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 Center fielder Whit Merrifield made little effort to even give chase. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Yordan Álvarez's pinch-hit homer powers Astros past Royals," 14 Sep. 2019 Center fielder Taylor Trammell tripled and homered and drove in three runs and Edward Olivares went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs two walks and two runs scored. Jeff Sanders, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Minors: Jacob Nix rocked in final rehab start; Tri-City falls in Game 5," 12 Sep. 2019 The starting center fielder made a diving catch in center in the fifth. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers observations: Boyd gives up 3 hits (2 of them HRs) in 10-4 loss," 11 Sep. 2019 Center fielder Nick Senzel sprinted to the warning track, leaped to make the catch and then collided shoulder-first into the wall. Bobby Nightengale,, "Sonny Gray caps dominant month; Raisel Iglesias blows save in Cincinnati Reds' loss to St. Louis," 31 Aug. 2019 Canha’s role increased when center fielder Ramon Laureano went on the injured list on July 29 with a lower leg stress reaction. Jeff Faraudo, The Mercury News, "Mark Canha homers twice, but A’s fall to Giants for second straight day," 25 Aug. 2019 Center fielder Brian Goodwin was hit by a pitch on the outside of his right wrist in the seventh inning Tuesday night. Mike Digiovanna,, "Foul ball may hurt Angels infielder Tommy La Stella’s All-Star spot," 2 July 2019 In the fifth, Mason Janvrin plated Donovan Ditto with an RBI fielder’s choice, and Madera’s sacrifice fly brought Whalin home. Greg Woods, kansascity, "Central Missouri’s rally falls short in 6-5 loss to Colorado Mesa at DII World Series," 3 June 2019 After Oklahoma State tied the game on a home run from Andrew Rosa in the third inning, Stetson retook the lead in the fourth on a leadoff walk, hit-batsmen, single and an RBI fielder’s choice by Austin Hale. Steve T. Gorches,, "Stetson baseball keeps rolling with DeLand Regional win over Oklahoma State," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of fielder

1832, in the meaning defined above

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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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