- Location: Modesto, CA
- League: California League 2005-2019; Low-A West 2021; California League 2022-
- Affiliation: Colorado Rockies 2005-2016; Seattle Mariners 2017-
- Ballpark: John Thurman Field
The Modesto Nuts, of the California League and briefly in Low-A West, say their nickname salutes "the agricultural community in the Central Valley and Stanislaus County … specifically almonds and walnuts … a huge part of who we are." The Seattle Mariners farmhands play their home games at John Thurman Field in Modesto, CA.
The Modesto A's played in the Cali League for 30 years, from 1975 through 2004. When the team lost its affiliation with the Oakland A's after the 2004 season, it re-branded as the Nuts and hooked up with the Colorado Rockies. After the 2016 campaign, the Mariners bought 51 percent of the team - thus extricating themselves from parenting a team in dilapidated Sam Lynn Ballpark in Bakersfield, CA. MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization lowered the Nuts, and most of the California League, one level.
A Nuts cap was among five Cali League ones that became clues to a murder in TV's Life (2007-2009).
The Nuts play Copa de la Diversion Hispanic engagement campaign games as Alebrijes de Modesto. An alebrije is a colorful wooden folk sculpture popular in Mexico.