A’s lineups for Sunday split-squad games

Here’s both lineups for the A’s split-squad games against the Brewers and Padres:

vs. Brewers (home)
Crisp CF
Ellis 2B
Matsui DH
Jackson 1B
Carter LF
Donaldson C
Timmons 3B
Taylor RF
Sogard SS

Gonzalez LHP

vs. Padres (away)
Pennington SS
Barton 1B
DeJesus DH
Willingham LF
Kouzmanoff 3B
Suzuki C
Miller CF
Carson RF
Tolleson 2B

Outman LHP

**Shortstop Cliff Pennington makes his Cactus League debut after sitting out until now while recovering from left shoulder surgery. A switch hitter, Pennington’s shoulder still bothers him a bit swinging right-handed. The Padres are throwing a right-handed starter, so Geren is playing him in that game so he can swing left-handed. “He’s more ready from the left side than the right.”

Pennington is slated for two or three at-bats, and he’ll likely play every other day to start out. It’s worth watching how he progresses given the lack of depth at shortstop with Adam Rosales also injured. Speaking of Rosales, he’s out of his walking boot and throwing and taking grounders on his knees, but his right foot isn’t ready for full activity yet. He’ll visit the doctor March 16 to get a timetable for when he can hit the field full-on …

Joe Stiglich