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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Neither did Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon, who inked a $108 million extension in April. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "The Best Free-Agent Class in Baseball History Has Lost Its Luster," 7 Nov. 2018 An Ethan Harris single, two walks and a pair of fielder’s choices ballooned the margin to 3-0. Sam Dodge,, "Newport Beach PONY All-Stars advance to sectional championship," 8 July 2018 Duggar, who was batting .272 with a .775 OPS at Class AAA Sacramento after a slow start, has been regarded as San Francisco’s center fielder of the future. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "Younger, cheaper, better: Giants pull off trade with Rangers that helps now - and in future," 8 July 2018 As catcher Jonah Girand faced an 0-2 count, O’Sullivan called for a double steal, sending second baseman Blake Reese from third base and and center fielder Nick Horvath from first base. Edgar Thompson,, "Gators earn return trip to CWS on wild walk-off home run," 12 June 2018 Warren East's all-tournament picks were sophomore shortstop Hailey Hymer, junior pitcher Katie Gardner and right fielder sophomore Olivia Price. Nate Bryan, The Courier-Journal, "Senior star Sullivan leads Scott County to third title in five years," 9 June 2018 Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward in late June paid $6.934 million to buy a 19th-floor condominium unit in the luxury high-rise building at 9 W. Walton St. on the Gold Coast. Bob Goldsborough,, "Jason Heyward pays $6.934 million for luxury high-rise condo in Gold Coast," 12 July 2018 Two of the runs scored when Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos lost Adeiny Hechavarria's two-out fly that dropped for a double. Mark Didtler,, "Rays stay hot at home as Daniel Robertson's walk-off single in the 10th beats Tigers," 9 July 2018 Cooper began the season as the Marlins’ Opening Day right fielder, but hasn’t played with Miami since April 1. Matthew Defranks,, "Pair of Marlins land on disabled list as others eye Washington return," 4 July 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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