Keppinger has surgery to repair a broken fibula

This weekend, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that the Yankees were interested in Jeff Keppinger. Today we learned from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that Keppinger had surgery to repair a broken right fibula. The injury occurred after he suffered a fall down some stairs in his house. Can someone tell these guys to be a little more careful in the offseason? Or better yet, tell them all to build one-story mansions to prevent these stair mishaps from happening again.

Of course, I’m kidding. Keppinger probably doesn’t even have a mansion.

Keppinger batted .325/.367/.439/.806 in 115 games with the Tampa Bay Rays this past season and finished with with nine home runs and 40 RBI. The report said that Keppinger is expected to be ready by the start of Spring Training.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

One thought on “Keppinger has surgery to repair a broken fibula

  1. Herb Sevush

    Casey Stengel once said he preferred his players to hang out in bars during the off-season because "nobody ever got hurt falling off a bar stool." And the "Old Perfessor" would know.

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