in·field·er | \ˈin-ˌfēl-dər \

Definition of infielder 

: a baseball player who plays in the infield

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Astros infielder Yuli Gurriel led off the frame with a double. Maria Torres, kansascity, "An eight-run inning dooms Jason Hammel, Royals in loss to Astros," 24 June 2018 Cougars infielder/outfielder Yan Sanchez has been blistering hot at the plate. Paul Johnson, Elgin Courier-News, "No yawns from Yan: Sanchez heats up with seven-game hitting streak for the Kane County Cougars," 12 July 2018 Guzman came to the Marlins organization along with Starlin Castro and minor league infielder Jose Devers in exchange for Stanton in December. Matthew Defranks,, "Marlins prospect Jorge Guzman, acquired in Giancarlo Stanton trade, to play in Futures Game," 6 July 2018 The Cubs recalled infielder David Bote from Triple-A Iowa to take Bryant’s spot on the active roster. Doug Padilla, The Seattle Times, "Cubs’ Bryant on DL for 1st time with sore left shoulder," 26 June 2018 Second baseman Javier Baez is an MVP candidate, hitting more homers (17) than any Cubs middle infielder by the All-Star break since Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg in 1990, with the most RBI (65) since Ernie Banks in 1960. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "The Cubs aren't getting Manny Machado - and they're not worried if the Brewers do," 10 July 2018 The Marlins acquired Smith, 26, in a trade last November with the Yankees along with outfielder/infielder Garrett Cooper for minor leaguer Mike King and international bonus slot money. Andre C. Fernandez, miamiherald, "Marlins' top rookie starting pitcher likely out for the season with shoulder injury," 25 June 2018 Reds infielder Scooter Gennett talks about his sore shoulder, which has kept him from playing in the field since last weekend. Dave Clark,, "USA TODAY: Scooter Gennett should be first-time All-Star," 8 June 2018 Young pitching is difficult to pry away, and the Orioles are open to receiving infielders — particularly ones on the left side — and outfield help, even though their farm system has better depth there than at any other position. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Orioles hope to move Manny Machado soon, but market doesn't seem to be budging," 6 July 2018

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1867, in the meaning defined above

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in·field·er | \ˈin-ˌfēl-dər \

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