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Report: MLB to let players wear uniforms with nicknames on the back

Players will be allowed to wear jerseys with nicknames on them.

Major League Baseball is so millennial.

According to Yahoo Sports, MLB officials have decided to loosen the reigns on uniform rules for the weekend of baseball Aug. 25-27. They're calling it "Players Weekend."

"Players will have the option to wear a jersey with a nickname – though they are limited to just one, according to the memo, and “inappropriate or offensive” nicknames will be banned.

The items with minimal color restrictions include spikes, batting gloves, wristbands, compression sleeves and catcher’s masks. The colors, according to the memo, must avoid interfering with the game and an umpire’s ability to make a call. White gloves, wristbands and sleeves are prohibited.

Each jersey will feature a patch with space for a player to personalize it by “writing the name of an individual or organization that was instrumental to his development,” according to the memo."

Yahoo says copies of the custom jerseys will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the Youth Development Foundation.

We can tell you right now that Jose Berrios' jerseys will be flying off the shelf if he puts his nickname, "The Machine" or "La Maquina," on the back.

Unfortunately, the Twins are on the road against the Toronto Blue Jays the weekend of Aug. 25-27.

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