The Diamondbacks are discussing a two-year deal with shortstop/second baseman Cliff Pennington, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The Sosnick/Cobbe client is arbitration eligible for the first time this winter.
Arizona acquired Pennington from the A's last October in a three-team deal that also brought Heath Bell to the Diamondbacks. For his career, Pennington owns a .249/.313/.356 batting line across parts of five seasons in Oakland.
As MLBTR's Transactions Tracker shows, Pennington filed for $2.8MM last week while the Diamondbacks countered with $1.8MM. The midpoint between the two figures is $2.3MM.