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Before the Mets and Phillies close out their five-game series with the second annual MLB Little League Classic presented by Geico (7:10 p.m. ET on ESPN) at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, the big leaguers will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime day alongside the stars of the 2018 Little League World Series. MLB.com is on the ground in Williamsport, Pa., for all the action.

5:12 p.m. ET: Frazier & Friends
Todd Frazier's cleats for tonight's game include all the names from his 1998 Little League World Series-winning Toms River, N.J., club. He reunited with those teammates before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch earlier today in his whirlwind return to Williamsport.

Before the Mets and Phillies close out their five-game series with the second annual MLB Little League Classic presented by Geico (7:10 p.m. ET on ESPN) at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, the big leaguers will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime day alongside the stars of the 2018 Little League World Series. MLB.com is on the ground in Williamsport, Pa., for all the action.

5:12 p.m. ET: Frazier & Friends
Todd Frazier's cleats for tonight's game include all the names from his 1998 Little League World Series-winning Toms River, N.J., club. He reunited with those teammates before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch earlier today in his whirlwind return to Williamsport.

Tweet from @jonmorosi: Todd Frazier���s spikes for tonight���s @MLB ���@LittleLeague��� Classic, with names of all his Toms River teammates from 20 years ago. ���@MLBNetwork��� @Mets pic.twitter.com/wThmjIxf22

5:04 p.m. ET: New York, New York

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: The Mets invited the Staten Island Little League team, which won again today to advance within one win of the US title game, to greet them as they came out to the field for BP. pic.twitter.com/3Lqv3J1TYL

4:51 p.m. ET: Prime real estate for Little Leaguers

Tweet from @MandyBell02: The Little Leaguers are starting to file in, grabbing the best seats in the house! pic.twitter.com/a0Z4E1fOHh

4:38 p.m. ET: Phillies picking Little Leaguers' brains
Looks like Rhys Hoskins might have picked up some tips from "Big Al" with a batting practice homer, and Carlos Santana chatted up Team Canada.

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: .@rhyshoskins congrats on the BP homer dude pic.twitter.com/ppoECmmn3T

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Slamtana chattin��� up the Canadian Little Leaguers pic.twitter.com/jV58hGi921

4:20 p.m. ET: Little League alumni discuss return to Williamsport

Video: Frazier, Conforto, Kingery on return to Williamsport

4:13 p.m. ET: Local boys done good

Tweet from @Mets: .@smatz88 hanging with Staten Island���s best at the #LLWS. #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/HjrvuxR2mv

4:11 p.m. ET: Odubel gets in the zone

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Don���t worry everyone, Od��bel���s having fun pic.twitter.com/YfoxG7KNX2

4:10 p.m. ET: Phillies holding court

Tweet from @MandyBell02: Gabe Kapler is repping the Europe-Africa Little League hat and Nick Williams is sporting Australia in today���s pregame press conference. pic.twitter.com/7OWvZwRKGb

3:43 p.m. ET: Don't forget, there's an MLB game!

Tweet from @MandyBell02: The Phillies have made it to BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. Time for some warm ups before tonight���s MLB Little League Classic. pic.twitter.com/toPWivM8Ya

2:40 p.m. ET: Making memories

Tweet from @Phillies: Memories being made everywhere you look. #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/wANZA5fdAL

Tweet from @Mets: We���re out here making memories at the #LLWS. #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/FGYh6EfjdR

2:31 p.m. ET: Tip of the cap to Joey Bats

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Underrated star of the proceedings today was Jos�� Bautista who was the very last MLBer on the field signing autographs for kids in the stands. pic.twitter.com/DkdjpxQjYz

2:26 p.m. ET: Live and let dye
Little Leaguers explain why they dyed their hair blond.

Video: CFBBQ: Little Leaguers on dying their hair blonde

2:20 p.m. ET: Who do you love?
Little Leaguers talk about their favorite Major Leaguers, including Aaron Judge, Javier Baez and Mike Trout.

Video: CFBBQ: Little Leaguers favorite player is Aaron Judge

Video: CFBBQ: Little Leaguers favorite player is Javier Baez

Video: Little Leaguers discuss their favorite MLB players

2:04 p.m. ET: Big Al is the most popular person in Williamsport
The dinger-hitting viral sensation was everywhere you looked at Volunteer Stadium, meeting Rhys Hoskins, receiving the ceremonial first pitch from former Little League World Series champion Todd Frazier and finagling an invitation to take batting practice at Citi Field from Jose Bautista.

Dinger specialists Hoskins, 'Big Al' meet at LLWS 

• Frazier reunites with '98 LLWS championship team, throws first pitch to Big Al

Tweet from @LittleLeague: .@FlavaFraz21 ������ Big Al. Two New Jersey Legends. #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/2EGFr1fQeE

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: Awesome moment in Williamsport as Todd Frazier reunited with teammates from his 1998 Toms River Little LLWS championship team, and threw a ceremonial first pitch to "Big Al" Delia.Jose Bautista then invited Big Al to take BP at Citi Field."Promise?" Big Al said."Promise." pic.twitter.com/ED67RqlwJa

Tweet from @Cut4: Big Al & Big Rhys both love hitting dingers. pic.twitter.com/7KTzOZ0L4U

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: The Mets meet a Little League celebrity: "Big Al" Delia, who mashes dingers. pic.twitter.com/F0A9syQCQb

1:51 p.m. ET: Mets stars then and now

Tweet from @Mets: Every kid dreams of playing in the #LLWS. Take a look back at some of your favorite #Mets from their Little League days. #LittleLeagueClassic 🔗: https://t.co/VlgNYMBVrl

1:34 p.m. ET: High Phive!

Tweet from @Phillies: Big-league intros. #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/e3JuXoGaYQ

1:31 p.m. ET: Toddfather and Todddaughter

Tweet from @MandyBell02: Todd Frazier and his daughter The cuteness is almost too much to handle. pic.twitter.com/5LDNarhUO7

1:22 p.m. ET: Get to know Noah

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Selfies with Thor pic.twitter.com/LaGoQccw94

1:17 p.m. ET: Breaking news: Brandon Nimmo is smiling

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: The biggest Little Leaguer, always smiling @You_Found_Nimmo pic.twitter.com/OBLjT9HxBN

1:10 p.m. ET: Mets in the house

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: The Mets are meeting Little Leaguers and taking in a game between Panama and Japan at Volunteer Stadium in Williamsport. pic.twitter.com/5jfKjj01mG

Tweet from @MandyBell02: The Mets are here! This may come as a huge surprise, but Todd Frazier is definitely a fan favorite. pic.twitter.com/wweGV8ZTmc

1:09 p.m. ET: Learn from the best!

Video: Little Leaguer provides Smith, Wheeler with advice

Video: Rhys Hoskins teaches a young fan his celebration

1:07 p.m. ET: Talking dingers with Big Al and Big Fella

Tweet from @Cut4: Big Al & a fan. #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/HwutTGeOSk

Tweet from @ToddZolecki: Hitting dingers. Big Fella met Big Al. pic.twitter.com/aNYsk5XC0D

12:55 p.m. ET: Superstar takes a moment to pose with Ramos

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Wilson Ramos: ���Can you take a picture of me and Mo���ne?��� pic.twitter.com/APYuNdawqT

12:48 p.m. ET: That's a Major League view

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Outstanding pic.twitter.com/wvnpFPhF1r

12:46 p.m. ET: Phillies feeling the love

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: The big fella has arrived #Rhys pic.twitter.com/x8Vxp3Rfby

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Gabe Kapler: ���You got a Philies hat and a Mets shirt on man.��� pic.twitter.com/vXx0rMvTAf

12:39 p.m. ET: Hometown heroes

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: Seth Lugo and Ricky Bones meet the Puerto Rican Little League team from Bones' hometown of Guayama. ICYMI, their story: https://t.co/GfmNBpW2Th pic.twitter.com/7E0C9uxqk9

12:30 p.m. ET: Mets meet Little Leaguers

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto and the Mets greet Little Leaguers as they arrive at Williamsport Regional Airport. pic.twitter.com/QFTqxbWiqi

12:22 p.m. ET: Mets land!

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: The Mets have touched down in Williamsport for the Little League Classic. pic.twitter.com/xRXNyt1K9Q

12:17 p.m. ET: Phillies ride with Team Canada

Tweet from @Phillies: Riding with Team Canada! 🇨 #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/q1M6EkIjED

Tweet from @Npivetta27: Finding the Canadian love here in Williamsport at the #LittleLeagueClassic #PlayersWeekend pic.twitter.com/wm9BVsiNYE

12:04 p.m. ET: Superstar sighting

Tweet from @MandyBell02: Who is making everyone run from their prime positions in line to see the Phillies arrive? None other than Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod popped around the fence for a matter of seconds before he was spotted and a herd of people sprinted toward him. pic.twitter.com/lUtadY62OJ

12:02 p.m. ET: Phillies touch down
Tonight's home team deplanes in Williamsport, greeted by a host of excited Little Leaguers.

Tweet from @rhyshoskins: Momma we made it!! How cool is this welcome for all the kids!!! #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/hsgh4DqZdn

Video: Phillies arrive at airport for Little League Classic

11:50 a.m. ET: Waiting is the hardest part
Fans have made a path for the Phillies to walk through upon arrival to the Little League complex. Kids are lined up with balls and pens in hand, many in Phillies and Mets apparel, discussing who they most want to have an autograph from.

11:40 a.m. ET: Finch stops by Play Ball Park
Olympic softball gold medalist Jennie Finch stopped briefly at Play Ball Park to soft toss to Little League softball players from South Williamsport. She had a quick Q&A session and signed autographs for each of the girls. This is her first visit to Williamsport, and she is excited to be a part of the Little League history and atmosphere. More >

Tweet from @MandyBell02: Jennie Finch hangs out with Little League softball players from South Williamsport at Play Ball Park. pic.twitter.com/9R9OXQpy8b

11:25 a.m. ET: Little big leaguers

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: Mini Todd Frazier and Michael Conforto on the Little League World Series official program cover: pic.twitter.com/z9dMdw5TDI

11:06 a.m. ET: Meet the Mets
Brandon Nimmo and former Little Leaguer Michael Conforto mug for the camera as the Mets head to Williamsport.

Tweet from @You_Found_Nimmo: Here we come Williamsport! Can���t wait to spend time at the Little League World Series! #mets #lgm #LLWS #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/IcAyPnITtC

Tweet from @mconforto8: On our way to Williamsport! #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/luPtGdEXeT

10:46 a.m. ET: Kingery for a day
Scott Kingery will be one of the three Major Leaguers honored as Little League alumni today. 

Tweet from @ScottyJetp4x: Headed to Williamsport! #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/bFxw2LYaux

9:50 a.m. ET: Hang in there
Fans will get a sneak peak of the Mets and Phillies' Players' Weekend uniforms and nicknames tonight.

Tweet from @Phillies: The jerseys were hung in the lockers with care... #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/r1St1tX14L

9:30 a.m. ET: Puerto Rico in the house
Carribean representative Radames Lopez Little League hails from Guayama, Puerto Rico, a hotbed of Major League talent that has produced stars such as Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario and Mets bullpen coach Ricky Bones.

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: This is Carlos Texidor, manager of the Guayama Puerto Rico Little League team. Texidor also used to coach Twins OF Eddie Rosario who grew up in Guayama. 🇵 pic.twitter.com/686RWlWJOa

9:19 a.m. ET: Welcome to Williamsport!

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Good morning from the Little League World Series where this Mexican pitcher is tossing absolute cheddar pic.twitter.com/peltwn4TJG

Chacin, Crew down Cards to move up in WC

Moustakas provides offense with two-run double off Gant
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ST. LOUIS -- It was a bad road trip for the Brewers against National League contenders Atlanta, Chicago and St. Louis. There's no way around that.

Without steady starter Jhoulys Chacin, it could have been worse.

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ST. LOUIS -- It was a bad road trip for the Brewers against National League contenders Atlanta, Chicago and St. Louis. There's no way around that.

Without steady starter Jhoulys Chacin, it could have been worse.

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Chacin delivered his second scoreless start of the trip by following last week's seven innings against the Cubs with six more zeros against the Cardinals on Sunday at Busch Stadium. With Jeremy Jeffress and Josh Hader in need of work, Chacin called it a day at 82 pitches and watched the Brewers' bullpen finish a 2-1 win, which puts them back in the second NL Wild Card spot, a half-game ahead of St. Louis. Milwaukee also moves 3 1/2 games back of the Cubs in the NL Central

Jeffress yielded a pinch-hit home run to Patrick Wisdom in the eighth inning but tossed two innings in relief, before Hader earned his 10th save to snap the Brewers' 10-game losing streak in series finales.

Video: Hader secures his 10th save

Milwaukee went 3-5 on its final three-city trip of the year, with Chacin logging two of the wins. Going back to Aug. 4, the Brewers are 4-8 and Chacin has three of those wins.

Milwaukee's offense was limited to two runs for the third straight day, but Mike Moustakas' two-strike, two-out, two-run double off Cardinals starter John Gant in the third inning was enough for Chacin. Picked up on a two-year, $15.5 million free-agent contract in December, he leads the Brewers in starts (27), innings (151) and victories (13). Among Milwaukee's starters, only Wade Miley has a better ERA than Chacin's 3.58 -- in more than 100 fewer innings.

Video: MIL@STL: Moustakas laces a 2-run double to right

In bumping Chacin up a day to pitch Sunday in St. Louis instead of Monday at home against the Reds, the Brewers were betting that Chacin's recent success (two or fewer runs allowed in six of his previous nine starts) would trump his career troubles against the Cardinals. Chacin entered the day 0-7 against St. Louis with a 6.90 ERA in nine appearances (eight starts).

Those figures included a loss and a no-decision against the Cardinals in back-to-back outings on April 4 and 9. Since then, Chacin is 13-3 with a 3.28 ERA, which is skewed by two outings that saw him allow eight runs.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.

Milwaukee Brewers, Jhoulys Chacin

Marquez sends Rockies to historic sweep

First time Colorado has won a four-game series in Atlanta
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ATLANTA -- Smelling a four-game sweep on Sunday, Rockies right-hander German Marquez never let go of the scent of the strike zone.

Pounding the zone for strikes on 64 of his 93 pitches over seven innings, Marquez minimized threats as the Rockies -- who also got solo homers from Trevor Story and DJ LeMahieu -- topped the Braves, 4-2, at SunTrust Park.

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ATLANTA -- Smelling a four-game sweep on Sunday, Rockies right-hander German Marquez never let go of the scent of the strike zone.

Pounding the zone for strikes on 64 of his 93 pitches over seven innings, Marquez minimized threats as the Rockies -- who also got solo homers from Trevor Story and DJ LeMahieu -- topped the Braves, 4-2, at SunTrust Park.

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The Rockies had already clinched their first four-game series win in Atlanta in their 26 seasons before Sunday's historic sweep. Colorado entered Sunday trailing the National League West-leading D-backs, who played later at San Diego, by just a half-game.

Video: COL@ATL: LeMahieu drills a solo home run to left

Marquez (11-9) struck out five and limited the Braves to two runs on five hits and a walk.

Story opened the second with his 26th homer of the season to tie the game at 1. LeMahieu, who homered in consecutive games for the first time this season (after his 10th-inning, go-ahead homer in Saturday's 5-3 victory), added his 11th homer this season on a solo shot in the third. Both homers came against Anibal Sanchez (6-4), who also gave up a David Dahl double and Nolan Arenado RBI single behind the LeMahieu homer.

Video: COL@ATL: Story smacks a solo home run to left field

Marquez yielded RBI singles to the Braves' Johan Camargo in the first and sixth innings, but he didn't allow multiple baserunners at the same time beyond the first.

Adam Ottavino threw a spotless eighth and, after Carlos Gonzalez's pinch-hit RBI single off Dan Winkler in the top of the ninth, Wade Davis secured his 35th save. The Rockies' bullpen gave up five runs in 12 innings over the four games, but four of them occurred at the end of Friday's 11-5 victory.

Video: COL@ATL: Davis K's Flowers to notch 35th save of year

SOUND SMART
The Rockies emerged from a record-matching stretch of schedule difficulty -- 46 straight against plus-.500 clubs -- looking better than the previous two teams that had faced such a task (the 1926 Phillies and the 2012 Braves) at 30-16.

UP NEXT
Lefty Tyler Anderson (6-5, 4.39 ERA) has struggled in the first inning of two of his past three starts -- losses at Milwaukee and Houston. But on Tuesday (6:40 p.m. MT), he starts the opener of a three-game set against the Padres at Coors Field, where he held the Dodgers to one run and four hits over six innings on Aug. 9. San Diego will counter with left-hander Robbie Erlin (2-3, 3.33).

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter and like his Facebook page.

Colorado Rockies, DJ LeMahieu, German Marquez, Trevor Story

Yu requests MRI after rehab start cut short

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Yu Darvish's Minor League rehab start with Class A South Bend was cut short on Sunday after he completed just one inning and threw 19 pitches (10 strikes).

Initially expected to throw three innings, Darvish took the mound before the second, but he was removed after six warmup pitches. After the last one -- a curveball -- Darvish signaled toward the dugout that he needed to come out.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Yu Darvish's Minor League rehab start with Class A South Bend was cut short on Sunday after he completed just one inning and threw 19 pitches (10 strikes).

Initially expected to throw three innings, Darvish took the mound before the second, but he was removed after six warmup pitches. After the last one -- a curveball -- Darvish signaled toward the dugout that he needed to come out.

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According to Darvish, the discomfort he experienced on Sunday was similar to what he felt after his last rehab start in late June, before he was diagnosed with a right elbow impingement and inflammation. The 32-year-old right-hander has been on the disabled list with right triceps tendinitis since May 23.

"During the warmup of the next inning, I felt something in there," Darvish said through an interpreter. "Last time, even though I did feel the same thing, I continued to throw. This time, I just stopped it here."

Tweet from @SBCubs: DARVISH: Here���s the video of Yu Darvish���s post start media session at Four Winds Field. pic.twitter.com/xxY1c3cmCA

Darvish said he requested an MRI, though the details of when that will take place aren't certain.

The first two batters that Darvish faced reached on a first-pitch single and a four-pitch walk. He then settled in and ended his day with a called third strike on the low-outside corner. Darvish appeared to shake his arm as he walked off the mound following the strikeout, a 94.7-mph fastball, but he said he didn't feel any "abnormalities" at the time.

Asked if he was worried that this latest setback would end his rehab push for this season, Darvish said: "I can't really tell right now. It depends how I feel tomorrow."

After signing a six-year, $126 million contract in February, Darvish has made eight starts with the Cubs this season, posting a 1-3 record and 4.95 ERA while striking out 49 and walking 21 over 40 innings. He has not pitched for them since May 20 against the Reds in Cincinnati, where he went six innings and allowed one run on two hits while striking out seven.

Video: CHC@CIN: Darvish strikes out 7, limits Reds to 1 run

Darvish threw a 55-pitch simulated game before the Cubs' game at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, and he, Cubs manager Joe Maddon and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein were encouraged by what they saw. Darvish told Maddon on Thursday that he was ready to begin his rehab assignment.

Now, the waiting game continues for Darvish and the Cubs.

"I really want to come back this season," Darvish said. "I'm going to work really hard and do my best to try to come back."

Matthew Martell is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago.

Chicago Cubs, Yu Darvish

Williamsport evokes fond memories for Frazier

Mets' third baseman reunited with teammates from 1998 LLWS champs
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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- As Todd Frazier walked to the mound on Sunday at the Little League World Series' Howard J. Lamade Stadium, members of the 1998 Toms River, N.J., championship team approached him. Before Frazier arrived in Williamsport, he knew a few of his old teammates would be here. He did not expect the entire team would be reunited, with some old friends he hadn't seen in nearly two decades on hand.

"It's crazy how the time has passed," Frazier said, after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of a Little League game. "I felt like we were about to go in that dugout again and play for the championship."

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- As Todd Frazier walked to the mound on Sunday at the Little League World Series' Howard J. Lamade Stadium, members of the 1998 Toms River, N.J., championship team approached him. Before Frazier arrived in Williamsport, he knew a few of his old teammates would be here. He did not expect the entire team would be reunited, with some old friends he hadn't seen in nearly two decades on hand.

"It's crazy how the time has passed," Frazier said, after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of a Little League game. "I felt like we were about to go in that dugout again and play for the championship."

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The afternoon was a blur for Frazier and Michael Conforto, who both visited Lamade Stadium for the first time years ago as players. Conforto and the Mets touched down at Williamsport Regional Airport just after noon ET, deplaning amid a crowd of Little Leaguers. They rode buses alongside those children to the Little League World Series complex, where they signed autographs, took in a game from the stands, and checked out the players' village.

Video: Conforto, Frazier, Kingery on Little League Classic

Then, they traveled across town to Bowman Field, where they were scheduled to take on the Phillies on Sunday night in the Little League Classic.

"I wanted to get back here as soon as possible," Frazier said, explaining why he drove to Williamsport separate from the team. "It just brought back a lot of good memories. I was up early, so we got after it -- me and the kids. I wanted to show my kids and family what their father did back in 1998."

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

New York Mets, Todd Frazier

Yanks sweep Jays with Bird's slam, big frames

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NEW YORK -- Over the past few days, Yankees manager Aaron Boone has spoken repeatedly about the little things he sees in Greg Bird, of the signs that suggested his first baseman seemed poised to break out. Increased bat speed has allowed Bird to swing with more "authority through the zone," Boone said, perceptible compared to the cuts that have defined his summer-long slump. Boone closed his comments on Bird early Sunday morning by predicting a turnaround, noting that "when he's right, it's a big deal for us."

Maybe Boone was on to something.

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NEW YORK -- Over the past few days, Yankees manager Aaron Boone has spoken repeatedly about the little things he sees in Greg Bird, of the signs that suggested his first baseman seemed poised to break out. Increased bat speed has allowed Bird to swing with more "authority through the zone," Boone said, perceptible compared to the cuts that have defined his summer-long slump. Boone closed his comments on Bird early Sunday morning by predicting a turnaround, noting that "when he's right, it's a big deal for us."

Maybe Boone was on to something.

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A day after Bird connected for his first home run in three weeks, he continued to display results in the Yankees' 10-2 win over the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. In socking his second career grand slam, Bird capped a six-run first inning off losing pitcher Ryan Borucki, a rally the Yankees rode to an emphatic three-game sweep.

Though the Yankees tacked on four more runs against reliever Tim Mayza in the sixth, Bird's 386-foot shot in the first provided the bedrock for their second double-digit output in as many days. The effort came in sharp contrast to the last time they faced Borucki, who held New York to one run over seven strong innings on July 8 in Toronto. The rookie's first career outing in the Bronx went differently.

Each of the Yankees' first six hitters scored off Borucki after he issued back-to-back free passes to Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton to open the first. Hicks and Stanton pulled off a successful double steal before Miguel Andujar singled Hicks home and Didi Gregorius scored Stanton with an infield single. Gleyber Torres legged out an infield single before Bird tagged an inside fastball to the second deck in right, just his third off a left-hander this season. He entered play hitting .140 in August.

The early outburst was more than enough offense for J.A. Happ, who held his former team to little more than two solo homers over 5 1/3 innings. He remains undefeated in pinstripes since being acquired from Toronto in late July, the lefty now 4-0 with a 2.22 ERA across four starts with New York.

All told, the Yankees put up 28 runs on 31 hits in 23 offensive innings against the Jays over the course of a drizzly weekend in the Bronx, where they used that firepower to improve to 12-4 against Toronto this season. The Yankees are now 78-46, marking the first time they've been 32 games over .500 since the end of the 2011 season.

Joe Trezza is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joetrezz.

New York Yankees, Greg Bird, J.A. Happ, Kyle Higashioka

Special day awaits Mets, Phils in Williamsport

Former Little Leaguer Frazier: 'It's going to mean a lot to me to be there'
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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- There are thousands of kids who funnel in and out of big league stadiums throughout the country every single day. But for one special day out of the year, the roles are temporarily reversed.

The Phillies and Mets will close out their five-game series on Sunday in Williamsport to partake in the second annual MLB Little League Classic (7:10 p.m. ET on ESPN) at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field -- home of the Class A Short Season Williamsport Crosscutters, a Phillies affiliate -- in front of a crowd that will be predominantly Little Leaguers and their families. But before they hit the field, the Major Leaguers will spend the day with the stars of the 2018 Little League World Series.

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- There are thousands of kids who funnel in and out of big league stadiums throughout the country every single day. But for one special day out of the year, the roles are temporarily reversed.

The Phillies and Mets will close out their five-game series on Sunday in Williamsport to partake in the second annual MLB Little League Classic (7:10 p.m. ET on ESPN) at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field -- home of the Class A Short Season Williamsport Crosscutters, a Phillies affiliate -- in front of a crowd that will be predominantly Little Leaguers and their families. But before they hit the field, the Major Leaguers will spend the day with the stars of the 2018 Little League World Series.

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If this year follows the precedent set in 2017, it will be a day that the players, both big and little, will never forget. Last year, players from the Pirates and Cardinals visited Howard J. Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums to watch Little Leaguers from around the world compete in the game that they all have in common.

:: Little League Classic presented by GEICO ::

After watching from the stands, intense battles in pingpong and video games broke out in the game room, while Josh Harrison got as many Little Leaguers as he could to sign his cleats to wear for that night's game. Prior to the big league game, instead of going through traditional pregame routines, Francisco Cervelli hung out with members of the Latin American team in the seats, and Tommy Pham and Carlos Martinez teamed up to buy 200 snow cones for the Little Leaguers in the stands. The Cardinals created a special bond with the team from Australia throughout the day, keeping the team's blow-up kangaroo mascot in the dugout for good luck.

From the day at the Little League complex, to many kids witnessing their first Major League game, to the bus rides with the Little Leaguers to the big leaguers sharing seats and stories in between, this was the beginning of a tradition unlike any other.

Video: Pham purchases snow cones for Little Leaguers

"One of the highlights of my career," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said last year. "I was happy to be a part of it, humbled to be a part of it."

There are similar expectations for Sunday. The day will begin when the Phillies and Mets are greeted at the airport by this year's Little Leaguers before the pros sit back and watch the Little League World Series from the stands in the early afternoon. Former USA softball gold medalist Jennie Finch is also expected be in attendance at the Little League complex, including a stop at Play Ball Park, where any fan can stop by and hone their baseball and softball skills or compete in a virtual reality home run derby competition.

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After visits to the Grove -- the area the World Series participants stay during their near two-week stint in Williamsport -- and Play Ball Park, former Little Leaguer Scott Kingery of the Phillies will be honored at Lamade Stadium before Mets Little League alumni Todd Frazier and Michael Conforto get recognized later in the afternoon.

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"It will be fun to hang out with the kids," Conforto said. "It will be refreshing. We're getting into the middle of August, getting toward the end of the year, just a short amount of days and games. It can wear on you a little bit, so I think just having those kids around us will energize us a little bit. I just think it will be unique. It will be different than the day-in, day-out grind of the season. So I'm excited about it."

Frazier, Kingery and Conforto are three of the 54 Major Leaguers in history who once played in the Little League World Series. This will be Conforto's first trip back to Williamsport since he competed in the 2004 World Series with his team from Redmond, Wash., and Kingery's first time back since he and his twin brother made up the middle infield for his Ahwatukee All-Star team from Phoenix in '06.

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"When I watch it, it brings back the memories of being able to play there and knowing what those kids are going through, what they're feeling," Kingery said. "It's nerve-wracking and also exciting at the same time."

Frazier took his team from Toms River, N.J., to the championship game of the Little League World Series in 1998, and he is looking forward to reliving his glory days on Sunday.

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"It gives [the kids] something to dream for," Frazier said. "I wanted to meet as many big leaguers as I could when I was younger. The fact that they get to meet two teams, and a lot of superstars on each team, it means a lot to the kids. We're going to try to make it as special as possible for them.

"It's going to mean a lot to me to be there, to represent Little League a little bit, to show these kids, stick with your dream. You want to be a big leaguer, man? Just work your butt off to do it."

Although the afternoon will feel like a break from the everyday grind of professional baseball, the game between New York and Philadelphia in the evening is as real as any other. Former Little Leaguer Nick Pivetta will take the mound for the Phillies as the team continues to battle for the National League East division title, while Jason Vargas will get the ball for the Mets.

Each team will sport its Players' Weekend uniforms on Sunday, with Frazier using "Toddfather" as his nickname on the back, Conforto going with "Scooter" and Kingery choosing "Jetpax."

Last year, the daylong festivities ended with a handshake line on the field after the final out of Pirates and Cardinals' game was made. If this year's follows in the footsteps of last year's, the Little League Classic will once again end with a "good game."

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Mandy Bell is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York.

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Flamethrowing, K-artist prospect getting callup

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CHICAGO -- Michael Kopech, the White Sox No. 2 prospect and No. 13 overall in MLB, is scheduled to make his Major League debut Tuesday against the Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Kopech, 22, who has drawn comparisons to Noah Syndergaard, has gone 7-7 with a 3.70 ERA in 24 starts for Triple-A Charlotte. He's fanned 170 and walked 60 in 126 1/3 innings. He has 59 strikeouts and four walks over his last seven starts, covering 44 innings.

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CHICAGO -- Michael Kopech, the White Sox No. 2 prospect and No. 13 overall in MLB, is scheduled to make his Major League debut Tuesday against the Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Kopech, 22, who has drawn comparisons to Noah Syndergaard, has gone 7-7 with a 3.70 ERA in 24 starts for Triple-A Charlotte. He's fanned 170 and walked 60 in 126 1/3 innings. He has 59 strikeouts and four walks over his last seven starts, covering 44 innings.

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Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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Melky mashes slam as Tribe cruises to victory

Clevinger strikes out 7 across 6 scoreless frames to earn win
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CLEVELAND -- It didn't take very long for the Indians' offense to solve Orioles starter Yefry Ramirez.

The Tribe (71-52) was able to push across two runs in the first two innings before a six-run fourth inning pushed Ramirez (1-5) out of the game, cruising to an 8-0 victory Sunday at Progressive Field behind another solid start from starter Mike Clevinger, which secured the rubber game.

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CLEVELAND -- It didn't take very long for the Indians' offense to solve Orioles starter Yefry Ramirez.

The Tribe (71-52) was able to push across two runs in the first two innings before a six-run fourth inning pushed Ramirez (1-5) out of the game, cruising to an 8-0 victory Sunday at Progressive Field behind another solid start from starter Mike Clevinger, which secured the rubber game.

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Melky Cabrera capped off the Tribe's fourth-inning rally with his fourth career grand slam. In the absence of Leonys Martin and Edwin Encarnacion -- each recovering from various ailments -- key offensive contributions from recent Minor League callups Greg Allen and Yandy Diaz helped perk up the bats of a lineup that scored four runs against the O's in the first two games of the series.

Allen finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, and extended his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games, while Diaz went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a pair of RBIs. Michael Brantley provided the only other run, scoring Erik Gonzalez with a double in the fourth.

Clevinger (9-7) held Baltimore scoreless across six innings, striking out seven, walking one and allowing seven his while improving to 4-0 career against the O's, lowering his ERA against the American League East foe to 1.80 in five starts.

Ramirez was taxed for seven runs in three-plus innings, as he gave up seven hits and walked five. Ramirez allowed all five batters he faced in the fourth to reach and was pulled for lefty Sean Gilmartin, who gave up the home run to Cabrera. Gilmartin gave up an additional hit to Jose Ramirez, but Baltimore's bullpen held the Tribe hitless the rest of the way.

Casey Harrison is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland.

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Finch revels in the atmosphere of LLWS

Softball legend enjoys her first visit to Williamsport
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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Like so many other fans who travel to Williamsport, Pa., in the middle of August, Jennie Finch can now cross visiting the Little League World Series off her bucket list.

Along with visits by the Phillies and Mets on Sunday, the former USA softball gold medalist made her first trip to Howard J. Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums -- interacting with fans and watching games, as she tried to absorb the complete Little League experience.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Like so many other fans who travel to Williamsport, Pa., in the middle of August, Jennie Finch can now cross visiting the Little League World Series off her bucket list.

Along with visits by the Phillies and Mets on Sunday, the former USA softball gold medalist made her first trip to Howard J. Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums -- interacting with fans and watching games, as she tried to absorb the complete Little League experience.

"It's incredible," Finch said. "Just this atmosphere -- to be here and, oh my gosh, it just gives me goosebumps and chills. Just the families that are here and just the history and tradition -- and just bringing everybody together, not only from the U.S. but even internationally. I just love it because that's what sports does; it unites people from all different cultures, backgrounds -- and [it's] just a great day to be at the ballpark."

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Although she's never visited the actual tournament, Finch expressed her love of watching Little League -- including, of course, the Little League Softball World Series. The softball tournament just wrapped up on Wednesday, as the Central Region defeated the East, 3-0, in the championship game.

"It's so much fun to see the young girls play on ... TV and to have the goal and dream of getting that big league experience, but at a young age," Finch said. "Just encouraging their journey of becoming the player and person that they're becoming. So it's always fun to call them [on TV] every year. Just to see cities and states back their team and know they're representing something so much bigger than themselves."

A highlight among Finch's day on Sunday was a stop at MLB's Play Ball Park to hang out with a few Little League softball players from South Williamsport. The girls hopped into the cage, each taking turns hitting against Finch -- who soft-tossed a few pitches to each player. After a round of batting practice, Finch huddled the girls together to answer any questions they had about softball and achieving their dreams.

"Hopefully, I can just inspire them and encourage them on their journey," Finch said. "Keep going, dream big, anything can happen and you never know where your dreams are going to take you. Just a little reminder to keep working hard, and good things will come."

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Kids of all ages and skill levels can participate in activities at Play Ball Park -- including stepping into the cage to launch home runs to the hill or putting on goggles to enter virtual reality and compete in a home run derby against other participants.

"I love it," Finch said of Play Ball Park. "These boys and girls walk in here and they're a big leaguer all of the sudden. They get to Play Ball Park and it's like, 'Here I am in the big leagues,' they've made it, able to crush Wiffle balls, they get to show off their skills. It's fun to go to a game, but it makes you want to do it. So, to see young kids playing catch and hitting here at Play Ball Park, that's what it's all about ... getting kids interested in the game and letting them fall in love with the game we fell in love with."

Finch knew she wasn't the only professional athlete on hand to interact with the Little Leaguers. Just before the Phillies and Mets pulled up to the Little League complex, Finch said the opportunity to meet her idols growing up would've been "so surreal," like these young ballplayers would get the chance to do on Sunday.

"I can't imagine a better boost for these young kids, to be able to see that [the big leaguers] are tangible, they're real, they're right in front of me and we're playing the same game," Finch said. "I love seeing, too, the Little Leaguers that have become big leaguers -- so these kids know that it is possible and anything can happen. Their dreams are big, and that's what we need. We need a lot of big dreams in this day and age."

Todd Frazier and Michael Conforto of the Mets and Scott Kingery of the Phillies are three of those examples, having played at Lamade Stadium in 1998, 2004 and '06, respectively. Both New York and Philadelphia made stops over at the Little League World Series before the second-annual MLB Little League Classic at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.

"It's like the Disneyworld of Major League Baseball," Finch said of the Little League Classic. "To be able to have the 'bigs' and the 'littles' together, celebrating baseball -- the game, the families and just the memories that are made. It couldn't be a better atmosphere or a better place to be."

Mandy Bell is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York.

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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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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