Clifton Randoulph Pennington was born on June 15, 1984 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is a utility fielder for the Oakland Athletics.
Cliff is 5’ 11”,, weighs 185 pounds, and bats and throws right.
CollegeCliff attended Texas A&M University.
Minor LeaguesCliff was drafted in the first round of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics.
2005 - Kane County Cougars in the Midwest League 2006 - AZL Athletics in the Arizona League, then the Stockton Ports in the California League 2007 - Stockton Ports, then the Midland RockHounds in the Texas League 2008 - Midland RockHounds, then the Sacramento River Catsin the Pacific Coast League
Major LeaguesOn August 12, 2008, Cliff was called up from the AAA Sacramento River Cats, and made his major league debut that day, going 0-3.
PersonalCliff is the younger brother of New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington.