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Astros trade Jeff Keppinger to Giants

Updated: July 20, 2011, 2:33 AM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Being 15 games over .500 and holding a 3½-game lead in the NL West wasn't enough for San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean.

The architect of San Francisco's stirring run to its first World Series title since 1954, Sabean is once again shaking up his roster.

With infielders Freddy Sanchez and Miguel Tejada on the disabled list, the Giants acquired second baseman Jeff Keppinger from the struggling Houston Astros for two Double-A pitchers on Tuesday.

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