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Monday, July 28, 2014

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Cliff Pennington rehab result

By on 7/28/2014 07:00:00 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the Diamondbacks to 45-60, fourth in the National League West. The Diamondbacks have been plagued with injuries this season, as 11 players are currently on the disabled list. There is good news regarding Cliff Pennington, who began a rehab assignment, playing in his first game in nearly two months.

Our own Rose Ingberman reported back on June 3 that Pennington was placed on the disabled list with a sprained ligament in his left thumb. After being sidelined nearly two months Pennington began a rehab assignment. As reported by Michael Hurcomb of, Pennington played a game with the team's rookie affiliate in the Arizona League and went 1-for-4 with a walk.

Pennington, a seven-year Major League veteran, is in his second season with the Diamondbacks. He's batting .243 with six RBI in 74 at bats. His best season was in 2011 with the A's when he hit .264 with eight home runs, 58 RBI and 14 stolen bases. The 30-year old shortstop has a career batting average of .248 with 25 home runs and 186 RBI.

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