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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.

"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 Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin.
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