The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with utility infielder Cliff Pennington agreeing to a 1 year 3.725 million dollar contract, according to ESPN’S Jerry Crasnick.
Pennington appeared in just 68 games last season due to injuries hitting .254 with a solid .340 OBP along with 2 home runs. The D’backs played Pennington all over last season appearing at short in 23 games, 18 games at second base, and 8 games at third base.
This is Pennington third year of arbitration after making 3.25 million last season. With the Dbacks entering the New Year just a few months way from spring training 3rd base and short stop are still up for grabs. While GM Dave Stewart has said the 3rd base job will be between Yasmany Tomas and Aaron Hill, and the entire infield besides first base up in the air grabs it seems as if Pennington will get plenty of playing time this upcoming season if he can stay healthy.