Found November 26, 2012 on
It is a fear of many and for Jeff Keppinger it is one that may have a negative impact on his future income. The 32-year-old infielder fell down the stairs at his home CBS Sports has reported.
In the fall Keppinger broke his right fibula; the fibula is a bone in the calf of the leg.
Keppinger is hoping to be ready to resume baseball activities in January after suffering what has been termed a small break. The eight year veteran is at home recovering.
Last season Keppinger hit .325/.367/.439 with nine homers and 40 RBI in 2012 for the Rays.
B.J. Upton is close to making a decision on where he will call home for the upcoming years, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Topkin adds that a decision could come as soon as this week.
Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and XM Radio adds that the Upton race appears to be down to the Braves, Phillies and of course a mystery team. Bowden adds that the Braves do have a slight lead in...
If Evan Longoria isn’t a Tampa Bay Ray for life, it certainly won’t be for a lack of trying.
The third baseman agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract extension with the team on Monday, which means that he will be under team control until 2023.
The 27-year-old had previously signed a six-year, $17.5 million deal with the team that included team options for the 2014-16 seasons...
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longori has agreed to a new contract through 2022 that adds six guaranteed seasons and $100 million.
The agreement announced Monday with the three-time All-Star incorporates the remainder of the 27-year-old's existing contract, which called for him to earn $36.6 million over the next four seasons. The new deal includes a team option for 2023...
Third baseman Evan Longoria is set for life. The 27-year old slugger signed a contract extension through 2022 for $100 million reports Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times. The deal also includes a team option for 2023.
Topkin writes that Longoria's new contract will incorporate the salaries for 2013 through 2016 from his original contract ($6 million in 2013, $7.5 million...
It happens every off-season, teams get into a frenzied bidding situation for a high profile free agent. Just when we think we know who he is going to sign with- BAM! They strike out of nowhere! The mystery team!!!
You never believe it when they are mentioned in rumors. You scoff and mock the reporter who even suggests their presence. But then, lo and behold, that'...
Until he was dethroned by Mike Trout this summer, Evan Longoria had been a fixture atop my annual Trade Value series. It was partially due to the fact that he was both young and an excellent player, but, primarily, he ruled the list because his contract was so absurdly slanted in the Rays favor. Despite already racking up +29 WAR in his first four years in the Majors, Longoria...
A bidding war is brewing in the NL East for a speedy center fielder.
The Braves and Phillies are the finalists for B.J. Upton, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN, though there may be a mystery team involved as well. The Reds or Nationals could be that mystery team. Both of those teams are also interested in the former Rays outfielder, according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal...
Most highly-coveted free agents will wait until the Winter Meetings (held in early December) to begin seriously considering their options. But a few pieces of the off-season puzzle typically fall into place a little early. And this year will apparently be no different. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times writes in his Sunday column…
The Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays
had all been “aggressive” suitors for free agent infielder Jeff Keppinger
before he broke his leg, reports Buster Olney of ESPN.
Three teams that had been aggressive on Jeff Keppinger before he broke his leg were the Cubs, Diamondbacks and Rays.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 27, 2012
The Tampa Bay Rays have locked up one of their franchise cornerstones for a long time.
The team tweeted that it had extended All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria's contract through the 2022 season, with a team option for 2023.
The deal adds $100 million to his existing contract, which was set to run through 2016.
His original deal, which was for six years and $17.5 million...
Jerry Crasnick of ESPNcom and Baseball America calls in to discuss Evan Longoria’s new deal, its impact on David Wright, and other offseason topics in baseball.
Jerry Crasnick on The Dovid Dobin Show