ANAHEIM -- The Angels signed free agent Cliff Pennington to a two-year, $3.75 million contract on Tuesday, addressing their need for a veteran utility infielder.
Pennington will make $1.5 million in 2016 and $2.25 million in '17, and he can earn an additional $750,000 each season based on plate appearances. The 31-year-old switch-hitter is expected to bolster the bench and give the Angels their most productive backup infielder since Maicer Izturis filled the role in 2012.
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.