NEW YORK -- The Toronto Blue Jays boosted their infield depth, acquiring Cliff Pennington and cash from the Arizona Diamondbacks for a minor leaguer Saturday.
The playoff-contending Blue Jays sent shortstop Dawel Lugo to Arizona. The trade was announced during Toronto's 6-0 win at Yankee Stadium.
The 31-year-old Pennington hit .237 with one home run and 10 RBIs in 72 games for Arizona. The switch-hitter has started at shortstop, second base, third base and left field this year.
Pennington is a career .248 hitter with 80 stolen bases in eight seasons with Oakland and the Diamondbacks.
"A good, solid utility player," Toronto manager John Gibbons said.
Gibbons said he wasn't sure when Pennington would report to the Blue Jays.
The 20-year-old Lugo hit a combined .257 with 44 RBIs in two low levels of the minors this year.