Astros Acquire Jeff Keppinger

According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Astros acquired out of options infielder Jeff Keppinger from the Reds for a player to be named later.  Looks like Keppinger will be Houston's third base addition.  MLB.com's Alyson Footer says he'll complement Geoff Blum at the hot corner and also play the middle infield positions.  Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News says the minor leaguer the Reds will receive must be chosen by May 1st.

Keppinger, 29 in April, hit .266/.310/.346 in 502 plate appearances last year while playing all around the infield (mostly shortstop).


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