cutoff man

noun

Definition of cutoff man

: a player in baseball who relays a ball from an outfielder to the infield

Examples of cutoff man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Right fielder Santander missed the cutoff man, but Iglesias ranged over from his shortstop position to deliver the relay from near the right field line. Mike Haim, Star Tribune, "Iglesias' hit, throw help Orioles to 4-3 win over Blue Jays," 31 Aug. 2020 Suárez took third when Bader missed the cutoff man. John Fay, The Enquirer, "Matt Davidson is grand in Cincinnati Reds' 4-2 win over St. Louis Cardinals," 22 Aug. 2020 The Giants’ defense wasn’t as costly as in the previous two nights, but the optics still weren’t great when the simplicity of hitting a cutoff man was ignored. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "Giants finally get through 9th inning, still crushed by A’s 15-3," 16 Aug. 2020 Back in 2014, Yoenis Cespedes’ throw from foul territory close to the left-field foul pole carried all the way to home plate — no bounces, no cutoff men — directly into catcher Derek Norris’ mitt to nail Howie Kendrick at the plate. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, "SportsDay staffers pick the best plays they’ve ever witnessed: Game-winners, miraculous catches and rare anomalies," 4 May 2020 Adames and center fielder Kevin Kiermaier executed a perfect relay to nail Jose Altuve trying to score from first on Yordan Alvarez's double that Kiermaier handled cleanly off the wall before turning and throwing to cutoff man Adames. chicagotribune.com, "Rays chase Justin Verlander early, beat Astros 4-1 to force ALDS Game 5," 8 Oct. 2019 Adames and center fielder Kevin Kiermaier executed a perfect relay to nail Jose Altuve trying to score from first on Yordan Alvarez's double that Kiermaier handled cleanly off the wall before turning and throwing to cutoff man Adames. chicagotribune.com, "Rays chase Justin Verlander early, beat Astros 4-1 to force ALDS Game 5," 8 Oct. 2019 Adames and center fielder Kevin Kiermaier executed a perfect relay to nail Jose Altuve trying to score from first on Yordan Alvarez's double that Kiermaier handled cleanly off the wall before turning and throwing to cutoff man Adames. chicagotribune.com, "Rays chase Justin Verlander early, beat Astros 4-1 to force ALDS Game 5," 8 Oct. 2019 The throw from right fielder Shane Spencer floated over two cutoff men and wound up in foul territory along the first-base line, where Jeter somehow materialized as Giambi chugged toward home. Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "Derek Jeter, Larry Walker make Hall of Fame; Barry Bonds misses again," 21 Jan. 2020

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Cutoff man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutoff%20man. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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