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.