field·​er | \ˈfēl-dər \

Definition of fielder 

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

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The Yankees also had minor concerns about Aaron Hicks, the streaking center fielder who was removed from the game in the seventh inning because of tightness in his left hamstring. David Waldstein, New York Times, "For the Yankees, a Win Ends With Concerns About Aroldis Chapman," 7 July 2018 To continue reading this story, TRY IT NOW As a softball player for New Braunfels Canyon and Iowa State, the speedy center fielder crashed into her share of fences chasing down fly balls. David Hinojosa, San Antonio Express-News, "New Braunfels native makes big strides on USA Baseball women’s national team," 3 July 2018 The ThunderBolts were in desperate need for someone to step up the way center fielder Blair Beck did Saturday night. Steve Millar, Daily Southtown, "Ray of hope: Blair Beck's walk-off homer gives ThunderBolts something to celebrate," 24 June 2018 Joe Kelly entered, and Escobar's one-out line drive bounced in front of Jackie Bradley Jr. and skipped past the center fielder for an error as two runs scored. Hartford Courant,, "Four-Run Eighth Does In Red Sox In 6-2 Loss To Twins," 20 June 2018 The 22-year-old right fielder was not one of their top prospects. Kevin Acee,, "Padres notes: What Franmil Reyes must do; closing in on no-no?; Hedges rehab," 11 June 2018 The Giants center fielder is attempting to prove that a career backup outfielder can suddenly become a productive everyday player in the major leagues. Henry Schulman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Giants’ Hernandez turning AT&T into Gorkys’ park," 7 June 2018 The senior center fielder threw out the potential go-ahead run to end the sixth inning and scored the decisive run in the seventh Saturday night as Lake Central held off Noblesville 4-3 in the final of the Class 4A West Lafayette Harrison Semistate. Michael Osipoff, Post-Tribune, "Late show: Cheyenne Mathas delivers with arm and bat as Lake Central softball advances to state," 3 June 2018 On Tuesday afternoon, prior to Roncalli’s game against Guerin Catholic, there are scouts there from the Seattle Mariners, New York Mets and several other teams there to see the five-tool center fielder. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Roncalli star Nick Schnell 'born to play baseball for a career'," 10 May 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


field·​er | \ˈfēl-dər \

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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