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Three Up, Three Down: Bad teams get off to good starts

Welcome to the very first edition of "Three Up, Three Down" – your weekly catchup of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.If your team is in the "Up" section, then rejoice! If you're team is in the "Down" section, just...
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2016 Angels Preview: Cliff Pennington

For as horrific as the bench (and left field) was for the Angels last season, they still finished only one game behind Houston for a playoff berth. Taylor Featherston was the primary utility infielder and he has since been designated for assignment—that should tell you how much the Angels valued him. Featherston is a nice defensive player but he’s only slightly better than a...
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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Angels end free-agent drought, sign Cliff Pennington

The Los Angeles Angels did something Tuesday afternoon they haven’t done since November 27, 2013: They signed an MLB free agent to a multi-year contract. It seems absurd that it’s been nearly two calendar years since the team widely regarded as a big spender* on the open market last put money down on a free agent (Joe Smith). I guess Jerry Dipoto just got so into his trades,...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Pennington Might Have a Career On the Mound

Cliff Pennington is known to possess many things. First, his name, a mix of post-war American automobile repair man and British countryside retreat; second, a yearly salary of no small consequence which allows him a large home and garage outfitted with fine automobiles, if he so chooses; and third, a slightly above replacement-level bat and glove that have afforded him between...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Infielder Cliff Pennington Pitches, Is Lone Highlight For Blue Jays (Video)

Maybe the Toronto Blue Jays should have given Cliff Pennington the start Tuesday in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. The Blue Jays infielder was the lone Toronto “highlight” of the Kansas City Royals’ 14-2 win. It wasn’t for anything Pennington did in the field or at the plate, though, as he made big league history on the mound. Pennington is believed to...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

More dealin': Jays acquire infielder Pennington from D-backs

  The Toronto Blue Jays have boosted their infield depth, acquiring Cliff Pennington and cash from the Arizona Diamondbacks for a minor leaguer. The playoff-contending Blue Jays sent shortstop Dawel Lugo to Arizona. The trade was announced during Toronto's game Saturday at Yankee Stadium. The 31-year-old Pennington hit .237 with one home run and 10 RBI in 72 games for Arizona. The...
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August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

How Arizona Diamondbacks Cliff Pennington Turned a Bunt into a Triple

Not too long ago the New York Yankees helped Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa get an inside-the--park home run (officially ruled a double) by misplaying a routine pop fly in the outfield. As it turns out, the Yankees are not the only generous ones. Saturday Arizona D-Backs short stop Cliff Pennington got a little help turning a routine bunt in to a two-RBI triple.It looks like...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs activate Pennington, send Schultz to Reno

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have reinstated infielder Cliff Pennington from the 15-day disabled list (sprained left thumb) and optioned right-handed pitcher Bo Schultz to Triple-A Reno. Pennington, 30, hit .406 (13 for 32) in nine rehab games with Triple-A Reno and Rookie AZL D-backs. He was hitting .243 in 74 at-bats when he was placed on the disabled list. Schultz had a7.88 ERA...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs recall Gregorius, put Pennington on DL

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have called up infielder Didi Gregorius from Triple-A Reno and placed infielder Cliff Pennington on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained ligament in his left thumb. Gregorius, the D-backs' starting shortstop for most of the 2013 season, was sent to Reno after being beaten out for the starting job by Chris Owings during spring training. He was hitting...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs value Pennington's versatility, late-game heroics

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks shortstop Cliff Pennington somehow found his way to the plate so many times in late-game situations last season it became a running joke with teammates. "Guys on the team are like 'Oh, well, you're going to get a hit now that it's extra innings,'" Pennington said. Jokes aside, Pennington tended to come up big in those spots. While balancing a utility infield...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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