{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Keppinger hopes to return Wednesday or Thursday

|
Keppinger hopes to return Wednesday or Thursday play video for Keppinger hopes to return Wednesday or Thursday

ARLINGTON -- For the fourth straight game, Jeff Keppinger was out of Tuesday's starting lineup because of back spasms. But the current White Sox second baseman believes he could be back Wednesday or Thursday.

"It's gotten better each day," Keppinger said. "If I would have had to fly out Saturday or Friday, I would have had no shot. But it's loosened up tremendously. I'm available today and hopefully I'm back in there by tomorrow."

Keppinger added that the muscle spasms started in Thursday's game against the Rays and "just kind of grabbed in my low back."

"Later that night, when I went to leave from the field, it was hard for me to even put my shoes and socks on," Keppinger said. "The next day was kind of the same, the day after that it started to loosen up. By Sunday, it loosened up majorly."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español