Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
2 days ago

Pennington (illness) is back in the lineup for Sunday's Cactus League game against the Athletics, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pennington had been recovering from flu-like symptoms over the last few days, but he'll be back in action at second base Sunday. The veteran infielder is competing for a utility role with the Angels, but even if he makes the Opening Day roster, don't expect him to see enough at-bats to make much of an impact in the fantasy realm.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
6 days ago

Pennington is dealing with flu-like symptoms, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unknown whether the illness has set him back at all in spring training, but it's likely nothing too serious at this point. Pennington hit just .209 in 74 games with the Angels last season and is likely to serve as a reserve infielder this season behind Andrelton Simmons and Danny Espinosa. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
3 weeks ago

Pennington looks to be the primary back middle infielder for the Angels again this season, the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pennington served as a backup at both second and short last season, batting .209 with three homers and 10 RBI in 188 plate appearances. Those numbers are lacking for a major league bat, but his solid defense down the middle will keep him in the conversation for acting as a backup to Andrelton Simmons and Danny Espinosa.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
6 months ago

Pennington is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

This will be the third time in the last four games that Pennington has taken a seat, as Kaleb Cowart will now have started at the keystone in back-to-back contests. Pennington's August performance at the plate hasn't done him many favors -- he has just one base hit in his last six games, and is just 9-for-56 on the month, striking out 23 times.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
6 months ago

Pennington is not in the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pennington has become the preferred option at second base, starting five of the previous six games, but his struggles at the plate this season (.227 average) could loosen his grip on a regular role. Gregorio Petit will get the call at the keystone Thursday and bat ninth.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
7 months ago

Pennington went 2-for-4 with a home run during Thursday's loss to the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a lost season for Pennington as this was just his eighth game back since a hamstring injury sidelined him in late May. In 87 plate appearances, the 32-year-old is hitting .244 with three home runs and eight RBI.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
7 months ago

Pennington (hamstring) was officially activated from the DL on Tuesday, Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pennington has been out since late May, and will return to the club prior to their game against the A's on Tuesday. He will take the roster spot of the recently traded Joe Smith, and figures to serve as a backup infielder.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
7 months ago

Pennington (hamstring) will be activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pennington has fully recovered from the hamstring injury that has kept him out since late May, but it looks like the Angels will wait for Monday's trade deadline to pass before activating the shortstop and thereby adding him to the 40-man roster. Once he rejoins the club, Pennington figures to serve in a backup capacity at multiple infield spots.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
7 months ago

Pennington has been shifted to the 60-day disabled list, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pennington was expected to return around the All-Star break, but considering he has yet to make a rehab appearance, he's likely still a couple weeks away. He now won't be eligible to make his return until early August.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
9 months ago

Pennington (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a tough development for Pennington as the veteran infielder had played just three games since returning from a hamstring injury before heading back to the DL. The Angels purchased Brendan Ryan's contract in a corresponding move Wednesday to replace Pennington up the middle. However, the Angels will likely use a combination of Johnny Giavotella and Gregorio Petit as their double play combo the majority of the time in Pennington's absence.