Compete for more than pride. Join a Prize League
and play for up to $5,000 with a cash prize winner in every league.
|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||396.00||6.00||.283||38.00||41.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||38||8||0|| .250|| .211|| .211|
|vs Guthrie (Career)||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||320||85||2|| .290|| .316|| .266|
|Last 10 Games|
|Conor Gillaspie leading third-base competition for ChiSox |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5:19 pm ET) If the season were to start tomorrow, it appears the White Sox would go with Conor Gillaspie as the starting third baseman over challengers Matt Davidson, Marcus Semien and Jeff Keppinger.
Gillaspie entered play Monday batting .278 (5 for 18) with a .500 slugging percentage, one double, one home run and three RBI in seven games.
"To me, he’s just in a better spot this year confidence-wise, knowledge-wise on what he needs to do to play, offensively, defensively," manager Robin Ventura told reporters in Arizona, per ESPN. "He actually had one game that wasn’t very good, but everybody has those and you have to be able to get over that and still have the confidence, and he’s done that."
|Jeff Keppinger makes spring debut Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/4/14) White Sox infielder Jeff Keppinger made his spring debut Tuesday, grounding out in a pinch-hit appearance in his team's 5-4 loss to the Indians.
Keppinger is building his shoulder back up to game levels while recovering from a debridement of his right shoulder last September. The team is expected to get him on the field this weekend, barring any setbacks.
|Jeff Keppinger could play this weekend |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/3/14) White Sox infielder Jeff Keppinger could see action in a game this weekend as his injured throwing shoulder continues to show progress, MLB.com reports.
"Every day it's a little bit better strength wise," manager Robin Ventura said. "He might get in to DH kind of thing just to get some at-bats. Swinging the bat, he's fine. So more waiting on when he's ready to throw and he says it's getting better every day. Probably looking more toward the weekend."
Keppinger is likely to play second base in his return. He's recovering from a debridement of his right shoulder last September.
|Jeff Keppinger's shoulder showing improvement |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/2/14) White Sox third baseman Jeff Keppinger's shoulder is improving, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
Manager Robin Ventura said Keppinger's injury is "kind of slowly getting better." Keppinger has not played in early spring games due to the issue. He had surgery in the offseason to repair his shoulder. He hit just .253/.283/.317 in 423 at-bats.
|Jeff Keppinger: I'm freed mentally of family issues |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/22/14) White Sox versatile infielder Jeff Keppinger did not detail the family issues that have dominated his thought processes in recent years. Suffice it to say that he claims they are behind him, which will allow him in 2014 to concentrate on baseball.
"That's kind of hard to mix the two, family with your job, with work," he explained to CSNChicago.com. "With not having to worry about that and getting that taken care of and out of the way, I can set my focus straight to baseball. ... Trying to pick up a slider breaking at 90-something miles an hour, that's definitely a lot easier."
Keppinger, who is also recovering from shoulder surgery, batted .253 with four home runs and 40 RBI last season and is expected to play often at second and third base this year.
|Jeff Keppinger has rarely had steady playing time at a given position, yet somehow he manages to get just enough at-bats to become Fantasy-relevant in deeper leagues. Versatility will be Keppinger's Fantasy calling card yet again in 2014, as he will begin the season with eligibility at first, second and third base in standard CBSSports.com leagues. Assuming he fully recovers from September's shoulder surgery, Keppinger should be able to get enough playing time around the White Sox's infield as well as a few games at designated hitter so that he can be useful to owners in AL-only leagues. Though Keppinger had an off year in 2013, hitting .253, he can potentially be of use in Rotisserie leagues in the batting average category, given that he rarely strikes out.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/11/14||TEX||4:05 pm|| |
|3/12/14||@ SF||4:05 pm|| |
|3/13/14||@ LAA||4:05 pm|| |
|3/14/14||CLE||4:05 pm|| |
|3/15/14||LAD||10:05 pm|| |
|3/16/14||@ TEX||4:05 pm|| |
|3/17/14||@ MIL||4:05 pm|| |