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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Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants and Max Muncy of the Los Angeles Dodgers – as well as infielders Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals and Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers first baseman Jesús Aguilar is an all-star and will compete in Home Run Derby," 11 July 2018 Your information will be used as described in our Privacy Notice OMAHA, Neb. — Arkansas missed a chance to win the College World Series when a foul pop dropped between three infielders. Eric Olson, Houston Chronicle, "Oregon State defeats Arkansas in Game 3 to win College World Series," 28 June 2018 Aside from a few games in the outfield as a sophomore in college, Grotjohn primarily has been an infielder. Paul Johnson, Naperville Sun, "Javier Baez, Ian Happ, Ben Zobrist ... and Ryan Grotjohn: Cougars getting good use out of everyday utility player," 7 July 2018 Flaherty, the longtime Orioles utility infielder who was beloved in the clubhouse, and O'Day, the veteran reliever, spent most of their time in the clubhouse together ribbing each other in one form or another. Jon Meoli,, "Orioles avoid 'potential moment' with Darren O'Day's intentional walk of Ryan Flaherty," 23 June 2018 Alexander was said to have perhaps the best arm of any high school infielder in the draft. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Diamondbacks activate struggling catcher Alex Avila from disabled list," 7 July 2018 Junior infielder Kathleen Knudsen was named to the second team. Charles Rich,, "La Cañada softball's Stoner, Abboud tally top league honors," 15 June 2018 Junior infielder Maggie Geidel went 3 for 3 against Whitnall and senior Megan Marx drove in three runs in that game. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee-area softball rankings, players and team of the week," 30 Apr. 2018 College baseball: Junior infielder Aaron Barclay (Archbishop Spalding) tied his career-high in RBIs with five and hit his first home run in over two years as visiting Washington College (19-9) downed Haverford, 13-6., "Digest (April) 10: Goalie Philipp Grubauer gets starting assignment from Capitals," 10 Apr. 2018

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1867, in the meaning defined above

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

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: a baseball player who plays in the infield

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