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Profar, Rangers turn triple play vs. Angels

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ARLINGTON -- It had been 106 years since a Major League team turned a triple play in which the batter was not retired before the Rangers turned the trick in Thursday's 8-6 win over the Angels at Globe Life Park.

In the fourth inning, the Angels had the bases loaded when David Fletcher hit a ground ball to Rangers third baseman Jurickson Profar. Profar touched third for a forceout before tagging Taylor Ward, the runner on third, who thought Profar caught the ball and was retreating to the bag. Profar then threw to Rougned Odor, who tapped second base for a forceout and a 5-4 triple play.

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ARLINGTON -- It had been 106 years since a Major League team turned a triple play in which the batter was not retired before the Rangers turned the trick in Thursday's 8-6 win over the Angels at Globe Life Park.

In the fourth inning, the Angels had the bases loaded when David Fletcher hit a ground ball to Rangers third baseman Jurickson Profar. Profar touched third for a forceout before tagging Taylor Ward, the runner on third, who thought Profar caught the ball and was retreating to the bag. Profar then threw to Rougned Odor, who tapped second base for a forceout and a 5-4 triple play.

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It was the Rangers' sixth triple play in franchise history, with the last occurring on May 20, 2009, against the Mariners. It was the second triple play in MLB this season.

According to STATS, this was the first triple play in which the batter was not retired since June 3, 1912, when the Brooklyn Dodgers did it against the Reds.

It was the third 5-4 triple play in the expansion era (since 1961), according to ESPN Stats & Information research. The White Sox did it on Sept. 18, 2006, against the Tigers, and the Phillies did it Sept. 12, 2007, against the Rockies.

Jacob Prothro is a contributor to MLB.com based in Arlington.

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Nicholas Castellanos unleashed an epic bat flip ... and the umpire caught it!

We've all seen bat flips before. They're almost so common at this point that their majesty, at times, feels ordinary (unless it's an adorable two-year-old).

But during Thursday's Twins-Tigers game, we witnessed a bat flip that was different than any we've encountered during our long hours of bat flip research and analysis. Nicholas Castellanos unleashed a vicious toss after a two-run homer and home-plate umpire Manny Gonzalez caught it. He. Caught. The. Bat. Flip.

Lester regains form as Happ's HR enough

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PITTSBURGH -- Jon Lester hadn't been quite the same since going into the All-Star break. After 12 wins before the Midsummer Classic, he'd gone winless in his last five starts while allowing more than a run per inning.

Lester appeared to return to form against the Pirates on Thursday, as he recorded a season-high-tying eight strikeouts without issuing a walk over six scoreless innings in the Cubs' 1-0 win at PNC Park.

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PITTSBURGH -- Jon Lester hadn't been quite the same since going into the All-Star break. After 12 wins before the Midsummer Classic, he'd gone winless in his last five starts while allowing more than a run per inning.

Lester appeared to return to form against the Pirates on Thursday, as he recorded a season-high-tying eight strikeouts without issuing a walk over six scoreless innings in the Cubs' 1-0 win at PNC Park.

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Thursday was the Cubs' fifth straight win in one-run games dating back to Aug. 3, moving them to 18-17 in such games this season.

After giving up a leadoff single on his second pitch of the game, Lester retired the next six batters he faced and eight of the next nine.

Video: CHC@PIT: Happ smokes a solo homer to center

After being held scoreless through three frames, the Cubs provided Lester with the run support needed in the fourth inning. With one out, Pittsburgh native Ian Happ connected on a 2-0 changeup from starter Ivan Nova over the heart of the plate and drove it out to center field for his 13th home run of the season.

Right-handers Steve Cishek and Carl Edwards Jr. allowed one combined hit over two innings of relief. Righty Pedro Strop worked around a two-out hit-by-pitch in the ninth inning to record his 10th save of the season.

Video: CHC@PIT: Strop retires Diaz, earns the save

YOU GOTTA SEE THIS
With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, speedy Pirates outfielder Starling Marte took off from first on an 0-1 pitch from Lester. Catcher Willson Contreras popped up and fired to Javier Baez in an attempt to nab Marte at second base. Falling to one knee, Baez fielded the throw and, in one fluid motion, swiped his glove on Marte for the inning-ending caught stealing. More >>

Video: CHC@PIT: Contreras, Baez combine to retire Marte

UP NEXT
Left-hander Cole Hamels will take the mound against the Pirates on Friday at PNC Park (6:05 p.m. CT). Hamels is 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA in three starts with the Cubs since being acquired from Texas. He faced Pittsburgh in his debut with Chicago, striking out nine while allowing one unearned run over five innings en route to the win. Right-hander Trevor Williams will start for the Pirates.

Mason Wittner is a reporter for MLB.com based in Pittsburgh.

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Mets score club-record 24 runs in rout of Phils

Bautista slam caps 10-run 5th inning in Game 1 of doubleheader
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Mets, of course, are not this good of an offensive team, because no one is this good of an offensive team.

Yet the Mets believe they are better -- perhaps significantly better -- than what they showed over the first four and a half months of this season, resting near the bottom of the National League in most major offensive categories. They continued the process of regressing those numbers to the mean with a 24-4 blowout of the Phillies on Thursday, in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park.

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Mets, of course, are not this good of an offensive team, because no one is this good of an offensive team.

Yet the Mets believe they are better -- perhaps significantly better -- than what they showed over the first four and a half months of this season, resting near the bottom of the National League in most major offensive categories. They continued the process of regressing those numbers to the mean with a 24-4 blowout of the Phillies on Thursday, in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park.

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The Mets became the first team to score a combined 40 runs over two games since the Red Sox in 1953, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, and the first National League club to score 15 or more in consecutive games since the New York Giants in 1933. Their 20-run margin of victory was the largest in team history, coming 31 years to the day after the Mets set their previous record for runs in a game.

Video: NYM@PHI: Bautista belts grand slam to cap 10-run 5th

"I think the guys had a little fun there," manager Mickey Callaway said.

The offense was more than enough for Mets starter Corey Oswalt, who allowed four runs in six innings to pick up the victory.

It was more than enough for anyone, really. A night after the Mets plated nine runs in an inning in a 16-5 drubbing of the Orioles, Jose Bautista hit a grand slam off Mark Leiter Jr. to highlight a 10-run fifth against the Phillies. Bautista later added a bases-loaded walk and an RBI double to finish with a career-high seven RBIs, doing some of his damage off the duo of position players the Phillies asked to pitch.

Video: NYM@PHI: Mets score franchise-record 24th run in 9th

The Mets also received four hits from Kevin Plawecki and Amed Rosario, who crushed the game's first pitch for a homer, and three-hit days from Austin Jackson, Wilmer Flores, Michael Conforto and Bautista. Even reliever Jerry Blevins came away with his first career hit and RBI.

Video: NYM@PHI: Rosario rips 4 hits, homer vs. Phillies

"The good teams have that diversity, they're able to have three or four guys who can pop the ball out of the ballpark, have a couple that can get on base and slap the ball the other way," Callaway said. "Especially against a good pitcher, that's probably the way to go. I like to see it."

Video: NYM@PHI: Plawecki notches 4 hits vs. the Phillies

MOMENT THAT MATTERED
Historic inning: The Mets' 10-run fifth marked their first time scoring double-digit runs in an inning since plating a franchise-best 12 in the third on April 29, 2016. The rally began with consecutive hits from Conforto and Todd Frazier, a run-scoring balk and a Bautista RBI single. That chased Phillies starter Ranger Suarez, but Leiter fared no better, allowing seven unearned runs. Four of them came home on Bautista's slam, which capped the scoring in the inning. Bautista became the first player in Mets history to drive home seven runs in a game he did not start.

YOU GOTTA SEE THIS
Because Callaway did not want to pile on runs in the eighth inning of a blowout, he sent Blevins to the plate instead of a pinch-hitter against position player Scott Kingery. Previously 0-for-3 in his career, the longtime reliever laced a single back up the middle for his first career hit.

"There's nothing better," Blevins said. "It's something you dream about when you're a kid. When I tell the story, it will be, 'I turned around 95 [mph].'"

Video: NYM@PHI: Blevins singles off Kingery for 1st hit

FROM THE TRAINER'S ROOM
Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo departed the game in the third inning after a Suarez fastball struck him on the left hand, trickling into fair territory for a groundout that snapped a streak of 10 consecutive plate appearances reaching base safely. Crumpled on the ground in pain for several moments, Nimmo later underwent X-rays, which were negative. He is day to day. More >

Video: NYM@PHI: Nimmo exits after getting shaken up on swing

HE SAID IT
"Hitting's so much fun. Practicing pitching gets a little tedious sometimes, but when you get to hit? Everybody enjoys hitting." -- Blevins

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

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'Pen seals Harper's big game as Nats halt skid

Slugger tallies 3 hits, 3 RBIs; Roark battles through 6 before Miller, Glover shut the door
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ST. LOUIS -- The Nationals' bullpen helped define this seven-game road trip, in which blown saves and wasted leads contributed to the losing skid that has nearly buried their postseason hopes. That relief core was in the spotlight once again on Thursday night at Busch Stadium, tasked with navigating the final three innings after being handed a one-run lead by Tanner Roark and Bryce Harper, who collected three RBIs.

This time, they passed the test. Justin Miller threw a scoreless seventh and eighth and Koda Glover sealed the ninth inning as the Nats hung on for a 5-4 victory and avoided being swept by the Cardinals in this four-game set. The win snaps a four-game losing streak for Washington as it finished 2-5 on this seven-game road trip.

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ST. LOUIS -- The Nationals' bullpen helped define this seven-game road trip, in which blown saves and wasted leads contributed to the losing skid that has nearly buried their postseason hopes. That relief core was in the spotlight once again on Thursday night at Busch Stadium, tasked with navigating the final three innings after being handed a one-run lead by Tanner Roark and Bryce Harper, who collected three RBIs.

This time, they passed the test. Justin Miller threw a scoreless seventh and eighth and Koda Glover sealed the ninth inning as the Nats hung on for a 5-4 victory and avoided being swept by the Cardinals in this four-game set. The win snaps a four-game losing streak for Washington as it finished 2-5 on this seven-game road trip.

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The Nationals will return to D.C. with a .500 record, trailing the first-place Braves by eight games in the National League East.

All week, manager Dave Martinez had implored the Nats to score early to help ease the pressure on themselves during these near-must-win games. Harper put them on the board three batters into the first inning with an RBI double. Anthony Rendon added a run-scoring single in the third. Harper would drive in another pair in the fourth, and an error by Tyson Ross allowed Daniel Murphy to score in the fifth.

Video: WSH@STL: Harper drives in a pair of runs after review

Roark again demonstrated the form that has made him one of the bright spots for the Nationals in the past month, putting together his fifth consecutive quality start. He had allowed just one run until the sixth inning, when a few defensive miscues led to a three-run frame for the Cardinals. Roark went six innings and was charged for four runs (three earned), allowing five hits and three walks against one strikeout.

The righty turned the ball over to Miller, who was not even on the Nats' roster when the season began, but has emerged into one of their few trustworthy, healthy relievers remaining. Aside from a leadoff walk, he emerged through a pair of innings unscathed. The fiery Glover, trusted with closing duties less than a week after he returned from a shoulder injury, got the ball in the ninth inning and put the winning run on before sealing the win.

Video: Glover locks down the save

Jamal Collier has covered the Nationals for MLB.com since 2016. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier.

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Giants' rotation losing Rodriguez to DL

Righty reportedly injured hamstring when benches cleared during Puig-Hundley altercation
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Though the Giants have dealt with injuries and turbulence in their starting rotation throughout the season, Dereck Rodriguez has given San Francisco stability and excellence since his May callup. But he, too, succumbed to the injury bug, as the Giants announced Thursday that the rookie starter will be placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 1 hamstring strain.

The injury was reportedly sustained during Tuesday's altercation between the Giants and rival Dodgers in Los Angeles, during which catcher Nick Hundley and Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig exchanged shoves after Puig's strong reaction following a foul ball. Though Hundley was fined an undisclosed amount, Rodriguez's injury represents a steep price for the Giants to pay for the fracas. Puig was suspended two games.

Though the Giants have dealt with injuries and turbulence in their starting rotation throughout the season, Dereck Rodriguez has given San Francisco stability and excellence since his May callup. But he, too, succumbed to the injury bug, as the Giants announced Thursday that the rookie starter will be placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 1 hamstring strain.

The injury was reportedly sustained during Tuesday's altercation between the Giants and rival Dodgers in Los Angeles, during which catcher Nick Hundley and Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig exchanged shoves after Puig's strong reaction following a foul ball. Though Hundley was fined an undisclosed amount, Rodriguez's injury represents a steep price for the Giants to pay for the fracas. Puig was suspended two games.

Video: SF@LAD: Benches clear after Puig, Hundley argue

Rodriguez has arguably been the Giants' most effective starter since his Major League debut on May 29, with a 6-1 record, 2.25 ERA, 65 strikeouts and 10 quality starts in his 12 starts. He has pitched at least six innings in each of his last eight starts and didn't yield more than two earned runs in any of them.

The 26-year-old right-hander, who is the son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez, is looking to figure prominently into the National League Rookie of the Year conversation at the end of the season, though stellar rookie campaigns from the Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. and the Nationals' Juan Soto will present a challenge for Rodriguez.

Right-hander Casey Kelly, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Sacramento last Friday, will start in Rodriguez's place on Friday against the Reds. A corresponding roster move will be announced on Friday.

Do-Hyoung Park is a reporter for MLB.com based in the Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter at @dohyoungpark.

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Urena suspended 6 games for hitting Acuna

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Major League Baseball on Thursday suspended right-hander Jose Urena for six games for "intentionally hitting" Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch on Wednesday night at SunTrust Park. 

On his first and only pitch of the night, Urena plunked Acuna on the left elbow with a 97.5-mph fastball, which set off a benches-clearing incident that interrupted the four-game series finale in which the Braves rallied to a 5-2 victory.

Major League Baseball on Thursday suspended right-hander Jose Urena for six games for "intentionally hitting" Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch on Wednesday night at SunTrust Park. 

On his first and only pitch of the night, Urena plunked Acuna on the left elbow with a 97.5-mph fastball, which set off a benches-clearing incident that interrupted the four-game series finale in which the Braves rallied to a 5-2 victory.

Urena was slapped with an undisclosed fine, but he's planning to appeal his suspension that starts on Friday, when the Marlins face the Nationals on Friday at Washington.

If he appeals, Urena would be in line to face the Yankees at Marlins Park, either on Tuesday or Wednesday, then possibly drop his appeal since the Marlins play the Braves the following weekend.

MLB also suspended Braves first-base coach Eric Young Sr. for one game (plus an undisclosed fine) for his actions during the incident.

During a heated exchange between the clubs, Braves manager Brian Snitker and Urena were ejected.

Video: MIA@ATL: Braves on Acuna being HBP, benches clearing

"Obviously, this is not something that we represent or believe in as an organization, or myself, too," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said of intentionally throwing at Acuna. "I would never want that kid getting hit and cause that kind of problem."

The Marlins clearly understood why the Braves took exception.

"I understand, yeah," Mattingly said. "If we were on the other side, and our guy was hitting homers all over the place and that happens, you're going to be fired up. So you understand."

Urena maintained after the game that the pitch wasn't with intent, and that he was throwing a two-seam fastball that ran well inside.

"I think, for me, I feel pretty bad," Urena said after the game. "People get upset and things like that, but I got upset, too, because how am I going to wait five days to go out there and make one pitch and get kicked out of the game? That don't make sense, right?

Video: MIA@ATL: Acuna gets HBP on arm in 1st, exits in 2nd

"Always, I throw inside. That's my way for me to get outs. I go inside, try to take advantage and try to move [the batter's] feet, and that's the thing."

Acuna remained in the game to run the bases after being hit by the pitch, but after heading out to left field for the start of the second inning, he experienced discomfort and was removed from the game.

X-ray and CT scan results came back negative on Acuna's elbow, and the 20-year-old rookie was in the starting lineup on Thursday for Atlanta's series opener with the Rockies at SunTrust Park.

• Acuna back leading off a day after HBP scare

Urena has a history of hitting batters. This season he's plunked 11, which is the most in the National League. A year ago, he paced the Majors with 14.

"If you watch Jose pitch, pretty much the first pitch of every game is pretty much there," Mattingly said. "We talked with Jose right after the game, and basically, he was saying, he knows the guy has been swinging the bat good. He was trying to get one close. He was trying to run it off in there, and that was the purpose of his pitch. That's exactly what he told us. I had talked with him before that. It was like, 'This kid is swinging the bat good. We've got to figure out how to get him out, right.'"

Acuna has been one of the hottest hitters in the league, becoming the youngest player to homer in five straight games. Against the Marlins, the rookie from Venezuela belted four home runs, including leadoff blasts in each of the first three games.

Video: MIA@ATL: Acuna homers twice to tally 8 HRs in 8 games

After the benches cleared, Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson, standing on the mound to help maintain peace, was shoved by Young.

Afterwards Young sent word to first baseman Derek Dietrich that he was sorry he reacted that way.

"It's understandable," Anderson said. "In this game, people are very passionate about baseball, as well they should be, and something happens -- you kind of understand when tempers fly a little bit. When something like that happens, it's baseball for as long as this game's been around. It's probably going to continue to happen, so we just have to try to deescalate the situation when something like that happens and do the right thing."

Acuna is one of the top young stars in the game, and a big reason the Braves are in first place and in a tight battle with the Phillies in the National League East.

"Of course, you don't want to ever see that happen, especially to a first-place team trying to make the playoffs and one of the hottest hitters in the league," Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto said. "You never want to see anyone get hurt like that. Our intent was to pitch him inside. That's Jose's strength, and that's his weakness right now. That's really the only way to get him out. We were trying to go sinker in, and he lost it."

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

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Injury updates: Judge, Darvish, C-Mart, Beltre

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

Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, Yankees
Judge said the cortisone injection he received in his wrist this week is "definitely" helping, and he is hoping to start taking dry swings and/or playing catch before the Yankees head to Miami for a two-game series starting Tuesday. The slugger sustained a small chip fracture of the right wrist when he was hit by a Jakob Junis pitch in a July 26 game against the Royals at Yankee Stadium. More >

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

Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, Yankees
Judge said the cortisone injection he received in his wrist this week is "definitely" helping, and he is hoping to start taking dry swings and/or playing catch before the Yankees head to Miami for a two-game series starting Tuesday. The slugger sustained a small chip fracture of the right wrist when he was hit by a Jakob Junis pitch in a July 26 game against the Royals at Yankee Stadium. More >

Meanwhile, Sanchez (right groin strain) is pain-free and could begin a Minor League rehab assignment on or around Aug. 24, according to general manager Brian Cashman. More >

Yu Darvish and Kris Bryant, Cubs
Darvish, who has been sidelined since May 20 with right triceps tendinitis, will begin a Minor League rehab assignment Sunday, manager Joe Maddon confirmed Thursday.

After throwing roughly 55 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday, the right-hander played catch on flat ground prior to Thursday's game and delivered good news about his prognosis.

"I talked to him today, and he said he felt really good about pitching," Maddon said. "He's good to go on Sunday. He just told me that."

Video: MIL@CHC: Cubs broadcast, Maddon on Darvish's progress

Maddon is also satisfied with Bryant's progression as the third baseman recovers from left shoulder inflammation. Bryant has been hitting in the cage and off a tee, and he took grounders on the field Tuesday. More >

Carlos Martinez, Michael Wacha and Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
Martinez is expected to begin a Double-A rehab assignment Friday, throwing about 30 pitches in his first appearance before returning to the mound for another outing Sunday. Barring any setbacks, the right-hander should be able to return to the Cardinals next week. He's slated to pitch as a reliever after coming off the DL.

Wacha (left oblique) is also making progress, as he is expected to go on a Minor League rehab assignment by the end of the week after throwing a side session without issue Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Wainwright (right elbow strain) was expected to continue his Class A Advanced rehab assignment Thursday with a two-inning appearance. In his first rehab outing, the veteran tossed nine pitches in a scoreless inning. More >

Adrian Beltre, Rangers
The Rangers got Nomar Mazara back from the disabled list Thursday, but Beltre remains out with a left hamstring strain that the third baseman termed "Grade 2."

Texas is waiting to see how Beltre responds to treatment before determining if he'll need to go on the disabled list. The 39-year-old, who suffered the injury while running the bases in the eighth inning Monday, took swings and ran on the elliptical prior to Thursday's game. More >

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

Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
Donaldson could be nearing his return from the left calf injury that has kept him out since late May. The third baseman 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.

Brandon Nimmo, Mets
Nimmo exited Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Phillies after being hit on the left index finger while trying to check his swing on a fastball thrown by Ranger Suarez. X-rays came back negative.

Striking both Nimmo's finger and the bat, the ball trickled into fair territory, where Maikel Franco picked it up and threw it to first for the out. Prior to that, Nimmo had reached base in 10 consecutive plate appearances. More >

Video: NYM@PHI: Nimmo exits after getting shaken up on swing

Stephen Strasburg, Erick Fedde and Jeremy Hellickson, Nationals
Strasburg threw a simulated game Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium, tossing about 70 pitches in a little more than four innings in what he called the "last big test" in his recovery from the pinched nerve in his neck.

Initially, the Nationals had maintained Strasburg would need a Minor League rehab start before he returned to the rotation, but for the first time Wednesday, manager Dave Martinez acknowledged the possibility that the right-hander could return to the rotation without one. The next turn in the rotation will arrive at the start of a three-game series against the Phillies.

Fedde also participated in Wednesday's simulated game, throwing about 50 pitches on the mound in between three simulated innings in his most extended test since landing on the DL with right shoulder inflammation. More > 

Hellickson left in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game against the Cardinals after he was injured while covering home plate on a wild pitch. With Harrison Bader trying to score from third, Spencer Kieboom's throw to Hellickson at the plate was high and Hellickson tripped over Bader and tumbled to the ground.

The run scored, but Hellickson remained on the ground for a moment. Martinez and the team's head athletic trainer came out and appeared to be checking his right hand and wrist. He threw a few warmup pitches, but could not remain in the game. More > 

Video: WSH@STL: Hellickson leaves the game with an injury

Jose Altuve, George Springer and Chris Devenski, Astros
Altuve took a significant step towards returning from the disabled list when he fielded grounders and took practice on the field at Minute Maid Park prior to Wednesday's game against the Rockies. Altuve, who's been out since July 25 with a sore right knee, declined to talk to reporters, but manager AJ Hinch said, "we had a really good day with Jose." Hinch said Altuve also ran on the field earlier in the day.

Even though the Astros were off on Thursday [and flying to San Francisco in advance of the Oakland series], Altuve was slated to work out again at Minute Maid Park, Hinch said. He's expected to travel with the team on its road trip.

Hinch said Springer is "almost certain" to be activated from the disabled list prior to Friday's series opener against the A's in Oakland. Springer has been out since spraining his left thumb on Aug. 5 against the Dodgers, but has been doing full baseball activities pregame for a couple of days.

Devenski threw two-thirds of an inning Tuesday night in his first rehab outing at Triple-A Fresno and will throw again Friday. Devenski is on the disabled list with right hamstring tightness. More > 

James Paxton, Mariners
Paxton was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday after being knocked out of Tuesday's start in the first inning with a bruised left forearm, courtesy of a line drive off the bat of the A's Jed Lowrie.

Manager Scott Servais is optimistic that Paxton won't be out much longer than the 10-day period, which could mean missing just one or two starts. Paxton said he had some trouble sleeping Tuesday night with the throbbing arm, but he was glad to see the swelling had gone down some by Wednesday morning. Servais said the key will be to see how Paxton feels in a few days and how soon he can begin throwing again. More > 

Video: SEA@OAK: Paxton going to DL with left forearm bruise

Ryan Braun, Manny Pina and Jimmy Nelson, Brewers
Braun is day to day with a tight right rib cage, and Pina is headed back to Milwaukee for an MRI scan of his left shoulder in the wake of the Brewers' painful 8-4 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

A day after he smashed a a pair of home runs in a shutout victory, Braun felt discomfort in his side while attempting a sliding catch in the third inning and he departed in the fifth with what has been a recurring issue for the 34-year-old outfielder. Braun has endured two stints on the 10-day disabled list for what was officially termed back stiffness, but the second instance also involved his side.

The Brewers also lost Pina in the seventh inning after he tangled at second base with Cubs All-Star Javier Baez. Pina was scrambling back to the bag after Christian Yelich's lineout when Baez made hard contact with Pina's left shoulder. Manager Craig Counsell and athletic trainer Dave Yaeger came out to check Pina, who remained in the game and scored one of Milwaukee's two runs in the inning. Erik Kratz took over behind the plate for the bottom of the seventh. More > 

Video: MIL@CHC: Braun exits the game with rib cage tightness

On Wednesday, Brewers officials also cast significant doubt on Nelson's chances of pitching for the team before the 2018 season is out.

"Jimmy pitching for us this year is unlikely," Counsell said. "That's not due to a setback of any nature. It's just due to the pace of his rehab right now. We're not ruling it 100 percent out, but probably our best goal is to get him into a competitive situation before he shuts it down for the offseason."

Nelson could pitch in the fall instructional league when he is ready, said general manager David Stearns. More > 

Eduardo Rodriguez and Ian Kinsler, Red Sox
Kinsler and Rodriguez faced each other in a simulated game Wednesday. Rodriguez, who suffered a severe sprain of his right ankle on July 14, will start a Minor League rehab assignment on Monday for Double-A Portland. A realistic timetable would be for the lefty to make 2-3 starts in the Minors to build up his pitch count and return to the Red Sox in late August or early September.

"With Ian, most likely he'll play Friday and Saturday, [get] Sunday off, and then we go from there," said manager Alex Cora. "But we've got four games against Cleveland. We'll see. We don't want to all of a sudden play 10, 12 games in a row. I think in the beginning he'll play two out of three." More > 

Leonys Martin, Trevor Bauer, Lonnie Chisenhall and Josh Tomlin, Indians
There is no timetable for Martin's return, and he is currently on the 10-day disabled list. The current goal is simply to have the 30-year-old outfielder regain his strength and return to a clean bill of health. Martin fell ill Aug. 7 and was taken the next day to Cleveland Clinic, where it was determined that an undisclosed bacteria got into his bloodstream, producing toxins that affected his internal organs.

Indians manager Terry Francona said there remains no established timetable for a return for Bauer, who is on the 10-day DL with a stress fracture in his right fibula. Francona added the team should have more information Friday, when the Indians are back in Cleveland and Bauer will have gone through follow-up consultations with team doctors. Francona is hopeful Bauer will return this season.

Video: CLE@CIN: Bauer goes on the DL with a stress fracture

Chisenhall (60-day DL, left calf) has been with the Indians throughout the current road trip through Chicago and Cincinnati. He advanced to jogging in his running program and has been hitting and throwing, including throwing to bases from the outfield.

Tomlin (10-day DL, right hamstring) logged four innings for Triple-A Columbus on Monday in his latest Minor League rehab outing. Francona said the current plan is to have Tomlin pitch for Columbus on Saturday, building up from Monday's 47 pitches. More > 

Puig suspended 2 games for role in fracas

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Yasiel Puig received a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for fighting and inciting a benches-clearing incident Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, Major League Baseball announced Thursday. Giants catcher Nick Hundley received an undisclosed fine for his role in the incident.

In the seventh inning of the Dodgers' 2-1 loss to San Francisco, Puig expressed frustration after fouling off a Tony Watson pitch, and he and Hundley proceeded to exchange heated words. The situation escalated quickly as Puig pushed Hundley, who shoved him back, prompting members of both teams to spill out of the dugouts and sprint toward home plate.

Yasiel Puig received a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for fighting and inciting a benches-clearing incident Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, Major League Baseball announced Thursday. Giants catcher Nick Hundley received an undisclosed fine for his role in the incident.

In the seventh inning of the Dodgers' 2-1 loss to San Francisco, Puig expressed frustration after fouling off a Tony Watson pitch, and he and Hundley proceeded to exchange heated words. The situation escalated quickly as Puig pushed Hundley, who shoved him back, prompting members of both teams to spill out of the dugouts and sprint toward home plate.

Video: SF@LAD: Puig and Hundley argue, cause a fracas in LA

Both players were ejected from the game.

"When I missed the pitch, I knew that was the best pitch Watson was going to throw me, so I was a little upset," Puig said after the game through a Dodgers interpreter. "[Hundley] told me to stop complaining and get back into the box, and when I got into his face, he told me to also get out of his face, so that's when I got upset.

"I didn't like that he was telling me what to do, and then he said some words to me in English that I really can't repeat. That's why I was upset."

Hundley downplayed the incident, chalking it up to the emotions of a tense division rivalry.

Video: SF@LAD: Puig, Roberts, Hundley on fierce exchange

"We're competing on the field against a team we're chasing," he said. "They've been scuffling a little bit, and we're trying to catch them. It's obviously a nice rivalry. We had some words, pushed a couple of times and you saw what happened. There's really nothing more to it than that."

Barring appeal, Puig's suspension begins Friday in Seattle. Tuesday's incident marked the fourth career ejection for both players, and neither had been tossed since 2015.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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Trade Talk: Donaldson, Jones, Brewers, Cutch

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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: 

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

With Nelson unlikely to return, will Brewers trade for starter?
Aug. 15: The Brewers have held out hope that Jimmy Nelson, who has missed this entire season while recovering from right shoulder surgery, would be a solution to the club's rotation problems after coming off the disabled list. But general manager David Stearns and manager Craig Counsell acknowledged Wednesday that Nelson is unlikely to pitch for the team this year.

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Faced with that reality, Stearns is keeping open the possibility of swinging a trade for a starter.

"There's still a lot of waiver activity," Stearns said. "Guys are getting through. Tough to handicap at this point, but we're looking, and if there's something that makes sense that we think materially impacts this team, we'll do it."

Tweet from @AdamMcCalvy: Stearns on prospect of trading for starter before Sept. 1: "There's still a lot of waiver activity. Guys are getting through. Tough to handicap at this point, but we're looking, and if there's something that makes sense that we think materially impacts this team, we'll do it."

The Brewers were one of the more active teams on the trade market before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, acquiring reliever Joakim Soria, third baseman Mike Moustakas and second baseman Jonathan Schoop.

They also reportedly discussed deals for a number of starters, including the Mets' Zack Wheeler and the Reds' Matt Harvey, but ultimately didn't come away with any of them.

Milwaukee is unlikely to have a chance to trade for Wheeler at this point, but Harvey, Twins right-hander Ervin Santana, Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada and White Sox right-hander James Shields could be available.

The question, of course, is whether any of those hurlers represents a significant upgrade over Zach Davies, who is nearing the conclusion of his rehab assignment.

Cutch, Holland among top August trade candidates
Aug. 14: The market has been relatively quiet since the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, with Mike Fiers, Fernando Rodney and Justin Bour representing the biggest names to have been moved in August. But as MLB.com's Mark Feinsand wrote Tuesday, trade season is far from over.

And though they are still in the thick of the National League postseason race, the Giants could be an interesting team to watch. San Francisco entered Tuesday with a 60-60 record, putting it five games out in the NL West and 6 1/2 behind in the NL Wild Card chase. However, the Giants will need to leapfrog three other teams to win the division and six teams to grab the second NL Wild Card spot.

Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen and left-hander Derek Holland each made Feinsand's list of 10 August trade candidates. Both players are set to become free agents this offseason.

Feinsand notes that the Blue Jays could be active on the trade market before Aug. 31 as well, with third baseman Josh Donaldson, outfielder Curtis Granderson and right-hander Marco Estrada among Toronto's most likely candidates to be dealt.

Reds right-hander Matt Harvey, White Sox right-hander James Shields, Twins right-hander Ervin Santana, Rays right-hander Sergio Romo and Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias also made Feinsand's list. More >

Granderson reportedly clears revocable waivers
Aug. 14: Blue Jays outfielder Curtis Granderson, who was one of the 10 August trade candidates MLB.com's Mark Feinsand broke down Tuesday, has cleared revocable waivers and is free to be dealt anywhere, reports Robert Murray of The Athletic. 

Tweet from @ByRobertMurray: #BlueJays' Curtis Granderson has cleared revocable trade waivers, source tells The Athletic. He's free to be traded anywhere.

Granderson, who can become a free agent this offseason, owns a solid .766 OPS against right-handers in 2018. He also has extensive postseason experience, having played in the playoffs in seven seasons.

Granderson, 37, was part of an August trade just last season, going from the Mets to the Dodgers after passing through waivers unclaimed earlier in the month. More >

Bruce could be odd man out of Mets' outfield
Aug. 14: Jay Bruce is a name to monitor this month as the Mets could look to deal from their outfield surplus. Trading Bruce would open up time at the corners for Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo.

Bruce is nearing a return from a right hip injury that's sidelined him since June 17. Joel Sherman of the New York Post suggested Monday that Bruce could be dealt if he show's he's healthy before the end of the month, pointing to the Giants, Mariners, Rockies, Indians and Tigers as potential trade partners for the Mets.

Bruce has a five-team no-trade clause of the Orioles, Mariners, Rays, Blue Jays and A's, per Sherman, and two years, $28 million remaining on his contract after this season. He's batting .212/.292/.613 with three homers and 17 RBIs through 62 games this season.

Will Dodgers look to trade market to bolster injury-plagued bullpen?
Aug. 14: The Dodgers are down another reliever, with John Axford set to join Kenley Jansen, Tony Cingrani, Josh Fields, Yimi Garcia and Daniel Hudson on the disabled list after suffering a fractured tibia when he was hit by a comebacker Sunday.

While Los Angeles recently moved starters Kenta Maeda and Ross Stripling to the bullpen to help out its beleaguered relief corps, it's possible the club will look to swing an August trade for some bullpen help.

The problem? There might not be many attractive options available.

Sergio Romo, Jim Johnson and Tyler Clippard pitch for AL teams, meaning the Dodgers will be one of the last clubs that has a chance to claim them, based on the waiver-priority rules. Those hurlers might not even make it out of the AL before being claimed, as was the case with Fernando Rodney, who was traded to the A's last Thursday after being snagged off waivers from the Twins.

As for NL relievers, pitchers such as Bud Norris, Kirby Yates, Craig Stammen, Jared Hughes and David Hernandez also have a good chance of being claimed before the Dodgers have the opportunity to grab them.

Tigers southpaw Francisco Liriano reportedly cleared waivers already, but he's unlikely to draw interest as anything more than a lefty specialist. Liriano has held same-sided hitters to a .567 OPS since the outset of 2017, but right-handed batters have posted an .849 mark against him in that time.

Video: LAD@COL: Friedman provides update on Jansen

Marlins remain open to trading more veterans
Aug. 13: While the Marlins have traded Dee Gordon, Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich, Cameron Maybin, Brad Ziegler and Justin Bour in less than nine months, they might not be done dealing.

According to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, the Marlins remain open to moving some veterans before Aug. 31, with infielder/outfielder Derek Dietrich, second baseman Starlin Castro and right-hander Dan Straily among the most likely candidates to be dealt.

Dietrich could draw more suitors than the other two, as he has considerable experience at three positions (2B, 3B, LF), owns a 116 OPS+ over the past four seasons and is controllable through 2020. Per Jackson, the Cubs and Indians inquired about the 29-year-old during July.

Meanwhile, Jackson writes that "no team expressed serious interest" in Castro, who is owed nearly $12 million in '19 and has a team option for $16 million with a $1 million buyout for '20, before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. And though the A's discussed a Straily trade with the Marlins last month, Oakland has since acquired Mike Fiers from the Tigers.

The 29-year-old Straily has two more seasons of arbitration eligibility remaining after this one before he can become a free agent, which helps his trade value. But teams may be hesitant to give up notable prospects for a pitcher who has recorded a lifetime 4.27 ERA with a 4.81 FIP (4.42 ERA, 5.40 FIP in '18).

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"
J.D. Davis: "JD"
Chris Devenski: "THE DRAGON"
Derek Fisher: "FISHER"
Evan Gattis: "BULL"
Marwin Gonzalez: "MARGO"
Yuli Gurriel: "LA PIÑA"
Jandel Gustave: "GUSTAVE"
Will Harris: "BILL"
Tony Kemp: "KEMPY"
Dallas Keuchel: "DAVID BURD"
Jake Marisnick: "BIG FUDGE"
Lance McCullers Jr.: "PERDOMO"
Collin McHugh: "Mu Q"
Martin Maldonado: "VALDEZ"
Brian McCann: "UNO SEIS"
Charlie Morton: "GROUND CHUCK"
Brad Peacock: "P"
Ryan Pressly: "PRESSLY"
Josh Reddick: "RED DAWG"
Hector Rondon: "RONDY"
Tony Sipp: "SIPP"
Joe Smith: "SMITTY"
George Springer: "SPRINGER"
Max Stassi: "STASSINELLI"
Justin Verlander: "J V"
Tyler White: "WHITEY"
More on Astros Players' Weekend nicknames >

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"
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"
More on Athletics Players' Weekend nicknames >

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"
More on Braves Players' Weekend nicknames >

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