Keppinger signs 1-year deal with Rays
TAMPA, Fla. (AP)
A .281 career hitter in seven seasons with the Mets, Royals, Reds, Astros and Giants, the right-handed batting Keppinger has a .324 lifetime average against left-handed pitching. Last year, he hit .307 in 43 games for the Astros before being traded to San Francisco on July 19. He batted .255 in 56 games with the Giants.
The Rays announced the deal on Friday, but did not release details of the contract.