White Sox sign Jeff Keppinger to 3-year, $12 million deal

Cross Jeff Keppinger‘s name off the list of possible Alex Rodriguez replacements as he has signed a three-year deal worth $12 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

The Yankees were interested in Keppinger for a number of years now and this offseason looked like their best chance to sign him. However, their unwillingness to sign players to multi-year offers has hurt them yet again.

Keppinger was seen as a good fit for the Yankees because of his defensive versatility and his ability to mash lefty hitters. He could have been paired up with Eric Chavez at third base and given the Yankees a strong platoon situation with the flexibility to move Kepp around once A-Rod returned.

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One Response to White Sox sign Jeff Keppinger to 3-year, $12 million deal

  1. All other teams need to do is just make it a 2-year deal and that player is not going to even entertain the Yanks offer. Can't believe I'm saying it, but Youk might be the Yanks best option (bc as BBD said, he might be likely to take a 1-yr deal).