cleanup position

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Noun1.cleanup position - (baseball) the fourth position in the batting order (usually filled by the best batter on the team)
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
batting order, lineup, card - (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat; "the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate"
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WEST BOYLSTON - Shane Sampson hasn't had the most memorable baseball season thus far, as a wrist injury has forced him to be the team's designated hitter and a midseason slump moved him from his typical cleanup position to sixth in the order.
5 million; working with the wind-energy industry and the military to map where tall wind turbines can be erected without encroaching on low-level flight corridors; and turning one of his staff positions into an illegal-dumping cleanup position that has collected more than 150 tons of garbage over the past year.
2 hole and, down the line, Garret Anderson in the cleanup position.