in·​field·​er | \ ˈin-ˌfēl-dər How to pronounce infielder (audio) \

Definition of infielder

: a baseball player who plays in the infield

Examples of infielder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hey Kevin and Neal: Chang is primarily a middle infielder, and Cleveland is loaded with second basemen and shortstops. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 1 June 2022 Reynolds has been an infielder for nearly his entire professional career, but he was pressed into playing right field due to the Reds’ injuries and COVID-19 situation. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 5 May 2022 Sam DeCarlo is an infielder for Long Beach Millikan committed to Biola. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2022 McKinstry could have pitched in the ninth inning if he was designated as a two-way player, but the infielder, who was called up on Thursday, is not. Joe Reedy, Chicago Tribune, 5 June 2022 Mark Vientos, a 21-year-old corner infielder, is the organization’s No. 4 prospect. Shawn Mcfarland,, 9 Aug. 2021 The Twins are monitoring the left hand contusion of Willians Astudillo, a corner infielder and catcher with a nice, line drive type bat. Bernie Pleskoff, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Corner infielder Lucas Erceg, attempting to become a two-way player by also pitching at Class AA Biloxi, made his second mound appearance Friday night in the second game of a doubleheader against Mississippi. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 May 2021 Tyler Nevin, a corner infielder acquired for Mychal Givens from the Colorado Rockies last summer, and Richie Martin will join them as infield regulars this year. Jon Meoli,, 1 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of infielder

1867, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2022

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“Infielder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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