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The Tampa Bay Rays have reached agreement on a one-year major league deal with infielder Jeff Keppinger, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
The contract is pending completion of a physical exam, the source said. Terms weren't immediately available.
Keppinger, 31, is a career .281 hitter in seven seasons with the New York Mets, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants. He became a free agent in December when San Francisco declined to tender him a contract.
Keppinger has made 262 starts at second base, 157 starts at shortstop and 85 starts at third base in the big leagues, so he brings versatility to manager Joe Maddon and the Rays.