Seattle Mariners large southpaw pitcher from Canada, James Paxton, his nickname is "Big Maple".

And that is exactly what will be on his back again the weekend of August 24-26 as Major League Baseball will allow players to put nicknames on backs of their jerseys for the second time this year.

The Mariners roster is full of goodies, a couple of which need a little explanation.

Dan Altivilla: "BUZZY"

Chasen Bradford: "BLACK BEAR"

Robinson Cano: "NOLO"

Alex Colome: "THE HORSE"

Nelson Cruz: "BOOMSTICK"

Edwin Diaz: "SUGAR"

Zach Duke: "DUKIE"

Roenis Elias "CUBICHE"

Marco Gonzalez "GONZO"

Dee Gordon: "VARIS"
-- "That's actually my real name," Gordon said. "I don't go by Dee at home. It's Devaris or Varis. The reason I go by Dee is so many people chop and mess up my name so bad. They say Darius or Devarius. "My family calls me Devaris. In high school, since I have two last names [Strange-Gordon], they called me 'Dee-Strange,' because I could shoot in hoops. They called me 'Dee-Strange with the range.'" In his first year in the Minors, though, a public address announcer called him "Devarnius Strange-Gordon," which prompted a change: "I said, 'I'm just going by Dee Gordon from now on.'"

Mitch Haniger: "MEETCH"

Ryon Healy: "BUBBA"

Felix Hernandez: "KING FELIX"

Chris Herrmann: "WORM"

Mike Leake "SPIKE"

Wade LeBlanc: "FRENCHY"

Cameron Maybin: "SLIM"

Juan Nicasio: "ARENOSO"

James Paxton: "BIG MAPLE"

James Pazos: "PAPA PAZ"

Erasmo Ramirez: "MITO"

Andrew Romine: "ROMI"

Kyle Seager: "SEAGER"
-- "'Corey's Brother' didn't really work last year how I was hoping it would," Seager said. "I had no hits and I'm pretty sure I had a couple errors that series, so it definitely had to go. And way too many interviews, also. I got way too popular and way too cool. I couldn't do it."

Jean Segura: "EL MAMBO"

Denard Span: "D-SPAN"

Sam Tuivailala: "TUI"

Nick Vincent: "HUBBA HUBBA"

Adam Warren: "THE WARDEN"

Mike Zunino: "Z"

Some of the best nicknames from around the major leagues can be found here.

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