Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI 6 Months
Cliff Pennington will be away from the Diamondbacks all week for the birth of his second child.
Pennington flew home from the Diamondbacks' road trip on Sunday and won't return to action until Friday night's series opener against the Rockies in Arizona. The 29-year-old infielder is hitting .235/.306/.296.
Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI 8 Months
Cliff Pennington went 2-for-7 with a go-ahead RBI single in a 5-4 win over the Mets in 15 innings on Thursday.
The Mets got game-tying home runs in both the 13th and 14th innings, but Pennington's RBI single off Scott Rice in the 15th put the Diamondbacks ahead for good. It was his first RBI since June 15. The 29-year-old infielder is batting just .230/.297/.290 in 61 games this season and should be ignored in most fantasy leagues.
Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI 10 Months
Cliff Pennington had a three-run homer and an RBI double in a losing cause Wednesday against the Giants.
Pennington had a .205 average and three RBI this season before busting out tonight. He's in line to have his playing time reduced when Didi Gregorius returns from a concussion, but now that he's swinging better, he could get some playing time at second base.
Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI 11 Months
Cliff Pennington's single off Cardinals' reliever Fernando Salas scored Jason Kubel to send the Diamondbacks to a 10-9, 16th-inning victory Wednesday, the longest contest in Chase Field history.
The game-winner was Pennington's third hit of the game. He also walked twice in eight plate appearances Wednesday. The 28-year-old didn't enter the contest favored to play hero after going 0-for-8 at the dish over the first two games of the season. Pennington's got a great glove, but not much bat, entering Opening day a .249/.313/.356 career batter who limped to a .589 OPS in 2012.
Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI Jan 22 '13
Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with SS Cliff Pennington by agreeing to a two-year, $5 million contract.
The deal buys out Pennington's first two arbitration years. Pennington offers solid defense at shortstop, he's just a .249/.313/.356 career hitter and sported an ugly .589 OPS last season. The 28-year-old will compete with Didi Gregorius for the starting job at short this spring.
Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI Jan 22 '13
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Diamondbacks are discussing a two-year deal with Cliff Pennington's agent.
The two sides were $1 million apart when arbitration figures were exchanged last week, but it sounds like Arizona would prefer to buy out the shortstop's first two arbitration years. Pennington will compete with Didi Gregorius for the starting job at short this spring.
Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI Jan 18 '13
Cliff Pennington requested $2.8 million and was offered $1.8 million from the Diamondbacks when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.
Pennington seems slated to earn somewhere in the neighborhood of $2.3 million in his debut season with the D'Backs. With the recent acquisition of Didi Gregorius, the light-hitting Pennington will have to earn the starting shortstop position this spring.
Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI Oct 20 '12
Diamondbacks acquired INFs Cliff Pennington and Yordy Cabrera from the Athletics for OF Chris Young.
Pennington solves the Diamondbacks' problem at shortstop for 2013. He's far from a strong hitter, but the 28-year-old plays good defense and should see significant offensive improvement moving from the O.Co Coliseum to Chase Field. Pennington is arbitration-eligible this winter.
Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI Sep 23 '12
Cliff Pennington went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Yankees.
A rare big day at the plate for the light-hitting infielder. Pennington's two-run blast in the second extended the A's lead to 3-0, and his RBI single in the sixth put the team ahead for good. He's now batting .219 for the season.