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 Cordero is a catcher/infielder for the Skeeters who is coming off one of the most productive seasons of his career. Roy Kent, Houston Chronicle, "Longtime Sugar Land Skeeters catcher is first player signing for 2020 season," 14 Jan. 2020 The Rangers paired Mathis with Isiah Kiner-Falefa, a converted infielder, but moved Kiner-Falefa back to the infield for good in the second half of the season. Dallas News, "Sources: Rangers, Robinson Chirinos inching closer to a reunion," 7 Jan. 2020 The Twins also re-signed Sergio Romo, added veteran Tyler Clippard to the bullpen and signed backstop Alex Avila to a one-year deal, while non-tendering first baseman C.J. Cron, which put them in the market for a corner infielder. Betsy Helfand, Twin Cities, "Twins sign veteran pitchers Rich Hill, Homer Bailey to one-year deals," 31 Dec. 2019 Spiers, a former walk-on, learned to punt from his father, Bill, who punted for Clemson before playing parts of 13 seasons in the major leagues as a utility infielder. New York Times, "Can They Kick It? Yes They Can. Ohio State and Clemson Just Don’t.," 27 Dec. 2019 The key to the deal is Urias, 22, a middle infielder who will be given a chance to win the starting shortstop job with the Brewers. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers reportedly trade Zach Davies, Trent Grisham to Padres for LHP Eric Lauer, infielder Luis Urias," 27 Nov. 2019 Four years ago, Tanner Rainey was a power-hitting corner infielder for West Alabama. Mark Inabinett |, al, "West Alabama’s Tanner Rainey set for World Series work," 22 Oct. 2019 Orioles infielder Hanser Alberto said of his seven-batter foray against the New York Yankees. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Garbage time, all the time: MLB sees historic spike in position players pitching," 19 Aug. 2019 If the market stays the course, Zaidi could pounce on the opportunity to add a switch-hitting second baseman like Orioles infielder Jonathan Villar or a free agent-to-be who could help the rotation like Reds starter Tanner Roark. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "If trade market stays the course, Giants have more to gain as buyers than sellers," 30 July 2019

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1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Infielder.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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

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