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Zach wrote earlier today that he believed Jeff Keppinger was the best option out there for the White Sox at third base. He got his wish, as the team inked former Tampa Bay Rays infielder to a three-year deal for around $12 million dollars total.
There was an initial wave of disapproval about the move amongst Sox fans via twitter, Facebook, and at least for me, amongst my circle of Sox-fan friends. However, while there are some reservations about this move, this really is not that bad of a signing.
First off, let’s look at the numbers everybody can relate to. Jeff Keppinger is a career .288 hitter and is coming off of a career year in 2012 where he had a slash line of .325/.367/.806 (that’s batting average, on-base percentage, and OPS for those that aren’t too familiar with the baseball lingo). While those are indeed career numbers and expecting those numbers to be repeated probably is not realistic, his career batting average and on-base percentage of .337 show that he’s n...
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The Chicago White Sox have signed infielder Jeff Keppinger to a three-year deal worth $12mm, ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine reports.
Keppinger is a .288 career hitter over his eight-year major league career. Last season for the Rays he hit .325/.367/.439 9 home runs and 40 RBIs.
Last month, word surfaced that Keppinger broke his right fibula, but that didn't slow the interest...
The Chicago White Sox and free-agent shortstop Jeff Keppinger have an agreement in place on a three-year deal, according to a source.
Keppinger, 32, spent last season with the Rays, batting .325 with 9 home runs and 40 RBI in 115 games. He also plays second and third base.
The Chicago White Sox and free-agent infielder Jeff Keppinger have agreed on a three-year, $12 million contract, ESPN reported Wednesday. Keppinger, 32, hit .325 with nine homers for Tampa Bay last season. The versatile veteran, who can play third, short and second, is a .288 career hitter who likely will fill a valuable utility role for the White Sox. A fourth-round pick by...
A person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press that versatile infielder Jeff Keppinger has reached agreement with the Chicago White Sox on a $12 million, three-year contract.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because there was no announcement by the team.
Keppinger hit .325 with a career-high nine home runs and 40 RBIs for Tampa Bay last season...
Since 2010, ten different players have played third base for the Chicago White Sox. One of them has posted a positive WAR, and he’s currently a free agent, looking for a multi-year contract. The position has been something of a trouble spot, and on Wednesday the White Sox addressed said trouble spot by agreeing to terms with Jeff Keppinger. Word is it’s a three-year contract...
Many people think Kevin Youkilis‘ days as a viable third baseman are over. But several baseball executives appear to disagree.
Youkilis “has multiple contract offers on the table,” according to Alex Speier of WEEI. Youkilis is weighing both high-dollar, one-year options and multiyear deals.
Youkilis was traded midway through last season from the Red Sox to the White Sox, who...
Do you want proof that the infield class on this free agent market is week? A day after Marco Scutaro got $20 million over three years from the Giants, former Rays utilityman Jeff Keppinger received a three year, $12 million deal from the Chicago White Sox.
Keppinger had a fine 2012 for the Rays in limited duty, amassing 2.8 fWAR in 418 plate appearances with an .806 OPS, playing...
On July 26, 1977, Jack Morris took the hill for the very first time at Comiskey Park against the Chicago White Sox. The 22-year-old Morris pitched four innings of relief and gave up two hits and two earned runs while striking out three in his major league debut.
Little did the people of the Windy City know is that day they were witnessing the birth of a career that would compile...