Angels sign utility infielder Cliff Pennington to 2-year deal

Cliff Pennington

Cliff Pennington/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Angels


The Angels on Tuesday signed veteran utility infielder Cliff Pennington to a two-year contract.

Pennington played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Toronto Blue Jays in 2015, batting a combined .210 with three home runs, six doubles and 21 RBIs.

Pennington, 31, has a career batting average of .245 with 30 home runs, 211 RBIs, 110 doubles and 19 triples over eight seasons. He is a switch hitter.

“We are thrilled to add Cliff to the roster,” general manager Billy Eppler said. “His defensive versatility, along with a veteran presence in the clubhouse, will be welcomed additions to the club.”



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