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Nationals' nicknames for Players' Weekend

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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.

Here are the nicknames the Nationals will wear on their backs while sporting colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms:

For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26.

Here are the nicknames the Nationals will wear on their backs while sporting colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms:

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Matt Adams: "BIG CITY"

Adams has embraced this nickname, which dates back to his days with the Cardinals, even if there is not much "city" about him. Earlier this season during one of his hot streaks, Nats players made a shirt for him that said "Big City Doing Big City Things"

Joaquin Benoit: "JACK"
Wilmer Difo: "EL DE"
Sean Doolittle: "DOC"
Adam Eaton: "SPANKY"
Erick Fedde: "FEDDECCINI"
Koda Glover: "BEAR

Glover's first name means "Bear" in Cherokee, and the Oklahoma native is proud of his heritage after growing up in a town of fewer than 200 people. 

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"

It's an acronym for the names of his five children: Ben, Luke, Ella, Sean and Tyler. 

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"

A lot about Scherzer stands out, but one of his defining physical traits are his different colored eyes. Although he has said his pitching eye is his brown eye, he decided to use the name "Blue Eye" on the back of his jersey. 

Jhonatan Solano: "TATAN"
Sammy Solis: "BIG ANGUS"

Two years ago, former Nats reliever Matt Belisle gave the nickname to Solis shortly after their introduction because Solis was a big, meaty guy, according to Belisle, Solis recalled. Solis texted him a picture of the jersey when he got it. 

Juan Soto: "JUANJO"
Wander Suero: "THE ANIMAL"
Stephen Strasburg: "STRAS"
Michael A. Taylor: "MIGGY"
Trea Turner: "TRIPLE TREA"
Matt Wieters: "MAUI"
Ryan Zimmerman: "ZIM"

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

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