Originally posted on 22gigantes  |  Last updated 1/25/12

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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