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The Chicago White Sox announced Monday that free-agent infielder Jeff Keppinger signed a three-year, $12 million contract. The agreement was reported last week. Keppinger reportedly broke his lower right leg in a fall at his home in November but the injury is not considered serious. It is not known if he will be 100 percent by the time spring training starts in February. He is, however, expected to be ready by Opening Day in April. Keppinger will make $3.5 million in 2013, $4.0 million in 2014 and $4.5 million in 2015. Keppinger, 32, hit .325 with nine homers for the Tampa Bay Rays last season. The versatile veteran, who can play third base, shortstop and second base, is a .288 career hitter who likely will fill a valuable utility role for the White Sox. A fourth-round pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2001, Keppinger has been around the league, also spending time with the New York Mets, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants.
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Kevin Youkilis has joined the ‘evil empire.’
The one time member of the Boston Red Sox has signed a one-year deal with the New York Yankees worth $12 million. Last season Youkilis split time between Boston and the Chicago White Sox.
Youkilis batted .235/.336/.409 with 19 home runs and 60 RBI in 122 games in 2012.
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A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent Kevin Youkilis and the New York Yankees have reached agreement on a one-year deal.
The contract is worth $12 million and pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement.
The deal was first reported by Fox Sports.
Youkilis is expected to play...
When the Yankees come to Fenway Park this year, they will bring a very familiar face with them, after signing former Red Sox 1B/3B Kevin Youkilis to a 1-year, $12 million deal on Wednesday. The deal was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, and is pending a physical. Youkilis, 33, spent 2004-2012 with the Red Sox, [...]