The Astros have acquired infielder Jeff Keppinger from the Reds in exchange for a player to be named later. This likely means that Keppinger will spending the majority of his time at third base with Geoff Blum, the role meant for third baseman Aaron Boone, who is having season ending surgery. Keppinger gives the Astros more options in the infield. Because he is versatile, he gives manager Cecil Cooper the option to pull Miguel Tejada or Kaz Matsui late in a game if needed.
A solid, low cost addition for the Astros.
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