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White Sox, Jeff Keppinger ink three-year deal

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer
Jeff Keppinger's latest stop may be in Chicago. (US Presswire)

CBSSports.com Insider Jon Heyman reports that the White Sox have signed infielder Jeff Keppinger to a three-year, $12-million contract.

Keppinger, age 32, is coming off a season in which he hit .325/.367/.439 in 418 plate appearances for the Rays. For his career, Keppinger owns a slash line of .288/.337/.396, so he's useful by the standards of his positions.

While Keppinger is capable of manning all four infield positions and thus providing valuable depth and flexibility, it's quite possible that the White Sox will install him as their regular third baseman. After all, Chicago third-sackers last season combined to "hit" a miserable .201/.286/.314, so there's a manifest need.

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