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Cliff Pennington | Shortstop

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 194
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Blue Jays acquired INF Cliff Pennington and cash considerations from the Diamondbacks for INF Dawel Lugo.
The veteran infielder will provide depth in the middle infield for the Blue Jays as Devon Travis continues to struggle in his recovery from a shoulder injury. Better known for his glove work, Pennington was hitting just .237/.314/.281 in 135 at-bats with the Diamondbacks. Aug 8 - 2:55 PM

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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Blue Jays have agreed to a deal to acquire Cliff Pennington from the Diamondbacks.

With Devon Travis taking longer than expected to recover from his shoulder injury, adding depth in the infield certainly makes sense. The 31-year-old is hitting .237/.314/.281 with one homer and 10 RBI in 135 at-bats on the season.
Aug 8 - 1:53 PM

Cliff Pennington delivered a game-tying single in the sixth and a game-ending sac fly in the 10th as the Diamondbacks topped the Rockies 4-3 on Friday.

Pennington remains a fine utilityman, but the Diamondbacks haven't gotten a ton of use from him this year with Nick Ahmed playing well at short and Aaron Hill acting as the primary fallback at second and third. The runs batted in he collected tonight were just his sixth and seventh of the season, and it was also only his second multihit game.
Jul 4 - 1:58 AM

Cliff Pennington was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a personal issue.

There's no word yet on how long he might be away. Nick Ahmed took Pennington's spot in the lineup.
Mar 6 - 2:21 PM

Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with INF Cliff Pennington by agreeing to a one-year, $3.275 million contract.

The veteran infielder slashed .254/.340/.350 with a pair of homers and 10 RBI in 68 contests with the Diamondbacks in 2014. He'll reprise his utility role in 2014, serving as a fill-in option at shortstop, second base and third base.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:04:00 PM

Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Tuesday that he plans to tender a contract to Cliff Pennington.

Pennington is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter after recently finishing a two-year, $5 million contract. The 30-year-old batted .254/.340/.350 with two home runs and 10 RBI over 68 games this season and Stewart still considers him a useful piece for the infield.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 03:02:00 PM

Cliff Pennington had the only two hits for the Diamondbacks Sunday, going 2-for-3 in a loss to the Cardinals.

Pennington's two singles were all the Diamondbacks could muster against a slew of pitchers near the end of the Cardinals' roster. A left thumb injury cost Pennington two months, and the shortstop finishes the year batting .254 with six stolen bases.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 08:28:00 PM

Cliff Pennington went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's win over the Marlins.

It was his first home run since May 1, 2013. The 30-year-old is hitting .360 (9-for-25) since returning from thumb surgery, but he's strictly an NL-only play in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:36:00 PM

Diamondbacks activated INF Cliff Pennington from the 15-day disabled list.

Pennington missed over two months following early-June surgery to repair a sprained ligament in his left thumb. He will serve as infield depth down the stretch.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 04:56:00 PM

Cliff Pennington (thumb) began a rehab assignment with the Arizona League Diamondbacks on Saturday.

He shouldn't need too many rehab games before being activated. Pennington has been on the shelf for nearly two months with a sprained ligament in his left thumb.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 09:37:00 AM

Cliff Pennington needs surgery to repair a sprained ligament in his left thumb and is expected to be sidelined for two months.

Pennington initially suffered the injury last week and was finally put on the DL Tuesday when he didn't experience any improvement. Didi Gregorius took his place on the active roster.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 08:02:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed INF Cliff Pennington on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained ligament in his left thumb.

Pennington initially injured the thumb last week, but hasn't seen much improvement over the past few days. The Diamondbacks have called up Didi Gregorius to take his place on the active roster.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 12:24:00 PM

Cliff Pennington (thumb) finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his return to action Sunday.

Pennington had been out since last Wednesday with a jammed left thumb. The veteran utility infielder is batting just .243/.325/.324 in 33 games this season.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 08:15:00 AM

Cliff Pennington was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup with a minor left thumb injury.

The thumb got hurt when Everth Cabrera slid into second base in the first inning of Tuesday's game. Pennington will take the day, but it doesn't sound like he'll miss any significant time. Chris Ownings was inserted into the lineup in Pennington's place on Wednesday.
Wed, May 28, 2014 06:25:00 PM

Cliff Pennington had a big day at the plate against the Dodgers on Wednesday, going 3-for-3 with two runs batted in.

Pennington finished a homer short of the cycle. He drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second and tripled home a run in the sixth. Pennington is hoping to make the team as a back-up infielder. He doesn't offer much for fantasy purposes when he's not playing every day.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 06:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
3Maicer Izturis
4Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Ben Revere
2Chris Colabello
3Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Marco Estrada
5Drew Hutchison
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Aaron Sanchez
3Brett Cecil
4Mark Lowe
5LaTroy Hawkins
6Liam Hendriks
7Bo Schultz
8Aaron Loup
9Jeff Francis
10Ryan Tepera