3.23: 1-on-1 with Cliff Pennington
The A's shortstop discusses how his recovery from shoulder surgery is going and what the new additions bring to the team.
Everyday shortstop cliff Pennington before. Tuesday's workout that -- yesterday. -- -- -- Canada -- -- very often here in Arizona. But I just noticed. How much is Rodriguez author wanted to camp. Well -- things to -- out. And still be able to get all your work -- -- purposes. Yeah it's not as I think the army. I guess that obviously anyway and and guys are playing now this that is that is you know going one extra -- and routine but it's at the beginning. So how'd your sister camp so far he's come -- some limitations on physically through the shoulder surgery. We're shoulder at out at you -- -- your preparedness are open that. It's -- that we have had these slow and can't right now that's great play. And it's at least I also don't put into -- ready for a regular. It was difficult rehabbing. Every player comes in -- it was something. Specific her a couple of things really wanna work on pathetic human anyway and out. They mean I -- I don't come in and work on a few little things more. You know you really weren't that -- You know for the most part guys like hustling helping you rating of the season we've got that. That would we view us out currently you care about -- went from what took place. Got to see a lot of the guys that are turning your your job on the road that beneficial to you kind of you know -- that's just the competition is your career progresses. Not me not really have you got a got a bunch of young guys coming in Dallas let you know there were a little bit in Pakistan. -- -- -- it's not all men you know great -- and Atlanta. Illustrate. You know it's not assess how this is trying to think companies that -- that helps that helps them. How proud of the year the way your career after -- -- seem like going in the last year there's questions about his parents really big leaguer not. You mentioned those in the affirmative action you gotta be proud of yourself but it it's time. Looking to have -- line. Where -- expected no -- expect to have jobs that are. How well Nina -- things in baseball itself behind master it was a pretty good here yeah continuity and you gotta repeat yourself. You know every year and a reform yourself all the time so. You know we're gonna take -- -- -- what it was going out there trying you know given that that your. So what's it like -- -- what we're going through what you're kind of relationship I don't know what we're partners have to have a certain. Level instinctual. Knowing where rather. Where the other guy is out there like football. He's the veteran established guys should have multiple world I -- helping her -- her. -- -- -- -- And chemistry last year -- was awesome. You know start the year we're still working on -- spring last year but yeah you're still technically -- out now and not -- it's -- We are not together and you can trees and it certainly don't know that it reached I want fallen. You know attracts it's. And it is easy for each -- -- we can't let. Shortstop and second it's me it's easy kids to -- anywhere but second base and on this game so it makes my job he's. Didn't work. Could tell me can't once they're here what's the best part of departure when you look. Ayala and obviously you did hear it didn't -- and it. You know they've -- everybody's stuff after the offseason a lot of fun but. Really wants it to the end that's his -- the season is trying to play this spring is to get ready for the years though. That's -- statements that are you know -- celebrities. And what's the worst part return what are you not. 640 Utley. It. I like our -- excuse. Me there -- yes though. Definitely getting up early and stuff it's tough it. In -- -- robberies there plans finalized. Lot of excitement about it's -- friend has that kind of prevent that's fallen -- that late spring lol where we're human beings dragon is still fresh and exciting. Their dad is still fresh greens doesn't mean I'm desperate to believe so -- -- I'm still kind of Graham you know get rid of the season. You know. But I think now they expect these we have is -- that's hybrid and it. Expected to only -- -- and do it so I think everybody's getting ready. -- seen from the new fashions and -- that's massively. I -- Pacers. That you Packers. Oh yeah it's pretty flexible usually works for us I guess veteran guys that are. -- for a long time and proven hitters and three guys like. And losing or can't do. Didn't watch them and it's either approach it. Do their daily had to do routine theoretical and it can -- nothing but help you as a player yourself. It finally got a sixteen month old now. And down here -- future fairway here you. What you can in this that was charged her way yeah. -- come with their here right now. I can't believe it seemed it we are getting -- iron and I -- I think -- me myself I can't go out and getting help with snow. In the -- that stands on the -- so pleasant but we definitely. You still gonna get stuck with the called for the. That's true Utley delightful -- -- and I don't have to. Retirement.