Originally Posted by red-in-la
If anybody is silly enough to think that Keppinger, late of the 3-4 night in a 2-1 win, is going to be the odd man out, they need to relook at the situation....geez....
Keppinger can provide some nice value as a backup utility infielder who gets spot starts strictly against lefty pitching, but his worth doesn't go much beyond that. Right handed pitching shuts him down so the Reds really need to limit his PAs against righties.
And that doesn't even touch on the fact that he is a below average defender at shortstop and probably isn't much better than average, if even that, at second base and third base.