White Sox designate Jeff Keppinger for assignment

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The Chicago White Sox activated infielder Jeff Keppinger on Tuesday and immediately designated him for assignment.

Owed $4 million this season and another $4.5 million next season the White Sox are not going to find any takers on waivers and will be eating a lot of money with his release.

General manager Rick Hahn says that Keppinger is over his shoulder issues but the team did not want to give him playing time over Gordon Beckham, Conor Gillaspie or Marcus Semien. Considering the struggles of that trio it speaks volumes about what the White Sox feel Keppinger brings to the table at this point.

Even with the bleak outlook, once released Keppinger should have no trouble finding another team to sign with though a new deal will almost certainly be of the minor league variety.

Last season Keppinger appeared in 117 games for the White Sox hitting just .253/.283/.317 with four home runs and 40 RBI.

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