utility player


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utility player

n
(General Sporting Terms) sport a player who is capable of playing competently in any of several positions
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The addition of a utility player is part of the significant business the Blues still hope to do before the summer transfer window shuts.
In the National League in particular, where pitchers are removed for pinch-hitters in crucial moments, a reliable utility player can be worth his weight in lineup cards.
Arguably the best utility player of all time was Billy Goodman, who was as versatile as Holt and is the only utility man to win a batting title.
Utility player Richard Whiting is expected to take Tansey's full-back spot when Hull kick off the new season with a derby against Hull KR at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday.
The former Ibrox utility player, 26, insists he can be a key part of Billy Davies' top-flight new boys.
Hillenbrand, who said he wouldn't mind being in the lineup at first base, third or designated hitter and is content with being a utility player, faced more questions about an incident in Toronto last season when he left the team for three days to finish the process for adopting a daughter.
The National League utility player was handed the suspension and ordered to pay pounds 715 costs following a hearing by the Rugby Football League's judiciary in Leeds.
He said: ``Rudi is an experienced utility player and thattopsthe list.
Utility player Scott MacDougall has walked out on the cash-strapped Tynesiders to sign for National League first division side Hull KR.
He follows Nottingham Forest utility player James Perch, 24, into the club.
HERO RETURNS: Former Lindley Swifts utility player, Mark Donaldson, who was a star of the team that stunned the amateur rugby league world with their Yorkshire Cup triumph in 2000, is back at the club as their physiotherapist.
RUGBY LEAGUE: Crusaders have continued their squad re-building with the signing of Australian utility player Rocky Trimarchi from NRL club Wests Tigers.

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