minor leaguer


: a player in the minor leagues
He was a minor leaguer before he was drafted into the majors.
sometimes used figuratively
The police decided he was a minor leaguer in the drug trafficking world.

Examples of minor leaguer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Povich, Baltimore’s 10th-best prospect, was the biggest minor leaguer in the Jorge López trade last summer, with the Orioles shipping their All-Star closer to the Minnesota Twins for the young southpaw and three other pitchers. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 27 July 2023 In the end, Hazen agreed to trade a 17-year-old minor leaguer to New York for him. Jorge Castillo, Los Angeles Times, 29 Oct. 2023 He was taught how to throw a curveball by his sixth-grade teacher, Henry Roper, who was a former minor leaguer. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 That began a long association with the Dodgers, with only a brief interruption to pitch for the Kansas City A’s in 1956 and as a minor leaguer with the New York Yankees in 1956 and 1957 before being reacquired by the Dodgers in 1957. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2023 Veteran Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson, a one-time Red Sox minor leaguer before focusing exclusively on football, was carted off the field late in the first quarter after sustaining a right shin injury and did not return. Steve Reed, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Sep. 2023 Baltimore got the two veterans off the relative scrap heap to serve as depth; the New York Yankees released Hicks amid his slow start to the season, and the New York Mets traded McCann to the Orioles this offseason for a low-level minor leaguer while eating most of the money left on his contract. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 10 Sep. 2023 Already up 6-1, the Nationals piled on three more runs against reliever Chris Murphy in the sixth, two of those scoring when Meneses — a Red Sox minor leaguer in 2021 — drilled his second two-run double in as many innings. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Aug. 2023 On a night 28-year-old career minor leaguer Weston Walker homered in his first career major league at-bat and MVP candidate Nick Castellanos slammed two more home runs, Castellanos provided the ultimate highlight. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Minor leaguer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20leaguer. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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