White Sox Pick up Keppinger on 3-Year Deal

by kelly on December 5, 2012

The Chicago White Sox have inked utility man Jeff Keppinger to a three-year contract worth $12 million, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

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The 32-year-old infielder’s versatility – he played first, second, and third base last season for the Rays – kept him at the top of the shopping list of many teams, most notably the White Sox and Yankees. He should see plenty of playing time Chicago next season after putting up a batting line of .288/.337/.396 in 2012.

Keppinger fell down the stairs in his home and broke his right fibula about a week and a half ago, but it doesn’t look like the injury played a factor at all in his free agent negotiations. He should be 100 percent healthy and ready to go for the White Sox by Opening Day.

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