The White Sox don’t plan to use Jeff Keppinger in the field until Wednesday because he has an irritated right shoulder.
Keppinger could appear in the White Sox lineup as a designated hitter on Monday, but he won’t throw again until Wednesday, manager Robin Ventura said.
Keppinger, whose throwing program was delayed this offseason because of a broken fibula, has appeared in eight games this spring, including a handful in the field. Because he was behind schedule to start, Keppinger’s first three games played were as the team’s DH.
“Just feeling sore,” Ventura said. “He could have played but we’re going to keep him out and see how it looks tomorrow. We’re not concerned about his playing time down here. ... We’ll look at it tomorrow again and see what happens with that off-day.”
Keppinger has had no issues at the plate or running the bases this spring.
Keppinger, who signed a three-year, $12-million deal in December, is 10-for-21 (.476) with three runs and a stolen base.
Connor Gillaspie, who started in Keppinger’s place, tripled, singled and scored a run in four at-bats.
Keppinger's shoulder not a concern
CSN Chicago | Mar 11