Keppinger out again due to lower back spasms

Keppinger out again due to lower back spasms

CHICAGO -- For a second straight game, Tyler Greene started at second base and hit second for the White Sox with Jeff Keppinger out of action due to lower back spasms. Manager Robin Ventura believes a trip to the disabled list for Keppinger is not likely at this point, but not out of the question.

"Anything's possible," Ventura said. "We'll get through tonight and see where he is. With that, [White Sox athletic trainer] Herm [Schneider] will let me know if it's going in that direction.

"Right now, they're just treating him and trying to get him ready. So far, he won't start. He's down."

Dewayne Wise, who was scratched from Friday's starting lineup with a stiff neck, was ready for action Saturday -- although not in the lineup -- per Ventura.

"We're piecing it together," Ventura said. "This just seems to be a time where we've got a lot of guys that are hurt. We're using guys from the Minor Leagues that fortunately we've seen in Spring Training, and they feel comfortable coming up here."

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