Rays expect to have Keppinger back on Friday

Rays expect to have Keppinger back on Friday

WASHINGTON -- Infielder Jeff Keppinger should be back with the Rays in Philadelphia on Friday.

Keppinger went on the 15-day disabled list with a broken big toe on his right foot on May 21. He went 3-for-4 with a double as the designated hitter in Triple-A Durham's 14-8 win over Rochester on Thursday.

Keppinger's return should give the offense a boost, as he was hitting .295 in 29 games, with two home runs and eight RBIs.