Robert Griffin "Bob" Keppel (born June 11, 1982) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization. He attended De Smet Jesuit High School in Creve Coeur, Missouri and attended the University of Notre Dame for a few offseasons.
New York Mets [ edit ]
Originally drafted by the
New York Mets in 2000.
Kansas City Royals [ edit ]
Keppel spent parts of six seasons in the team's farm system before signing a minor league contract with the
Kansas City Royals. Keppel made his major league debut on May 25, 2006, eventually starting six games for the club.
Colorado Rockies [ edit ]
2007, he played in the Colorado Rockies' system. After starting the year 0–4, Keppel was sent to Colorado's Triple-A affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, upon clearing waivers.
Florida Marlins [ edit ]
2008, he played for the Florida Marlins' Triple-A affiliate, the Albuquerque Isotopes and became a free agent at the end of the season.
Minnesota Twins [ edit ]
In December 2008, he signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins. Keppel was recalled by the Twins on June 22, 2009.
On October 6, 2009, Keppel was the winning pitcher in the American League Central Tie Breaker game, that sent the Minnesota Twins into the American League Divisional Series. On January 4, 2010, Keppel was released by Minnesota.
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters [ edit ]
On January 6, 2010, Keppel agreed to a contract with the
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in the Pacific League of Nippon Professional Baseball.
Cincinnati Reds [ edit ]
Keppel signed a minor league deal with the
Cincinnati Reds on January 3, 2014.
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1980: Strawberry, Beane, Gibbons
1983: Williams, Jefferson, Schiraldi
1991: Shirley, Jones
1992: Pr. Wilson, Roberts, Jon Ward
1994: Pa. Wilson, Long, Payton
2000: Traber, Keppel
2001: Heilman, Wright
2007: Kunz, Vineyard
2008: Davis, Havens, Holt
2011: Nimmo, Fulmer
2012: Cecchini, Plawecki