Boston Red Sox

Jun 15, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; Boston Red Sox outfielders Andrew Benintendi (left), Jackie Bradley Jr. (center) and Mookie Betts (right) celebrate after beating the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)

By Ty Anderson,

With another Players’ Weekend on deck and slated for Aug. 23-25, nicknames for every player around the league have begun to trickle out, with the Red Sox having more than a few doozies on their list.

Starting at the top, Chris Sale’s new nickname of The Conductor and Sam Travis as Dr. Chill stand out as obvious headliners, and could honestly pass as supervillain names in Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In the next tier of nicknames, rookie slugger Michael Chavis will go by Chief, Nate Eovaldi is Nitro, J.D. Martinez is Flaco, and Mitch Moreland will stick with 2-Bags.

Sandy Leon’s “Noah” is a tribute to his son, and the same can be assumed for David Price going with “X” on his jersey, which would go with his number change from No. 24 to No. 10 this past season. Price going with X has forced Xander Bogaerts to change his nickname to the still-serviceable “X-Man.”

As for the Latino nicknames, Eduardo Rodriguez has kept “El Gualo” a secret, Christian Vazquez says that the nickname “Colo” has followed him throughout his career, and Rafael Devers’ nickname translates to babyface.

There’s also more than a few simple nicknames, as Andrew Benintendi will go with Benny while Matt Barnes will change his last name to Barnesy. Mookie Betts is simply reversing it, as Mookie will be featured on his Players’ Weekend jersey.

Some of those in Boston’s bullpen are opting to simply shorten their last name; Marcus Walden is going with Waldo, Ryan Weber will rock Web and Brandon Workman has shortened the nameplate on his jersey to Work. Starter Andrew Cashner has followed their lead, as he’ll go with Cash on his jersey. Brock Holt, Brian Johnson, and Jackie Bradley Jr., meanwhile, are going with the initials look, with BH, BJ, and JBJ on their respective jerseys.

There’s a handful of Sox players that are not getting in on the fun, though, as Darwinzon Hernandez, Steve Pearce (though injured), Rick Porcello, and Josh Taylor will just stick with their last names.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.