Definitions

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  • n. A player who can play in several different positions

Etymologies

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utility +‎ man

Examples

  • The Indians don't view Valbuena as a long-term utilityman but rather as a potential starter.

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  • The utilityman was a member of the 2005 Houston Astros, who were beaten by the Chicago White Sox.

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  • Add in utilityman Ronnie Belliard's 17 homers, and that group would trump the 1997 Seattle Mariners, owners of the home run record of 264 in a season, for the title of most powerful team.

    Yankees Corner the Market on 2005 All-Stars

  • Injured utilityman Ronnie Belliard appears ticketed for the minors, and minor leaguer Jorge Vasquez doesn't offer the kind of infield defense that Girardi wants.

    Fallen All-Star Chavez May Come Off Yankees' Bench

  • Alongside them, defensive standout Austin Romine is likely to inherit the role of backup catcher, while Eduardo Nunez proved himself a capable utilityman and pinch runner.

    From First to Flatline

  • The team's incumbent utilityman weighs in at a barely-there 165 pounds.

    Not Every Yankee Needs to Visit the Fat Farm

  • Yankees' Belliard Out With Calf Strain Infielder Ronnie Belliard, fighting to make the squad as a utilityman, was scratched from Sunday's Yankee lineup with a calf strain and could miss more than a week of games.

    Oliver Perez Struggles in His Spring Debut

  • Owners had just been reluctant to pick him up because of his perceived utilityman status.

    Fantasy's Second-Half Bargain-Bin All-Stars

  • That utilityman status has allowed him to gain eligibility in most leagues at second base, outfield and shortstop.

    Fantasy's Second-Half Bargain-Bin All-Stars

  • After Victorino grounded out to first, he and Kuroda exchanged words and the benches and bullpens emptied, with Ramirez getting so riled up he had to be dragged away by Martin and utilityman Delwyn Young.

    Kuroda's pitch serves its purpose for Dodgers

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