Minnesota Twins Players Set to Participate in Players’ Weekend

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6: Manager Paul Molitor
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6: Manager Paul Molitor /

The Minnesota Twins players have announced some creative nicknames for their players’ weekend jerseys

The Minnesota Twins will participate in players’ weekend at the end of August. One of the things that Rob Manfred will certainly never be accused of as commissioner is taking away the fun of the game. He’s quite focused on enhancing the fun of the game, actually, to attract younger viewers. This upcoming players’ weekend is a great way to do that, and the merchandising is being used as a fundraiser.

Let’s take a look at some of the Twins’ jerseys:

Minnesota Twins nicknames

This is a list of the players that have been announced:
Brian Dozier: “Doz”
Miguel Sano: “Boqueton”
Ervin Santana: “Magic”
Byron Buxton: “Buck”
Eddie Rosario: “Baudidou”
Jose Berrios: “Orlandito”
Max Kepler: “Rozycki”
Jorge Polanco: “Chulo”
Eduardo Escobar: “El de la Pica”
Bartolo Colon: “Morales”
Kyle Gibson: “Gibby”
Chris Gimenez: “G”
Jason Castro: “Stro”
Hector Santiago: “Bulldoze”
Glen Perkins: “Perk”
Tyler Duffey: “The Doof”
Buddy Boshers: “Buddy”
Ehire Adrianza: “Guarenero”
Adalberto Mejia: “Volador”
Phil Hughes: “Peej”

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So the name list may be a bit underwhelming compared to some of the ones that have come out throughout the league. One of the biggest disappointments from fans on social media has been that Bartolo Colon will not have “Big Sexy” on his jersey, which I will admit is probably a lost marketing opportunity for both the Minnesota Twins and Major League Baseball.

If you don’t see a name on this list, it’s because that player chose not to change his name on his jersey. For the Twins, that includes Joe Mauer, Taylor Rogers, Ryan Pressly, and Robbie Grossman. It’s unknown why these players chose not to have a nickname on their jersey, but it’s honestly too bad during such a great opportunity to connect with fans.

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The jerseys, shirseys and hats specially for the weekend are available on MLB’s shop currently. However, the game used materials after the August 25-27 games will be available on the MLB auctions site, and 100% of proceeds from those auctions go to the MLB/MLBPA Youth Development Foundation, which is focused on promoting the availability and quality of youth and amateur baseball and softball programs across the United States and Canada.