CLIFF PENNINGTON RUMORS

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...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs game report: Wednesday, March 12

Diamondbacks 9, Dodgers 2 Game recap: Cliff Pennington had three hits and was a home run short of the cycle when the D-backs handled the Los Angeles Dodgers in their last meeting before they open the regular season in Sydney, Australia, with a two-game series March 22-23. Pennington drove in two runs, one with a sacrifice fly. Didi Gregorius had three singles and an RBI as the D...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cliff Pennington’s facial expressions as he ran the D-Backs out of the winning run made my day

Bottom of the ninth after entering the game as a pinch-runner is an awesome time to get thrown out at home hesitating three times on a blocked pitch.
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Skaggs, Pennington fuel D-Backs doubleheader sweep over Rangers

It was quite the Memorial Day for the Arizona Diamondbacks. They were able to sweep the first ever day/night doubleheader at Chase Field against the Texas Rangers, winning the first game 5-3 and knocking off the Rangers in dramatic fashion in the second game, 5-4.
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

'Fun' ending to D-backs' longest home game

PHOENIX -- More than five hours and 513 pitches later, Cliff Pennington had mud his his hair and a bubble gum container over his head. He even kind of liked it. Penningtons run-scoring single with one out in the 16th inning Wednesday beat gave the Diamondbacks a 10-9 win over the Cardinals in the longest game in Chase Field history at five hours and 32 minutes, and it led to some...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs' Pennington hits the ground running

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Cliff Pennington was on first base in an early spring training game when Jason Kubel came to the plate. The pitcher had a slowish delivery to the plate, so second base was there to be stolen. But Pennington did not budge, giving Kubel a wider hole to hit through. Ten days into his first spring training with his new team, Pennington seemed right at home. New Diamondbacks...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

A’s second baseman Cliff Pennington named ‘Creator of the One-Man Dog Pile’ (photo)

The Oakland Athletics narrowly avoided elimination from the MLB playoffs by the slimmest of margins, staging an incredible comeback against the Detroit Tigers by storming back with three runs in the bottom of 9th inning for a thrilling and improbable 4-3 win. By doing so, the A’s tied the ALDS series at two games apiece and [...]
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

A's activate shortstop Pennington

The Oakland Athletics activated shortstop Cliff Pennington from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. He had been out since July 20 because of left elbow tendinitis. Pennington was not in the starting lineup for the A's on Tuesday, however. He is hitting just .197 in 82 games, with three home runs and 16 RBIs. Plus, he was only 4-for-48 over his last 17 games. Pennington...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

A's put shortstop Pennington on DL

The Oakland A's placed shortstop Cliff Pennington on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow tendinitis, the club announced Friday. Pennington is batting .197 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 82 games for Oakland. Infielder Eric Sogard was recalled from Class AAA Sacramento to take Pennington's spot on the 25-man roster. Sogard is hitting .145 with two home runs and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss
IN THE LINE OF FIRE

Rays ballboy saves bullpen catcher with backhand grab

On Saturday, a Tampa Bay Rays ballboy made a great play to save a bullpen catcher from being nailed in the back by a line drive. Your browser does not support iframes. Oakland A's shortstop Cliff Pennington hit the line drive, which bounced once and would have hit the bullpen catcher had it not been for the ballboy who snatched it up at the last minute with a backhand grab...
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May 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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