Blue Jays Acquire Pennington

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired infielder CLIFF PENNINGTON and cash considerations from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league shortstop DAWEL LUGO.

PENNINGTON, 31, is batting .237 this season in 72 games for the Diamondbacks with three doubles, one home run and 10 RBI in 135 at bats. The 5'10", 195lb. switch-hitter is a career .248 hitter with 28 home runs, 200 RBI and 80 stolen bases over eight seasons with the Oakland Athletics (2008-2012) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (2013-2015).   During his career he has appeared in 564 games at shortstop, 106 at second, 31 at third base and five in the outfield.