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Here’s a Thought: It’s Time for the Oakland A’s to Give Cliff Pennington a Look

With the trade deadline looming, the A's need to get rid of their veteran hitters and start getting a good look at the young players who will shape the franchise in years to come.

One player who the A's need to look at is Cliff Pennington, the shortstop for Oakland's Triple-A affiliate, the Sacramento River Cats.

Pennington isn't really a flashy player, but he's the sort of underrated contributor that helps teams win.

Pennington didn't embarrass himself in a short trial in Oakland last year, hitting .242/.339/.293.

Pennington's got an interesting combination of speed, plate discipline, and defensive ability.

He's a fair contact hitter. Pennington is hitting .272 in Triple-A this year, but he hit .297 there last year and projects as a .260-.280 MLB hitt...

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