in·​field·​er ˈin-ˌfēl-dər How to pronounce infielder (audio)
: a baseball player who plays in the infield

Examples of infielder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Frontrunners for the award, voted on annually by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, include Baltimore’s Gunnar Henderson, Masataka Yoshida and Tristan Casas of Boston and Texas infielder Josh Jung. Joe Noga, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2023 Reyes, Kluber on assignment with Worcester On Friday, infielder Pablo Reyes (left elbow inflammation) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple A Worcester and Corey Kluber (right shoulder inflammation) will pitch for the WooSox. Julian McWilliams,, 6 Sep. 2023 By the top of the seventh, Bochy and the infielders are all staring off into space as the manager makes his third pitching change with Houston having grabbed an 11-5 lead en route to a 13-6 rout. Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas News, 5 Sep. 2023 Others who could be considerations are versatile infielder Jonathan Ornelas, infielder Justin Foscue, outfielder Sandro Fabian and DH Blaine Crim. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 30 Aug. 2023 Boston also called up infielder David Hamilton, who was hitting .243 with 15 home runs for the Worcester Red Sox. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 29 Aug. 2023 Toronto made the move retroactive to Monday and selected the contract of infielder Mason McCoy from Triple-A Buffalo. Associated Press,, 29 Aug. 2023 Brewers fans spent the weekend booing Padres infielder Manny Machado, a grudge that dates back to his days with the Dodgers team that met Milwaukee in the 2018 playoffs. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2023 Junior infielder Tyler Smith of Los Alamitos has committed to UC Santa Barbara. . . Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of infielder was in 1867

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“Infielder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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