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

Definition of infielder

: a baseball player who plays in the infield

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This week at Chase Field, Bellinger's entourage will include his mother, Jennifer, and father, Clay Bellinger, a former infielder for the New York Yankees. Michelle Gardner, azcentral, "Dodgers' Cody Bellinger returns to Arizona as one of baseball's hottest players," 4 June 2019 The last Tulane position player selected in the first round was infielder Michael Aubrey at No. Christopher Dabe,, "MLB mock drafts show Tulane third baseman Kody Hoese going in the first round," 3 June 2019 Davidson has major league bloodlines, as his father Mark, who also played at Clemson, was a six-year major league infielder with Minnesota and Houston who was an 11th-round draft pick by the Twins in 1982. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "A’s draft Clemson shortstop Logan Davidson in first round," 3 June 2019 In choosing Boone, a former major-league infielder who had no prior managerial experience at any level before this season, Cashman took a leap of faith. Brian Costa, WSJ, "Why a Backup Catcher Pitched for the Yankees—and Their Best Relievers Didn’t," 9 Oct. 2018 At the time, Ramírez was a 17-year-old infielder who had just completed his first year of professional baseball in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ system playing in the Dominican Summer League. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Orioles right-hander Yefry Ramírez has embraced change on winding path to major leagues," 14 July 2018 Anna Kufta, now a sophomore infielder at the University of Maryland, had been on the team since her freshman year. Andrew Turner,, "Daily Pilot Softball Dream Team: Unexpected year from Kelli Kufta kept Huntington Beach strong," 8 July 2018 The offensive star of the game was a 24-year-old rookie infielder named Jesmuel Valentin. Scott Lauber,, "Phillies pull out gutsy victory over Nationals to mark midpoint of the season," 30 June 2018 Before this season, Escobar settled into a career as a useful utility infielder. Michael Beller,, "Eduardo Escobar Is the Latest Success Story of the Launch Angle Revolution," 13 June 2018

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1867, in the meaning defined above

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