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Cliff Pennington | Second Baseman | #7

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (21) / OAK
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Angels activated INF Cliff Pennington from the 60-day disabled list.
Pennington wound up missing two months with a severe left hamstring strain. He hit the ball well on his minor league rehab assignment, but there's little hope of the 32-year-old infielder providing significant fantasy value. Pennington stands as a .246/.314/.345 career major league hitter. Aug 2 - 6:30 PM

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Angels transferred INF Cliff Pennington from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Juan Graterol on the 40-man roster. Pennington has been out since May 31 with a left hamstring strain and can now be ruled out until at least July 31.
Jul 18 - 7:06 PM

Cliff Pennington (hamstring) is not yet game-ready.

A recent MRI confirmed that Pennington's left hamstring is healing, but it's unclear when he'll begin a rehab assignment. He's been fully participating in baseball activities.
Jul 10 - 10:37 AM

Cliff Pennington (hamstring) ran the bases on Saturday.

Pennington is nearing a rehab assignment. The veteran infielder has missed a good chunk of the season with a pair of hamstring injuries.
Jun 26 - 10:11 AM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that Cliff Pennington (hamstring) is still "a ways away."

Scioscia said that Pennington is just beginning some "very low level" baseball activity, so a return isn't imminent. The veteran infielder has been sidelined since the end of May after aggravating a left hamstring strain.
Jun 20 - 8:57 PM

Angels placed 2B Cliff Pennington on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Pennington had to be lifted from Tuesday's game against the Tigers when he tweaked his hamstring on an infield single in the seventh inning. The veteran second baseman just spent two weeks on the disabled list with a hamstring injury (activated from the disabled list on May 29), making this re-aggravation a frustrating development for his 2016 season.
Jun 1 - 4:54 PM

Cliff Pennington is expected to be placed back on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Pennington just returned from the DL on Sunday, but he reaggravated his hamstring Tuesday while legging out a bunt single in the bottom of the seventh. The infielder is probably going to be out until mid-June.
Jun 1 - 8:50 AM

Cliff Pennington left Tuesday's game against the Tigers after appearing to aggravate his left hamstring.

Pennington just spent 15 days on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain, and it looks like he might be headed back there. He suffered the re-injury while legging an infield single in the bottom of the seventh.
Jun 1 - 12:56 AM

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

He missed the minimum amount of time with a strained hamstring. Pennington will play pretty regularly until Andrelton Simmons (thumb) returns.
May 29 - 8:14 AM

Cliff Pennington (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday, the first day he's eligible.

It's not a surprise, as Pennington resumed running less than a week after straining his hamstring. He'll be in line for regular at-bats once activated with Andrelton Simmons (thumb) on the shelf.
May 22 - 2:32 PM

Cliff Pennington (hamstring) did some running on Thursday.

Pennington is a week removed from a left hamstring strain. "I think he feels a lot more comfortable right now," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. It's unclear whether Pennington will require a rehab assignment before being activated, but he's making progress.
May 20 - 9:39 AM

Angels placed INF Cliff Pennington (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Pennington left Thursday's game with a strained left hamstring and needs a couple of weeks to get healthy. The veteran infielder remains a useful big-league player due to his glove, but he's hitting .217/.294/.370 in 53 plate appearances and hasn't hit above .260 since 2011.
May 13 - 10:19 PM

Cliff Pennington left Thursday's game with a cramp in his left hamstring.

Pennington expects to be fine, although it wouldn't be a surprise if he's unavailable for a few days. "It definitely feels much better now than it did a couple hours ago," Pennington said after the game.
May 13 - 11:27 AM

Cliff Pennington started just his fifth game all year and launched a solo homer in Saturday's win over the Mariners.

Pennington got the Angels on the board on Saturday with his solo homer off Felix Hernandez, leading off the third inning. He's a useful utility guy who can competently slot in across the infield, but any offense whatsoever is just gravy. The 31-year-old hit just .210/.298/.281 a year ago and his current .211/.286/.526 slash line isn't much different, regardless of the momentary power blip.
Apr 24 - 1:23 AM

Angels signed INF/OF Cliff Pennington to a two-year, $3.75 million contract.

Pennington's contract also contains performance bonuses. While he hasn't been a regular starter since 2012, when he hit .215/.278/.311 in 418 at-bats with the A's, the 31-year-old is the baseball equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife in the field. He played a whopping four different positions between the Diamondbacks and the Blue Jays in 2015. Unfortunately, he didn't acquit himself so well at the plate. Pennington had just 44 hits in 210 at-bats (.209) with three homers and 21 RBI. Still, the versatility is nice.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 06:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
3Carlos Perez
4Juan Graterol
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Kaleb Cowart
2Cliff Pennington
3Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Nick Buss
2Shane Robinson
3Rafael Ortega
4Ji-Man Choi
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Matt Shoemaker
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Skaggs
5Alex Meyer
6Garrett Richards
7Nick Tropeano
8Andrew Heaney
9C.J. Wilson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Andrew Bailey
2J.C. Ramirez
3Deolis Guerra
4Jose Alvarez
5Mike Morin
6Jose Valdez
7Huston Street
8Cam Bedrosian
9Cory Rasmus
10Jhoulys Chacin
11Cody Ege
12Brett Oberholtzer
13A.J. Achter
14Daniel Wright