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9 Cliff Pennington 2B
Height/Weight: 5-10/194 | Birthdate: 6/15/1984 | Birthplace: Corpus Christi, TX | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Toronto | College: Texas A&M | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $1,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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SS Cliff Pennington dealt from Diamondbacks to Jays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2015) The Blue Jays have announced that they have acquired infielder Cliff Pennington from the Diamondbacks. They are receiving minor league shortstop Dawel Lugo in return. Toronto will receive cash in the deal as well.

Pennington, who would provide depth for Toronto, owns a slash line of .237/.314/.281 with one home run in 135 at-bats. He spent his first five seasons in the American League with Oakland.


Cliff Pennington replaces David Peralta in left for Diamondbacks


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2015) Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, after 70 starts there this season. 

Cliff Pennington starts in his place for just the second time this season. He previously got the call in left field on June 28. 


Diamondbacks SS Cliff Pennington hits pinch-hit home run


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/19/2015) Diamondbacks shortstop Cliff Pennington hit a solo home run during a pinch-hit opportunity in Saturday's loss to the Giants.

Pennington is hitting .411 with seven hits, a home run and five RBI over his last 17 at-bats.


Cliff Pennington replaces Nick Ahmed in Diamondbacks' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. 

Ahmed has started 68 games at short, including the last five and 16 of the last 17. 

Replacing Ahmed in the lineup is Cliff Pennington, who gets his twelfth start of the year and first since July 3. 


Report: Nationals interested in D-Backs' Aaron Hill, Nick Ahmed


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) The Nationals are looking to bolster their infield by trading with the Diamondbacks, according to a report by Fox Sports' Jon Morosi.

The Nationals have reportedly expressed interest in the D-Backs' middle infield depth. 

Among the infielders vying for playing time in Arizona are Nick Ahmed, Aaron Hill, Chris Owings and Cliff Pennington

Owings (50 starts at second base) and Ahmed (53 at short) are the clearly defined starters for the Diamondabacks. 

At 33, Hill is the oldest of the four infielders. He's started 15 games at second and 19 at third, including starts at each position in the last week. 

Pennington has 10 starts at short, one at third and four at second. He's hitting just .192 this season. 


Diamondbacks' Cliff Pennington snaps 0-for-16 slump


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Diamondbacks infielder Cliff Pennington ended a 0-for-16 slump during Thursday's 7-6 win at Miami. Pennington went 1 for 2 with one RBI, one walk and two runs.

Pennington had an RBI double in the sixth inning, which chased Marlins starting pitcher Mat Latos from the game. It was second RBI of the season.


Yasmany Tomas scratched from D-Backs' lineup with illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Diamondbacks third baseman Yasmany Tomas was a late scratch Friday night because of an illness, reports the team's official website.

Tomas was set to hit fifth before he was scratched. Instead, second baseman Chris Owings will bat fifth, with Cliff Pennington playing third and batting sixth.

Tomas is hitting .288/.344/.322 with eight RBI in 21 appearances.

Arizona is favored (-120) at Philadelphia, per VegasInsider.com.


Diamondbacks reshuffle lineup for Monday's game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) The Diamondbacks have made multiple adjustments to their starting lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals, the team announced. 

Ender Inciarte, Yasmany Tomas and Chris Owings are back in the starting lineup, moving Mark Trumbo, Cliff Pennington and Nick Ahmed to the bench. Trumbo has started four of the last six games for Arizona. 

The Diamondbacks are currently the underdogs (+135) against the Nationals on Monday.


Tuffy Gosewich, Chris Owings, Nick Ahmed out of Diamondbacks' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) The Diamondbacks left three starters out of Saturday's starting lineup. 

Catcher Tuffy Gosewich sits, in place of Jordan Pacheco, who starts his fifth game and bats seventh in the lineup. 

Aaron Hill makes his fifth start of the year at second base, in place of Chris Owings. Hill has started twice in the last four games. He hits sixth in the order. 

Shortstop Nick Ahmed is out of the lineup as well. Cliff Pennington starts ahead of him for the third time this season and hits eighth. 


Diamondbacks move Mark Trumbo to the bench Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Diamondbacks right fielder Mark Trumbo is on the bench for Saturday's game against the Pirates, with Ender Inciarte moving to right field and David Peralta taking over in left, the team announced.

Trumbo had started four consecutive games for Arizona and will get the day off. Also out of the lineup Saturday is Yasmany Tomas, moving Aaron Hill back to third base. Tomas has started two games at third since being called up and is hitting .400 in 10 at-bats. Cliff Pennington also replaces Nick Ahmed at shortstop, who started the last nine games in a row.

The Diamondbacks are currently the underdogs (+120) against Pittsburgh.


Diamondbacks expect to move Yasmany Tomas to outfield


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is bringing Cuban-prospect Yasmany Tomas along slowly. The rookie is slated to start at third base Tuesday and will see more time there in the near future with Jake Lamb going on the disabled list, but Hale believes Tomas' future is in the outfield, according to FOX Sports Arizona.

Tomas is slated to make his first career start Tuesday against the Rangers. Hale also noted Cliff Pennington will see some time at third with the injury to Lamb.


Trumbo, Hill out of starting lineup vs. Dodgers


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/12/2015) With a tough matchup against Dodgers starter Zach Greinke on tap, the Diamondbacks rested both outfielder Mark Trumbo and second baseman Aaron Hill on Sunday. 

Trumbo, who has five hits in 20 at-bats so far this season, will be replaced by Ender Inciarte in right field, while Hill will sit in favor of Cliff Pennington. Pennington is hitless in 11 career at-bats against Greinke. 

The Diamondbacks (+135) are underdogs in the series finale, per VegasInsider.com


Diamondbacks starting Cliff Pennington at shortstop Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is going with Cliff Pennington at shortstop Wednesday over Nick Ahmed, the team announced.

Pennington will make his first start of the season despite making one plate appearance in the first two games of the year. He is hitting .275 with two triples and eight RBI in 116 plate appearances in his career against the Giants.

The Diamondbacks are the favorites (-108) against the Giants.


Diamondbacks avoid arbitration with Cliff Pennington


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2014) The Diamondbacks announced Sunday night they avoided arbitration with infielder Cliff Pennington, agreeing to a one-year deal. Pennington is expected to earn $3.275 million in 2015, according to ESPN.

Report: Diamondbacks will tender SS Cliff Pennington by deadline


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Diamondbacks will tender a contract to shortstop Cliff Pennington prior to the midnight deadline, according to FOX Sports Arizona. Pennington owned a .254/.340/.350 slash line with two homers, 10 RBI and six stolen bases over 201 plate appearances in 2014.

Diamondbacks tender contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Diamondbacks have tendered contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players, per the Arizona Republic on Tuesday. Those players include: Shortstop Cliff Pennington, reliever David Hernandez, starter Jeremy Hellickson, first baseman Mark Trumbo, starter Wade Miley and reliever Addison Reed.

Cliff Pennington leaves the yard in pinch-hit appearance


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Diamondbacks infielder Cliff Pennington added a pinch of power in a pinch-hit appearance Sunday against the Padres.

Pennington launched a solo home run off Dale Thayer in the eighth inning. He finished 1 for 1 with a run scored and an RBI in a 7-4 defeat. He owns a .274/.357/.395 slash line with two homers and 10 RBI over 124 at-bats. His two homers have come over his last nine appearances.

Versatile Cliff Pennington earning starts with Arizona


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Veteran Cliff Pennington has no set position, but Kirk Gibson has found a way to get him into the lineup virtually every day for the Diamondbacks. He has started at second, third and shortstop in the last six games.

Pennington has earned the playing time. He has at least one hit in each of those starts and is 10 for 25 during that stretch with eight runs scored and six walks. His .369 on-base percentage is at its highest point since May 5.


Bo Schultz optioned as Cliff Pennington comes off DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) The Diamondbacks activated infielder Cliff Pennington (thumb) off the 15-day disabled list prior Wednesday's game against the Royals. Pitcher Bo Schultz was optioned to Triple-A Reno to clear a roster spot.

Diamondbacks going with platoon at third base for now


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers has announced that the deal that shipped Martin Prado to the Yankees has Jordan Pacheco and Cliff Pennington set to platoon at third base.

Pacheco will handle the duties until Pennington returns from a thumb injury. He owns a .259/.312/.376 stat line and has yet to go deep this season.


Cliff Pennington begins rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Diamondbacks infielder Cliff Pennington (thumb) began a rehab assignment with the team's Arizona League (rookie) affiliate Saturday. He went 1 for 4 with one walk.

Cliff Pennington has successful thumb surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Diamondbacks shortstop Cliff Pennington underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb, the team announced.

Pennington will be out until at least August, as the team added that he'll be able to resume baseball activity in eight to 10 weeks. He has hit .257/.342/.343 in 70 at-bats.


Cliff Pennington will require surgery on thumb


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Diamondbacks infielder Cliff Pennington will require surgery to repair ligament damage in his left thumb, the Arizona Republic reports Tuesday.

Manager Kirk Gibson said Pennington will miss up to two months as a result of the procedure, though it is not yet clear when he will go under the knife. Pennington was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. 


Diamondbacks place Cliff Pennington on DL


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(6/3/2014) The Diamondbacks put shortstop Cliff Pennington on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained ligament in his left thumb. He's hitting .243 with no homers and six RBI in 74 at-bats.

Cliff Pennington back in the lineup


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(6/1/2014) Diamondbacks shortstop Cliff Pennington was back in the lineup Sunday after missing several games with a thumb injury. Pennington is hitting .257 with six RBI in 70 at-bats.