Reds win 5-3, but the victory was overshadowed by Keppinger's injury. Dusty Baker said his X-ray could have produced worse news, but it was still a “big blow.”
Keppinger’s status will be better determined by the MRI.
“It’s a really big loss, but you’ve got two choices: you can either feel sorry for yourself or you can figure out a way to get the job done,” Baker said.
So who will play short stop today? Baker said he’s not sure yet.
Hairston is a versatile player who said he is “very comfortable” playing shortstop and could fill the role.
Paul Janish could be another replacement. The shortstop is doing well in Triple-A Louisville, and was pulled in the eighth inning of the Bats’ game Tuesday night.
“He’s one of the candidates, definitely. But like I said, we haven’t decided yet,” Baker said.