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White Sox designate Jeff Keppinger for assignment

May 14, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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Jeff Keppinger has been rehabbing a shoulder injury since last season and today the White Sox decided to simply drop him from the 40-man roster, designating the veteran infielder for assignment.

Keppinger is under contract for $4 million this season and $4.5 million in 2015 as part of an odd three-year deal handed out by then-general manager Ken Williams in December of 2012. He hit .253 with four homers and a .600 OPS in 117 games in Year 1 of the contract and now the White Sox are willing to eat the rest of the deal.

Even if he’s healthy Keppinger is best suited to be a bench player at age 34 and he was hitting just .256 with a .707 OPS in 11 games rehabbing at Double-A. No team is going to claim his contract off waivers, so once he’s released by the White Sox expect Keppinger to latch on elsewhere with a minor-league contract.

  1. tony122992 - May 14, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Rookie ball prospect


    Rickie Weeks
    Brewers eat half of weeks salary

  2. deman951 - May 14, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Come back to the Rays while Zobrist is out with his dislocated thumb.

  3. tuberippin - May 15, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Keppinger was a lucky man to find a fool with some money to part with in 2012. He’s a good utilityman but the White Sox drastically overpaid for his services and the reality is finally setting in.

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