Struck on triceps, Keppinger day to day
ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays third baseman Jeff Keppinger was removed from Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Yankees in the top of the third inning with a bruised left triceps muscle and is day to day.
Keppinger was hit by a David Phelps pitch on the left arm during the bottom of the first. He was examined by a trainer after the first inning but remained in the game until the third.
"He's sore," Rays manager Joe Maddon said after the game. "It's a little bit swollen up, but he's fine."
Brooks Conrad entered as Keppinger's replacement.