A's Pennington has Bell's palsy

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, Last Updated: 10:23 AM ET

SEATTLE -- Oakland Athletics infielder Cliff Pennington has been diagnosed with Bell's palsy, a form of facial paralysis.

The condition is the result of a dysfunctional nerve that controls muscles in the face. According to MLB.com, Pennington said symptoms appeared Sunday night and got worse during Monday's game against Seattle, when he couldn't see well. He is set to begin medication and considered day-to-day.

Pennington carried a 15-game hitting streak into Monday's game, but was pulled in the sixth inning. He was 0-for-2.


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