Player’s Weekend: What Nicknames the Players and Coaches will be Wearing

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Major League Baseball will again host a Player’s Weekend in 2018 where players can express themselves, and have a little fun with bright uniforms and unique, self-made jersey names.

Kiké Hernandez, the Dodgers’ super-utility, will represent the Dodgers as a player-ambassador of the Player’s Weekend festivities. The players will get to choose the name displayed on the back of their jersey, as well as write the name of someone who helped them get to where they are today on a patch featured on one of the jersey’s sleeves. These jerseys will be auctioned off on the MLB website following the weekend they are worn.

Player’s Weekend is scheduled for August 24th-26th, when the Dodgers will be at home to face the Padres in a three-game series. Below is a list of what nicknames will be featured on the back of every jersey worn by Dodgers players and coaches.

Player’s Weekend Nicknames (Players):

  • Scott Alexander – “SCOTTIE BOY”
  • John Axford – “AX MAN”
  • Pedro Baez – “LA MULA”
  • Austin Barnes – “SAM”
  • Cody Bellinger – “BELLI”
  • Walker Buehler – “FERRIS”
  • J.T. Chargois – “SHAG”
  • Tony Cingrani – “GRANI”
  • Brian Dozier – “BULL”
  • Caleb Ferguson – “CALEB FERGUSON”
  • Josh Fields – “FIELDS”
  • Dylan Floro – “F LORO’
  • Erik Goeddel – “GOODY”
  • Yasmani Grandal – “YAZMANIAN DEVIL”
  • Kiké 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 Urías – “EL CULICHI”
  • Chase Utley – “SILVER FOX”
  • Pat Vendittie – “P-VITTY’
  • Alex Wood – “AWOOD”

Player’s Weekend Nicknames (Coaches):

  • Brant Brown – “BROWNIE”
  • Steve Cilladi – “VIPER”
  • Bob Geren – “4 GEREN”
  • Rick Honeycutt – “CUTT”
  • Fumi Ishibashi – “FUMI”
  • Danny Lehmann – “DTT”
  • George Lombard – “LOMBIE”
  • Luis Ortiz – “JOCHY”
  • Mark Prior – “PRI”
  • Dave Roberts – “DOC”
  • Turner Ward – “COUNTRY”
  • Chris Woodward – “WOODROW”

 

Arrick Joel has covered the Dodgers since 2017, and for Dodgers-LowDown since 2018. Follow @ArrickJoel and @DodgersLowDown on Twitter for more.