Astros Complete Keppinger Trade

Style News Wire | 4/20/2009, 6:14 p.m.
The Houston Astros announced today that the club has completed their trade for infielder Jeff Keppinger by sending minor league ...

The Astros originally acquired Keppinger from the Reds on March 31, 2009, in exchange for a player to be named later.

Keppinger, 28, is hitting .467 (7x15) with one home run and two RBI in six games as an Astro in 2009. He has started a total of four games, including two at second base and two at third base. Keppinger is a five-year veteran and has appeared in Major League games for New York-NL (2004), Kansas City (2006), Cincinnati (2007-08) and Houston (2009).

Sutton, 25, has posted a .267 (4x15) average in five games with Round Rock this season. In five minor league campaigns in the Houston organization from 2004-08, Sutton has hit .282 (588x2085) with 61 home runs and 240 RBI. He was originally selected by the Astros in the 15th round of the June 2005 draft.