liner from Matt Kemp and turned it into an inning-ending double play. That helped Gomber get out of the first unscathed after loading the bases with no outs.

"Man, that's a big play," Gomber said. "That's a game-setting play, a series-changing play, you know what I mean? I know there's not a player in this clubhouse who doesn't think Kolten Wong is the best second baseman in baseball."

Video: STL@LAD: Wong makes diving catch, doubles off Machado

DeJong then closed the fifth by making a diving stop on a ground ball and then throwing Enrique Hernandez out from his knees. That play stranded the potential tying run in scoring position and ended a 53-minute fifth inning.

Video: STL@LAD: DeJong saves run with a superb diving stop

HE SAID IT
"Obviously, we're not oblivious to standings, but we pay attention to that day and that competition of that day and try to win that game. I know we're in a good spot and plan to move forward." -- Shildt, on the Cardinals' move up in the standings

Video: STL@LAD: Gyorko, Carpenter and Shildt discuss win

UP NEXT
Anaheim native Daniel Poncedeleon will make his second career start on Tuesday when the Cardinals continue their series at Dodger Stadium with a 9:10 p.m. CT game. Poncedeleon, who twirled seven no-hit innings in his Major League debut, slides back into the rotation after making five relief appearances. He'll be opposed by Dodgers right-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu.

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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Laureano's first 2 HRs help A's back into 1st

Fiers holds Rangers to 1 hit over 7 IP; Davis, Piscotty also homer
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OAKLAND -- While the Astros and Mariners went to battle in Seattle on Monday night, the A's kept doing A's things in Oakland. Now they're back in first place.

Responsible for their own destiny, the upward A's took care of business against the Rangers, thoroughly outdoing them in a 9-0 victory behind a commanding Mike Fiers to open a three-game series at the Coliseum.

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OAKLAND -- While the Astros and Mariners went to battle in Seattle on Monday night, the A's kept doing A's things in Oakland. Now they're back in first place.

Responsible for their own destiny, the upward A's took care of business against the Rangers, thoroughly outdoing them in a 9-0 victory behind a commanding Mike Fiers to open a three-game series at the Coliseum.

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With the Astros losing at Safeco Field, the A's jumped back into a first-place tie with Houston for the American League West lead. Oakland also holds a 3 1/2-game lead over the Mariners in the AL Wild Card race.

Ramon Laureano starred in the show, the rookie outfielder amassing five RBIs with the first and second home runs of his Major League career -- sandwiching Khris Davis' 37th homer of the season, a tape-measure solo offering that gave him 99 RBIs, second most in the Majors.

Video: TEX@OAK: Davis grants wish, clubs 438-ft home run

"This is a night we made the park look small, and it started with Ramon," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "We got some power, and I was joking the dugout about these warm summer nights in Oakland. They weren't buying it."

Old friend Bartolo Colon yielded seven runs, while Fiers held the Rangers to one hit over seven solid innings, retiring 18 in a row to cap his night. The right-hander labored through his first two innings, needed 46 pitches in that span, before navigating his final five innings with only 54.

Fiers, who got an assist from catcher Jonathan Lucroy to orchestrate the turnaround, has a 1.47 ERA in three starts since joining the A's.

"I needed some innings tonight," Melvin said. "How he turned it around, throwing as many pitches as he did early on. It didn't look like he had command of really anything, then he and Luc were discussing things on the bench and I think Luc pointed out he was a little offline, and all of a sudden it was a quick fix. It's what batterymates will do for each other. After that, he was fantastic."

Video: TEX@OAK: Fiers allows 1 hit over 7 scoreless innings

"I got back to what I do and got back into a rhythm," Fiers said. "When the fastballs are kind of being sprayed around and stuff just isn't breaking the way it's supposed to be, you gotta make an adjustment and you gotta do it quick. They were starting to put some pressure on me early in the game, and I just had to get back to what I've been doing and throw more strikes."

Laureano's two-run homer highlighted a three-run second inning, and his three-run blast in the sixth ended the night for Colon -- who made his big league debut in 1997 when fellow Dominican Laureano was just 2 years old.

Stephen Piscotty also homered for the A's, who have claimed victory in 41 of their last 55 games to turn the AL playoff picture on its head. They trailed Houston by as many as 12 games in the middle of June.

Video: TEX@OAK: Piscotty belts a solo jack to pad the lead

"This is fun," Laureano said. "Everybody is doing their jobs, so I have zero pressure. I'm just trying to play my game, help the team win, take good at-bats, and that's what I focus on."

SOUND SMART
Laureano is one of 10 players in franchise history to hit their first two big league homers in the same game, joining Matt Chapman, Matt Olson, Bill Bathe, Mike Heath, Mitchell Page, Larry Stahl, Bert Campaneris, Manny Jimenez and George Kell.

Video: TEX@OAK: Laureano hits 3-run jacks for 2nd HR of game

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Davis was sporting an autographed uniform during the game, after letting Make-A-Wish kid Anthony Slocumb sign the back of his jersey in a pregame meeting.

"I thought about him around the bases," Davis said. "There's not a better feeling than hitting a home run, so hopefully he got some excitement and joy from watching that." More >>

Video: TEX@OAK: Davis gets jersey signed by kid, hits HR

HE SAID IT
"You hope he gets off to a good start, because there can be some pressure coming into a situation like this. You want to impress your teammates right away, and he has." -- Melvin, on Fiers

UP NEXT
The A's will send left-hander Brett Anderson (2-3, 3.90 ERA) to the mound for Tuesday's 7:05 p.m. PT matchup with the Rangers at the Coliseum. Texas will counter with rookie right-hander Ariel Jurado (2-2, 6.41). Anderson faced the Rangers in Texas on July 23, tossing six innings of two-run ball.

Jane Lee has covered the A's for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB.

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This pitch bounced, but Dee Gordon hit it anyway

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SEATTLE -- A pitch in the dirt? No problem for Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon.

In the fourth inning of Monday night's 7-4 win over the Astros at Safeco Field, Gordon swung at an 84-mph curve from Gerrit Cole that bounced well ahead of the plate.

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SEATTLE -- A pitch in the dirt? No problem for Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon.

In the fourth inning of Monday night's 7-4 win over the Astros at Safeco Field, Gordon swung at an 84-mph curve from Gerrit Cole that bounced well ahead of the plate.

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But Gordon still got his bat on it and pushed a soft grounder toward Astros third baseman Alex Bregman. Gordon was thrown out at first, but he did manage to advance Mike Zunino from second to third. Zunino wound up getting thrown out at the plate trying to score on a wild pitch to end the inning.

"I did it last year once. I do it sometimes," Gordon said. "But not like that one. Not that dramatic. That one actually surprised me. That's why I got out, because I looked at it like, 'Is that foul or is that fair?' I didn't know what to do, to be honest with you.

"It happens sometimes, especially when a guy is throwing 93 mph sliders."

Greg Johns has covered the Mariners since 1997, and for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB.

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Here are the nicknames for every team's players

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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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All you need to know about Players' Weekend

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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Astros
Jose Altuve: "TUVE"
Alex Bregman: "A-BREG"
Gerrit Cole: "COLE TRAIN"
Carlos Correa: "I AM GROOT"
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"
Roberto Osuna: "OSUNA"
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: "NOON"
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"
Jed Lowrie: "JEDI"
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"
Robby Hammock: "HAMMER"
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"
Dominic Smith: "BIG D"
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"
Tyler Austin: "TA"
Matt Belisle: "BELISLE"
Jose Berrios: "LA MAKINA"
Jason Castro: "STRO"
Jake Cave: "CAVEMAN 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: "RÓŻYCKI"
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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