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Tim Anderson said he warned Josh Donaldson about calling him 'Jackie' in 2019

Tim Anderson spoke out on Tuesday about his relationship with Josh Donaldson, and said he gave the New York Yankees third baseman a warning about calling him “Jackie” back in 2019.

Donaldson was suspended for one game after he admitted to calling Anderson “Jackie,” as in a reference to Jackie Robinson. Donaldson said he has called Anderson “Jackie” repeatedly since 2019, and insisted that he was just “joking around” based on a comparison Anderson made about himself.

That, however, isn’t how Anderson sees it.

“I told him we never have to talk again,” Anderson said Tuesday about their 2019 conversation regarding the nickname, via ESPN’s Jesse Rogers.