cutoff man

noun

Definition of cutoff man 

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

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Hunter Renfroe has been unable to throw in from right field without hitting a cutoff man for about a week. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Hunter Renfroe goes on disabled list for Padres," 21 Apr. 2018 Jackson didn't even attempt to hit the cutoff man and got the throw to catcher Bob Boone on the fly. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "During MLB Draft, Bo Jackson gave Harold Reynolds grief about The Throw from 1989," 5 June 2018 Michael Conforto, singled out for criticism by Callaway for overthrowing a cutoff man in the Mets’ 7-4 loss on Friday, spared deGrom from a heartbreaking defeat with a game-tying solo home run off Montgomery in the sixth. Wallace Matthews, New York Times, "DeGrom Ties Career High With 13 Strikeouts as Mets Fall Apart," 3 June 2018 In baseball, making a good read on a fly ball or hitting the cutoff man can make a difference. Steve Reaven, chicagotribune.com, "Evanston's Harry Porter plays critical role on baseball, basketball teams," 1 May 2018 Smoak stopped at third, and was never going to make an attempt for home, but rookie Santander overthrew the cutoff man on the infield and his throw bounced past Sisco at home plate and into the Blue Jays dugout. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles break up no-nit bid with late rally but fall to Blue Jays, 2-1," 11 Apr. 2018 Bryant took second on the play when Bryce Harper overthrew the cutoff man, and that miscue came back to haunt the Nats when Anthony Rizzo followed with a line drive RBI single to give the visitors a pair of unearned runs. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Cubs outlast Stephen Strasburg, steal Game 1 of NLDS vs. Nationals," 6 Oct. 2017 And then Brandon Crawford scales the wall of the stadium, swims out into the bay and hits the cutoff man back ashore. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Madison Bumgarner Punts a Dribbler Halfway to Oakland Thanks to Bizarre Glitch," 4 Oct. 2017 Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper missed the cutoff man and Bryant streaked into second, narrowly beating the throw with a head-first slide. Chris Kuc, chicagotribune.com, "NLDS Game 1 turning point: Anthony Rendon's 6th-inning error costs Nationals," 6 Oct. 2017

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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