Thursday, June 3, 2010

Keppinger can thank Berkman for getting his shot. Apparently.

Justice's column yesterday has a focus on Jeff Keppinger, who played his way into the 2B1 spot this season. And the reason he's back? Lance Berkman.

“I told (Wade) I thought Keppinger was a great baseball player and that I really like the way he approaches his at-bats. I thought he needed a chance to be an everyday player at some point...

...We were talking about the team and some things that could be done. To me, he's just a gritty ballplayer, a winning-type player.”