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 According to Cincinnati Reds infielder Kyle Farmer, the Reds starting shortstop is going to be whoever drives in the most runs. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, "Reds notes: Which shortstop is the best hitter?; Jonathan India ready to contribute," 28 Feb. 2021 The Sox used the draft to bring infielder Jonathan Araúz into the organization last season and will want to accomplish that again. Peter Abraham,, "As spring training games start, projecting the Red Sox Opening Day roster," 27 Feb. 2021 But the veteran infielder’s best chance to be an everyday player is probably at third. Dallas News, "Rougned Odor’s best chance to be an everyday player for Rangers may be at third base," 27 Feb. 2021 Junior infielder Ryan Ober on Tuesday was named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week, earning the honor for the first time in his career thanks to prodigious performance in the Sanderson Ford Baseball Classic. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "Oregon State infielder Ryan Ober named Pac-12 Conference baseball Player of the Week," 24 Feb. 2021 This offseason, Payano made improvements in the Dominican Winter League for Toros del Este, playing alongside Tigers infielder Jeimer Candelario. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' minor league teams placed in new leagues; 2 RHPs signed to minors deals," 12 Feb. 2021 The team also could look to add a left-handed or switch-hitting infielder and more bullpen depth leading up to spring training next month. Susan Slusser,, "Giants’ outfield targets include Eddie Rosario, Jackie Bradley Jr.," 24 Jan. 2021 Baldelli made Tuesday was mentioning the Twins had received a strong recommendation from another switch-hitting D-Backs' infielder on Vargas being a fine gentleman. Patrick Reusse, Star Tribune, "Bullpen blowup covers up bigger issue: Twins won't add to leads," 12 Aug. 2020 In the past four seasons in Minnesota, the 31-year-old infielder played in 311 games in a backup role. Chris Miller, Star Tribune, "Ehire Adrianza thanks Twins fans in Instagram post," 23 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of infielder

1867, in the meaning defined above

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4 Mar 2021

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“Infielder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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

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