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Royals player nicknames to be displayed in late August

Jay Binkley
August 09, 2018 - 5:01 pm
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Players nicknames are back in MLB this year and will be Friday August 24th through Sunday August 26th this will be for the 2nd consecutive year.  The Royals will be at home that weekend against the Cleveland Indians.

Rob Manfred commission of Major League Baseball:

"We were extraordinarily pleased that the first Players' Weekend gave fans greater insight into the players, their stories and their paths to the Major Leagues," Commissioner Rob Manfred said. "By highlighting their positive influences, Players' Weekend showcased the significance of youth baseball and its role in the development of Major Leaguers. We look forward to the event returning and continuing to bring fans closer to the greatest baseball players in the world."  MLB.COM

HERE ARE THE NAMES THE ROYALS WILL HAVE ON THEIR BACKS:

JORGE BONIFACIO "EL BONI"

BLAINE BOYER "BLAZER"

DREW BUTERA "VITO"

HUNTER DOZIER "DOZ"

LUCAS DUDA "DUDE:

DANNY DUFFY "CHILL SARGEANT"

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 MODESI "LA GUINEA"

RYAN O'HEARN  "BROHEARN"

WILY PERALTA "BIG WILY"

SALVADOR PEREZ "EL NINO"

BRETT PHILLIPS "MAVERICK"

ERIC SKOGLUND "SKOGS"

BURCH SMITH "SMITTY"

GLENN SPARKMAN "SPARKY"

**FROM LAST YEAR:

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