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Keppinger undergoes successful surgery on shoulder

Keppinger undergoes successful surgery on shoulder

Keppinger undergoes successful surgery on shoulder

CHICAGO -- Jeff Keppinger underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder Thursday at Rush University Medical Center. The procedure involved a debridement of the right shoulder, but no surgical repair was needed.

Keppinger, who is under contract with the White Sox two more years for $8.5 million total, should recover in two to three months and be ready for Spring Training.

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"As for going forward, the intent is to use him how he was originally brought here," said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. "That is as a complementary player who can be moved around and give Robin [Ventura] some flexibility. The [Gordon] Beckham injury obviously forced him into a little greater playing time earlier in the year than we anticipated, but a healthy Jeff Keppinger can play a key role on a good team, we feel."

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.

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