Found January 25, 2012 on 22gigantes:
According to a tweet from ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, former San Francisco Giants infielder Jeff Keppinger has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. Keppinger, 31, played in 56 games for the Giants following the July 19 trade with the Houston Astros for minor leaguers Jason Stoffel and Henry Sosa. He batted .255/.285/.333 (0.618 OPS) with 2 HR and 15 RBI for the Giants, and .277/.300/.377 (0.677 OPS) with 6 HR and 35 RBI overall last year. Keppinger is expected to compete for at bats with Rays shortstop Sean Rodriguez.    

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Jeff Keppinger signs 1-year deal with Rays

Free agent infielder Jeff Keppinger has signed to a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. The 31-year-old Keppinger who plays shortstop as well as second and third base split last season between the Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants, combining to bat .277. A .281 career hitter in seven seasons with the Mets, Royals, Reds, Astros and Giants, the right-handed batting Keppinger...

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