field a grounder

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field a grounder

In baseball, to use one's glove to stop a ball that has been hit on the ground. We'll start practice today by fielding a couple grounders.
See also: field, grounder
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Two batters later, Diaz fielded a grounder that looked likely to start an inning-ending double play, but his throw to second base went into center field to give Vancouver runners on first and second.
Diaz fielded a grounder by Norberto Obeso, but a wild throw to second put two runners on base.