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Outfield Assists - OFA

What is Outfield Assists - OFA?

A defensive baseball statistic that is recorded when an outfielder touches or throws a ball in play that results in a put out, or would have resulted in an out despite an error.

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An outfield assist is recorded even if contact with the outfielder was unintentional (such as a ball deflecting off the leg of a center-fielder), as long as the result is a put out. One is the maximum number of outfield assists a player can be credited with per play. Outfield assists often occur during the course of an attempted sacrifice fly, as the outfielder catches the ball and relays it to the defensive player covering a base.

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