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Cliff Pennington | Second Baseman | #4

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (21) / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Reds signed INF Cliff Pennington to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
It's a split contract that will pay him a $1.5 million salary if he makes the Reds' major league roster and far less if he is relegated to Triple-A Louisville. Pennington batted just .235/.306/.330 with three home runs over 87 games with the Angels in 2017, but he can play all around the infield defensively. Feb 15 - 12:17 PM

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Cliff Pennington hit a grand slam in the seventh to lead the Angels past the A's 10-8 on Wednesday.

Pennington was used to give Andrelton Simmons a rare day off and shined, delivering his first grand slam in 10 major league seasons to complete a comeback from what had been an 8-3 deficit. Pennington also had a single in the contest. The homer was his third, matching his high total since 2012.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 01:56:00 AM

Cliff Pennington smacked a rare home run Tuesday against the Nationals.

Pennington took Brandon Kintzler deep in the eighth inning in what amounted to the only run the Angels were able to muster. It was the veteran utility player's second home run on the season and just his 35th in over 3,000 plate appearances in the majors.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 09:52:00 PM

Cliff Pennington went 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

Pennington got the start at second base and made the most of it, also walking in the game to reach in all four of his plate appearances. Thursday was the first game this year in which he's scored multiple runs in a game. Through 41 games, the 33-year-old is hitting .253/.333/.299 while playing three different infield spots for the Halos.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 12:51:00 AM

Cliff Pennington belted a solo home run in three at-bats against the Royals.

Pennington connected for a solo homer off of good friend Ian Kennedy to provide the only offense for the Halos. There haven't been many highlights for Pennington since May 12, as he entered play with just seven hits (all singles) over the past 43 at-bats, dropping his average from .275 to .222 since May 13.
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 04:07:00 AM

Cliff Pennington finished 2-for-3 with a walk, run scored and RBI in Wednesday's loss against the Mariners.

Pennington had a solid night at the dish on Wednesday, but his playing time is far too sporadic to warrant fantasy consideration in most formats.
Thu, May 4, 2017 02:47:00 AM

Cliff Pennington went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit, walk-off RBI single to end Sunday's win over the Mariners.

Pennington sat patiently on the bench as the Mariners clawed their way back from a 9-3 ninth-inning deficit before getting a chance to play hero. Pinch-hitting for Andrelton Simmons with two outs in the frame, the veteran infielder notched an RBI single against Mariners closer Edwin Diaz to cap off the Angels' improbable victory.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 07:33:00 PM

Cliff Pennington exited Friday's game against the Padres with right shoulder tightness.

The Angels are calling the veteran infielder day-to-day. Pennington should be ready to play in a few days.
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 03:54:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 06:30:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 07:06:00 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.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 10:37:00 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.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 10:11:00 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.
Mon, Jun 20, 2016 08:57:00 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.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 04:54:00 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.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 08:50:00 AM

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1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Dilson Herrera
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4Brandon Dixon
SS1Jose Peraza
2Alex Blandino
3Phil Gosselin
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Phillip Ervin
3Mason Williams
RF1Scott Schebler
2Jesse Winker
3Patrick Kivlehan
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2Michael Lorenzen
3David Hernandez
4Wandy Peralta
5Jared Hughes
6Austin Brice
7Kevin Shackelford
8Kyle Crockett
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