Found January 27, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed utilityman Jeff Keppinger to a one-year, $1.525 million contract.The 31-year-old will offer some versatility to the Rays lineup, as he can play in the infield and outfield."They can put wherever they want, it doesn't matter...I don't really have any specific position that I really would pick over the other," said Keppinger.Keppinger batted .277 with 6 home runs and 35 RBIs for the San Francisco Giants last season and is a career .321 hitter against left-handed pitchers.

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...

The Most Talked About 23rd Man: Jeff Keppinger

For those of us who do not watch the transaction wire, anxiously awaiting the Tampa Bay Rays’ next acquisition (I say “us” as a matter of formality, for by the mere presence of this article we can ascertain I am not among those abstainers), last night the Tampa Bay Rays came to terms (terms yet-revealed) with infielder Jeff Keppinger. The former Houston Astros middle man has...

Jeff Keppinger signs with Rays

Free-agent infielder Jeff Keppinger has signed a one-year contract with the Rays. Keppinger, 31, who plays shortstop as well as second and third base, split last season between the Giants and Astros, combining to bat ....

Have the Rays Found Their Man at Shortstop?

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Report: Jeff Keppinger is the Newest Ray

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INF Keppinger signs with Rays

ROGER MOONEY The Rays signed infielder Jeff Keppinger today to a one-year, $1.525 million deal with incentives. The free agent split the 2011 season between the Astros and the Giants. He was non-tendered by the Giants after the season. He…

Rays Sign Keppinger

The Rays added the extra bat they were looking for tonight when they signed Jeff Keppinger to a one-year deal. The agreement is a major league contract, so it would seem that Elliot Johnson’s chances of making the team just took a big hit. Keppinger can play both middle infield spots as well as both corner outfield spots. Related posts:Names Surface As Rays Now Turn Focus To...

Rays add infield depth, sign Keppinger to 1-year deal

Jeff Keppinger, who can play all four infield positions and also pitch in at all three outfield spots, signed a $1.525 million deal with incentives.

Keppinger: “defense is defense” and some of his other thoughts since joining the Rays

ROGER MOONEY New Rays infielder Jeff Keppinger, who today signed a one-year, $1.525 million deal with incentives, spoke to the Rays writers this afternoon. Here is some of what he had to say: On which positions he can play:…

Source: Rays agrees with utilityman Keppinger

The Tampa Bay Rays have reached agreement on a one-year major league deal with infielder Jeff Keppinger, a baseball source told

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