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infield

1. Cricket the area of the field near the pitch
2. Baseball
a. the area of the playing field enclosed by the base lines and extending beyond them towards the outfield
b. the positions of the first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, and sometimes the pitcher, collectively
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Sophomore infielder Alexis Mack made the second team, and freshman infielder Mia Camuso and junior catcher Gwen Svekis made the third team.
Asdrubal Cabrera has made his decision in the Major League Baseball (MLB) offseason and the 29-year-old infielder chose the Tampa Bay Rays as his next baseball team.
Traded pitchers Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan to the Braves for catcher Tyler Flowers, infielders Jonathan Gilmore and Brent Lillibridge and pitcher Santos Rodriguez.
Several infielders, both with the Dodgers and with opposing clubs, complained about the problem last season, the first year for the ballpark's new color scheme.
Outfielders charging in behind infielders on ground balls, anticipating a possible error.
Acquired pitcher Jeff Ridgway from the Devil Rays for infielders Willy Aybar and Chase Fontaine.
Newcomers Green, Derek Perren and Nick Buss are being counted on to bolster an offense led by junior All-Pac-10 infielder Matt Cusick (.
Set one player at each infield position, extra players at the edge of the outfield grass, the first baseman holding the runner on, and the middle infielders at double-play depth.
In fact, we usually shift all three infielders to the other side of second base.
The corner infielders will usually be playing too deep to get to the ball, and the only options will be the pitcher and catcher.
Traded shortstop Carlos Guillen to the Tigers for infielders Ramon Santiago and Juan Gonzalez.
The Dodgers were expected to purchase the contract of non-roster utility infielder Ramon Martinez, but utility infielder Oscar Robles, who still has all his minor-league options, was in danger of not making the club.