With all the praise being heaped on Adam Rosales lately, John Fay is speculating that Jeff Keppinger may be on the trading block:
Had a scout tell me that one of his bosses asked for his opinion on Jeff Keppinger. That could mean nothing. Or it could mean the Reds are shopping Keppinger.
Keppinger is out of options. Adam Rosales has outhit Keppinger .273/.346/.545 to .182/.206/.182 this spring. Rosales could fill Keppinger’s role. Rosales has more speed and power.
I’m a big Jeff Keppinger fan, but the guy just hasn’t been the same since that injury last year. Is he ever going to get his stroke back? At his best, Kepp is just the type of guy I’d like to have around to play 4-5 times a week at different infield positions.
Of course, I like Rosales, too. The kid has a future with this team, methinks.