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The Blue Jays are "cautiously optimistic" that Troy Tulowitzki will be able to return from a crack in his left shoulder blade in approximately two to three weeks.
The Blue Jays officially added middle infielder Cliff Pennington to their 25-man roster and optioned Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday morning.
|2010||29||12th in AL|
|2010||8||4th in AL|
|2010||156||15th in AL|
|2011||9||11th in AL|
|2012||6||17th in AL|
|August 9, 2015||Toronto Blue Jays activated SS Cliff Pennington.|
|August 8, 2015||Arizona Diamondbacks traded SS Cliff Pennington and cash to Toronto Blue Jays for SS Dawel Lugo.|
|August 6, 2014||Arizona Diamondbacks activated SS Cliff Pennington from the 15-day disabled list.|
|August 2, 2014||AZL D-backs sent SS Cliff Pennington on a rehab assignment to Reno Aces.|
|July 26, 2014||Arizona Diamondbacks sent SS Cliff Pennington on a rehab assignment to AZL D-backs.|
|June 3, 2014||Arizona Diamondbacks placed SS Cliff Pennington on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 2, 2014. Left thumb sprain|
|October 20, 2012||Arizona Diamondbacks traded CF Chris Young to Oakland Athletics for SS Cliff Pennington, Yordy Cabrera and Yordy Cabrera.|
|August 7, 2012||Cliff Pennington roster status changed by Oakland Athletics.|
|August 3, 2012||sent SS Cliff Pennington on a rehab assignment to Sacramento River Cats.|
|July 20, 2012||Oakland Athletics placed SS Cliff Pennington on the 15-day disabled list. left elbow tendinitis|
|July 31, 2009||Oakland Athletics recalled SS Cliff Pennington from Sacramento River Cats.|
Clifton Randolph Pennington... Married to Missy…has two sons, Brady and Hudson... Attended Texas A&M University…hit .345 with 115 RBI and 53 stolen bases in three years with the Aggies…named to Baseball America's Third-Team All-American as a junior in 2005 and was an All-Big 12 selection... Graduated from Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, Texas... Signed by Blake Davis (A's).2014
Batted .254 (45-for-177) with five doubles, three triples, two home runs and 10 RBI in 68 games for Arizona... Missed over two months due to a left thumb injury... Appeared in 23 games at shortstop, 18 at second base and 8 at third, posting a combined .989 fielding pct. (2 E in 186 TC)... Hit .265 (13-for-49) as a right-handed hitter, the best mark of his career (.247 in 2013)... Set a career high with four runs scored on Aug. 9 vs. Rockies...Hit his first career pinch-hit homer on Aug. 24 vs. Padres... On 15-day disabled list from June 3-Aug. 6 with a sprained left thumb... Visited the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on Aug. 20.2013
Appeared in 96 games in his fi rst season with the D-backs and hit .242 (65-for-269) with 13 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 18 RBI... Played 51 games at shortstop, 29 at second base and 2 at third…combined for a .975 (8 E) fi elding percentage... Hit .529 (9-for-17) with 3 RBI in extra innings... Recorded a walk-off single in the 16th inning on April 3 vs. Cardinals and ninth on May 27 vs. Rangers (Game 2)... Received his fi rst career ejection on April 13 vs. Dodgers... Tied a club record with 5 walks on Aug. 24 @ Phillies.2012 Appeared in 125 games with Oakland, hitting .215 (90- for-418) with 18 doubles, 6 home runs and 28 RBI...Combined to post a .981 fielding percentage (11 E in 585 TC) in 93 games at shortstop and 32 at second base...his career-best .979 mark at shortstop (9 E in 431 TC) was the highest by an A's player (min. 90 games) since Mike Bordick in 1995 (.983)...Grounded into just 1 double play in 63 situations, the second-lowest percentage (1.6) in the American League behind the White Sox' Alejandro De Aza (1.5)...since 1940 when GIDP became an official stat, the 1 GIDP was the fewest in Athletics history (min. 400 at-bats)...On disabled list from July 20-Aug. 7 with left elbow tendinitis, including 3 rehab games with Triple-A Sacramento...Batted .295 (26-for-88) over his final 28 games and .267 since moving to second base following the Stephen Drew trade on Aug. 20...POSTSEASON: Hit .286 (4-for-14) with 1 RBI in 5 ALDS games vs. Detroit. 2011 Improved on his numbers from a year ago, as he hit .264 with eight home runs and 58 RBI in 148 games after batting .250 with six home runs and 46 RBI in 156 games in 2010...had career highs in hits (136), home runs, RBI, at-bats (515), strikeouts (104) and caught stealing (9)...matched his high in doubles (26)...led the A's in games played and sacrifice hits (8)...his .264 batting average was the highest among Oakland qualifiers, but it was the lowest mark by a team-leader in Oakland history...the previous low was .267 by Rickey Henderson in 1982...it was the lowest mark by an A's team leader since Bobby Estalella hit .259 for the 1943 Philadelphia A's...ranked fifth in the American League with a .348 batting average with runners in scoring position...that included a .286 mark before the All-Star Break and .423 after the break... grounded into just five double plays and his average of 103.0 at-bats per GIDP was second best in the AL... was successful in just 14-of-23 (60.9%) stolen base attempts, which was the lowest percentage in the AL and tied for third lowest in the majors...it was the lowest mark by an Athletic since Mike Bordick went 10-for-20 (50.0%) in 1993...was batting .235 with three home runs and 23 RBI in 88 games at the All-Star Break...then hit .303 with five home runs and 35 RBI in 60 games after the break...slugged .306 before the break, .452 after the break...has hit 12 of his 18 career home runs after the break...the switch-hitter batted .270 against left-handed pitching compared to .262 against right-handers...his career numbers are .258 (94-for-365) against lefties, .260 (251-for-965) against righties...hit seven of his eight home runs off right-handed pitching...batted .237 in Oakland, .293 on the road...stole 11 of his 14 bases on the road... batted .228 with the bases empty, compared to .320 with runners on base...six of his eight home runs came with runners on (three two-run, three three-run), as have 11 of his 18 career home runs (six two-run, five three-run)...was 4-for-8 (.500) with nine RBI with the bases loaded...started games in every spot in the order except fourth and fifth...hit .285 with five home runs and 25 RBI in 77 games batting ninth... ranked second among AL number nine hitters in RBI and fourth in batting...hit .216 when leading off an inning...with 104 strikeouts and eight home runs, he is just the fifth player in Athletics history with 100 or more strikeouts and fewer than 10 home runs in a season (Green, 1966; Monday, 1968; Christenson, 1998; Hannahan, 2008)...batted .172 in interleague play after hitting .396 against the National League in 2010...committed 22 errors, which was second most among AL shortstops...his .964 fielding percentage was second lowest in the AL and the lowest by an A's shortstop since Alfredo Griffin had a .963 fielding percentage in 1987.
OAKLAND: Walked a career-high three times in the second game of the season, April 6 against Seattle... hit .214 over his first 18 games through April 23...then went 16-for-47 (.340) over his next 13 games from April 24 to May 8...established career-highs with four hits and four RBI April 27 at Tampa Bay and matched his best with two doubles...had another four-hit game July 1 at Baltimore...had a streak of 13 consecutive stolen bases without a caught stealing from May 17 to Aug. 4...at the time, it was the longest streak by an Athletic since Rickey Henderson had 15 consecutive steals from July 22 to Aug. 19, 1998...went 11-for-92 (.120) over a 25-game stretch from May 11 to June 9...that included a career long 0-for-27 streak from May 22 to June 1...snapped the hitless streak with a second-inning bunt single June 2 at Boston...then hit .414 (41-for-99) over a 31-game stretch from June 10 to July 19, which was the second best mark in the majors over that span (Hamilton, TEX .434)...scored a careerhigh three runs June 15 at Chicago (NL)...batted .338 in June, which was the best month of his career... his previous best was a .313 mark in Sept., 2009...was batting .271 in 88 games through July 19 and then hit .220 over his final 68 contests, somewhat hampered by an injured left shoulder that required surgery following the season...had his second career two-steal game, Aug. 4 against Kansas City...also stole two bases Sept. 27 at Los Angeles...his home run Sept. 3 against Los Angeles was his first since April 27 at Tampa Bay, a 105-game homerless streak...it was the third longest homerless streak by an Athletic over the last 14 years...committed an error in back-to-back games Sept. 20 and 21, the fifth time he made an error in consecutive games.2009 Began the season at Triple-A Sacramento but was promoted to Oakland July 31 following the Orlando Cabrera trade...started 60 of the A's final 61 games at shortstop...was hitting .264 with three home runs, 40 RBI and 27 stolen bases in 99 games with Sacramento when the A's called and went on to bat .279 with four home runs, 21 RBI and seven stolen bases in 60 games with Oakland...the switch hitter batted .307 (47 for 153) against right-handed pitching and .200 (11 for 55) against left-handers...now has a .280 (60 for 214) career average against righties and .237 (22 for 93) against lefties...also had a .340 batting average when leading off an inning, .333 during day games and .317 on the road...now has a .295 (46 for 156) career average on the road compared to .238 (36 for 151) in the Coliseum... did not commit an error in his first 32 games at shortstop, giving him a 35-game errorless streak dating back to 2008...that equaled the fifth longest errorless streak by a shortstop in Oakland history and was the longest since Rafael Bournigal had a 41-game streak from Sept. 21, 1997 to Sept. 18, 1998...then made eight errors over his final 28 games and finished with a .971 fielding percentage...the A's won all four games in which he homered...made a team-leading 55 starts hitting ninth with his other five starts batting eighth...his .295 batting average in the nine spot was second best in the American League (min. 150 PA)...hit .309 with three of his four home runs against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game and .217 after that. 2008 Began the season at Double-A Midland but finished it in Oakland where he started each of the A's final 19 games...was selected by the A's Aug. 12 and went 6 for 35 (.171) with two walks and two RBI over his first 17 games...then started at shortstop Sept. 8 at Detroit and hit .281 with seven RBI and 11 walks (.397 on-base percentage) over his final 19 games, all starts...four of those starts came at shortstop and 15 came at second base, including each of the last 10...batted .242 with no home runs and nine RBI in 36 games overall in his Major League debut...the switch-hitter batted .289 against left-handed pitchers and .213 against right-handers...12 of his 13 walks came against right-handers...hit .293 during the day and .207 at night...made a total of 29 starts with the A's, including 15 at second base, eight at third base and six at shortstop...did not commit an error in 16 games total at second base (77 chances), but had one error as a third baseman for a .950 fielding percentage and four errors at shortstop for a .867 percentage...made his debut Aug. 12 against Tampa Bay with a start at third base...went 0 for 7 over his first five games before doubling in the eighth inning off Javier Vazquez Aug. 17 against Chicago for his first Major League hit...had a two-run single Aug. 22 at Seattle for his first RBI...compiled a career best seven-game hitting streak from Aug. 31 to Sept. 12 (9 for 22, .409)...had the first two steal game of his career Sept. 22 at Texas and stole four bases in 36 games with the A's...batted a combined .280 with two home runs, 34 RBI and 31 stolen bases in 115 games with Midland and Triple-A Sacramento...his 93 walks fueled a .404 on-base percentage...tied for fourth in all of minor league baseball in walks...led the A's farm system in walks and on-base percentage, tied for second in runs (89) and was fourth in stolen bases...had minor league bests in batting, on-base percentage, walks and stolen bases and matched his career best with five triples...was rated as having the Best Strike-Zone Discipline, Best Defensive Infielder and Best Infield Arm among A's prospects in Baseball America's Best Tools survey...hit .302 against left-handed pitching and .270 against right-handers...his averaged improved to .310 with runners in scoring position...saw most of his action batting leadoff, where he hit .232 in 49 games...hit .317 in all other spots in the order...appeared in 80 games at shortstop, 32 games at second base and three at third base...committed 14 errors as a shortstop for a .966 fielding percentage, eight errors at second base for a .952 percentage and two errors at third base for a .818 percentage...began the season at Midland where he batted .260 with a .379 on-base percentage in 50 games...was successful in 20 of 21 (.952) stolen base attempts and finished second on the RockHounds in stolen bases...scored four runs in a game twice over a three-game span April 28 against San Antonio and April 30 against Corpus Christi...stole 10 bases over a nine-game span from April 30 to May 8, including a season high three steals May 8 at San Antonio...was promoted to Sacramento May 30 and went on to hit .297 with a .426 on-base percentage in 65 games...finished second on the River Cats with 54 walks and 11 stolen bases... had a season best 14-game hitting streak from June 11 to 24 (19 for 53, .358)...played for Team USA in the Futures game at Yankee Stadium and was 0 for 2...was a perfect 4 for 4 with a walk Aug. 9 at Las Vegas...was leading all of minor league baseball in walks (93) and was tied for sixth in runs scored (89) when he was promoted to Oakland Aug. 12. 2007 Split his season between Single-A Stockton and Double-A Midland and combined for a .253 batting average, 30 doubles, five triples, eight home runs and 57 RBI in 138 games...added 81 walks for a .346 on-base percentage...had minor league bests in games, at bats (557), runs (91), hits (141), doubles, triples, home runs, RBI, strikeouts (89) and slugging (.368)...led the A's farm system in runs, ranked second in walks, third in hits, fourth in doubles and fifth in stolen bases (17)...batted .272 against right-handed pitching and .187 against left-handers.....committed 27 errors in 130 games at shortstop for a .957 fielding percentage...also appeared in eight games as a second baseman...batted leadoff 125 times and also hit second eight times and third four times...began the year at Stockton and hit .255 with six home runs and 36 RBI in 68 games with the Ports...was transferred to Midland June 19 and batted .251 with two home runs and 21 RBI in 70 games with the RockHounds...played for the Arizona Fall League Champion Phoenix Desert Dogs following the season and batted .241 with one home run and 10 RBI in 23 games...ranked second in the AFL with 18 walks and had a .410 on-base percentage...was a perfect 9 for 9 in stolen base attempts. 2006 Began his first full season as a professional at Single-A Stockton and hit .203 with two home runs and 21 RBI in 46 games before going on the disabled list June 25 with a strained right hamstring that effectively ended his season...was sent to the A's affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League for a rehab assignment from Aug. 10 to 27 and hit .464 with six RBI in nine games before being shut down for the remainder of the season...committed 10 errors in 46 games at shortstop for a .947 fielding percentage... at Stockton, he batted .222 with both of his home runs and 18 of his 21 RBI against right-handed pitching compared to .157 against left-handers...his average improved to .286 with runners in scoring position, including .357 with RISP and two outs...got off to a slow start as he hit just .103 in April... improved to .231 in May and then batted .340 in 12 games in June. 2005 Batted .276 with three home runs, 29 RBI and 25 stolen bases in 69 games in his professional debut with Single-A Kane County...added 39 walks for a .364 on-base percentage...finished second in the A's farm system in stolen bases despite missing nearly three months of the season...was rated as the number five prospect in the Midwest League and the third best prospect in the A's farm system by Baseball America...batted .284 against right-handed pitchers and .253 against left-handers...made all of his defensive appearances at shortstop where he committed 13 errors in 65 games for a .958 fielding percentage...collected his first professional hit June 25 at Clinton when he went 2 for 5...hit his first home run July 10 at Lansing...had back-to-back three steal games Aug. 1 against Quad Cities and Aug. 2 at Peoria...was transferred to Single-A Stockton Sept. 6 and went 1 for 7 (.143) in two postseason games with the Ports.