in·​field·​er | \ˈin-ˌfēl-dər \

Definition of infielder 

: a baseball player who plays in the infield

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The Mariners would also be willing to move reliever Juan Nicasio, who is a free agent after 2019, and infielder Dee Gordon, who has two more years left on his contract, if given the right deal. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "Analysis: What does Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto mean about a ‘step back’ in 2019?," 21 Nov. 2018 The bases were loaded when Rangers’ infielder Jurickson Profar snagged the incoming ball and stepped on third: out No. 1. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Texas Rangers make historic triple play in defeat of Los Angeles Angels," 17 Aug. 2018 After a visit from pitching coach Doug Brocail and a mound gathering of all his infielders, Kela went to work. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Rangers reaction: Jeff Banister reaches club milestone at record pace," 5 July 2018 His three fellow infielders are in a battle to join him. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Jose Altuve still tops all-star voting," 2 July 2018 Of course, Lovullo could’ve started his regular utility infielder Daniel Descalso, who also bats left-handed but has decent numbers against lefty hurlers (.244, two homers, 10 RBIs). Harvey Fialkov, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' Torey Lovullo a big fan of Deven Marrero's defensive ability," 27 June 2018 Even right fielder Julia Colton made plays like a veteran infielder. Tim Schwartz, Howard County Times, "Hobert pitches one-hit shutout to lift Howard softball to 2-0 win in 4A North region final," 22 May 2018 Jack Landmesser, a junior infielder, added three hits. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "Dandy Dylan: Dylan Robertson's three-run double ignites Brother Rice to summer regional win over Marian Catholic," 9 July 2018 But Boujoukos’s absolute favorite bat is his first, a black Louisville Slugger from a reserve infielder named Mike Brumley. Stan Grossfeld,, "This guy has 757 Red Sox bats, and each one tells a story," 5 July 2018

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1867, in the meaning defined above

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in·​field·​er | \ˈin-ˌfēl-dər \

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: a baseball player who plays in the infield

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