The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired Cliff Pennington from the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. Robert Murray of Baseball Essential was the first to report that a deal was in the works. The D-Backs will receive Dawel Lugo and cash in return. They have also called up Jamie Romak.
Source: Pennington deal to Jays is done. Players being informed.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) August 8, 2015
Pennington, 31, can play all over the infield and will bring more depth to the Blue Jays bench. He’s hitting .237/.314/.281 with one homer and 10 RBIs in 157 plate appearances. The former first-round pick will hit free agency after this year.