field·​er | \ ˈfēl-dər How to pronounce fielder (audio) \

Definition of fielder

: one that fields especially : a defensive player stationed in the field (as in baseball)

Examples of fielder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New York is thought to be very interested in NL Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer and center fielder George Springer, two of the top free agents available. Mike Fitzpatrick,, "Mets make it official, hire Porter as GM with 4-year deal," 13 Dec. 2020 The Dodgers acquired right fielder Mookie Betts and starter David Price from the Boston Red Sox days before the start of spring training. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers’ Andrew Friedman voted MLB executive of the year by his peers," 17 Nov. 2020 The Rays got on the board in the third inning when Joey Wendle's line drive off Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin (0-1) evaded the glove of right fielder Mookie Betts. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Simulated World Series: Rays blank Dodgers to set up Game 7 showdown," 27 Oct. 2020 From the time he was claimed off waivers in spring training in 2019 to the moment Ryan Mountcastle was called up to the big leagues in August 2020, Smith was the Orioles’ primary left fielder. Jon Meoli,, "Checking in on where former Orioles are landing in free agency," 22 Dec. 2020 The Minnesota Twins had about five teams express interest in Eddie Rosario, but no one was willing to pay about $10 million for the left fielder, even after hitting 119 homers with 388 RBI since his 2015 debut. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Non-tender deadline floods free agent market, another sign of ugly reality of MLB in 2020," 3 Dec. 2020 With Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts locked into center and right field, there will also only be so many at-bats to go around for a left fielder. Los Angeles Times, "Joc Pederson is a World Series hero and a free agent. Will he return to the Dodgers?," 11 Nov. 2020 The results: strikeout, strikeout, groundout, RBI walk, fielder’s choice with runner thrown out at home, RBI single, strikeout. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Padres’ remarkable 2020 turnaround debated by optimist, pessimist," 10 Oct. 2020 Lowe, who had an RBI fielder’s choice in the third, hit a two-run homer in the eighth. Jerry Beach,, "Rays beat Mets 8-5, clinch 1st AL East title in 10 years," 24 Sep. 2020

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Fielder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fielder

baseball or cricket : a player who is in the field while the opposing team is batting


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Kids Definition of fielder

: a baseball player other than the pitcher or catcher on the team that is not at bat

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