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White Sox' Jeff Keppinger may test injured shoulder on Tuesday


By on 3/17/2014 01:00:00 PM

The Chicago White Sox struggled to a 63-99 2013 season following 85 wins in 2012. For the team to turn things around, they need better play across the board as well as improved health.  Only one starting pitcher made 30 or more starts and only four position players appeared in over 130 games.  On March 13, there was some bad news, as second baseman Jeff Keppingerwas having trouble with his right shoulder. But yesterday it was reported that he may test his shoulder on Tuesday.



 Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons
 
Daryl Van Schouwen,  White Sox beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, tweeted the following on Keppinger's status.
Although Keppinger is testing his shoulder, he told the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday that his surgically repaired shoulder feels tight and painful and a stint on the disabled list seems likely to start the season. With Keppinger sidelined,  Carlos Sanchez, Leury Garcia or Marcus Semien will battle for a utility infielder role. 

Keppinger is a nine-year Major League veteran who has played for the Mets, Royals, Reds, Astros, Giants, Rays and White Sox. He batted .253 with four home runs and 40 RBI last season. In 818 career games, Keppinger has a .282 average with 45 home runs and 295 RBI. 

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