Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI 3 Months

Cliff Pennington (thumb) finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his return to action Sunday.

Pennington had been out since last Wednesday with a jammed left thumb. The veteran utility infielder is batting just .243/.325/.324 in 33 games this season.

Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI 3 Months

Cliff Pennington returned to action on Sunday June 1.

Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI 3 Months

Cliff Pennington was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup with a minor left thumb injury.

The thumb got hurt when Everth Cabrera slid into second base in the first inning of Tuesday's game. Pennington will take the day, but it doesn't sound like he'll miss any significant time. Chris Ownings was inserted into the lineup in Pennington's place on Wednesday.

Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI 5 Months

Cliff Pennington had a big day at the plate against the Dodgers on Wednesday, going 3-for-3 with two runs batted in.

Pennington finished a homer short of the cycle. He drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second and tripled home a run in the sixth. Pennington is hoping to make the team as a back-up infielder. He doesn't offer much for fantasy purposes when he's not playing every day.

Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI 12 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 Jul 04 '13

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 May 02 '13

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 Apr 13 '13

Cliff Pennington was ejected from Saturday's game against the Dodgers for arguing a called third strike.

Pennington slammed his bat on the plate, causing it to splinter. He's batting .238/.313/.262 on the season.

Cliff Pennington 2B/SS ARI Apr 04 '13

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.