Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
7 days ago

Pennington entered Friday's game after Yunel Escobar went down with a non-contact injury. He went 0-for-3 in a loss to Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

It is still unclear what exactly caused Escobar to leave Friday's contest, but Pennington should be the main beneficiary of playing time should the Angels' third baseman miss any time. The 32-year-old has struggled as a backup this season (.182/.357/.182), but with a little bit of pop and speed, he could get some deep-league looks as a middle infielder if Escobar hits the disabled list.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
2 weeks ago

Pennington got a spot-start at short Sunday, going 1-for-3 in a loss to the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Sunday's start was Pennington's first of the season. With neither of the Angels' middle infielders being affected by splits, the veteran infielder will only see starts on scheduled rest days this season.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
1 month ago

Pennington (shoulder) is back in the Angels' lineup Thursday, The Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pennington has been held out of action for the past week with a minor shoulder injury. The veteran infielder said that he is feeling fine now, and his appearance in Thursday's starting lineup confirms that statement. Assuming he doesn't suffer a setback, Pennington should make the Opening Day roster as a backup infielder.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
2 months ago

Pennington exited Friday's Cactus League game for precautionary reasons after experiencing right shoulder tightness, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pennington only played through the first inning before he was replaced at second base by Matt Williams. Consider him day-to-day for now, but look for updates in the near future regarding his status.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS LAA
2 months 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
2 months 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 months 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
8 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
8 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
9 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.