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Royals minor-leaguer nicknamed ‘Eye Chart’ explains his moniker

Royals left-hander Jonathan Dziedzic was hit with an oldie-but-goodie nickname and picked up a new one in camp.

“Eye-chart,” resurfaced when Dziedzic arrived. He’s had that one for years, starting with a summer team.

“They came out with a new one,” Dziedzic said. “They started calling me ‘Scrabble.’ 

Such is life for the pitcher who went 10-6 with a 3.12 ERA for Class AA Northwest Arkansas last season with a name comes with a pronunciation guide upon introductions.

“It’s jej-ick,” said Dziedzic, who pitched one inning in Monday’s intrasquad scrimmage, yielding two runs.

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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