Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Yankees Looking Hard At Jeff Keppinger

With bidding around 2 years and $8 million, the Yankees apparently have a strong interest in Jeff Keppinger.  The team met with Keppinger's agent yesterday, and are feeling more urgency towards 3B has they need a starter for around half a season, rather than a backup.

It should be noted that Jeff is recovering from a broken fibula, but it's not affecting his free agency very much.  That's not really a surprise, since the fibula is not a weight-bearing bone like the tibia or femur is.

A couple of days ago I would have been surprised that the Yankees would give somebody a 2 year deal, since he would be a bench player once Alex Rodriguez returns. But due to the news about the insurance on ARod, and the fact Alex may never be 100% again, the urgency is a bit higher for a guy that could be a legit starter at the hot corner.

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