KANSAS CITY -- The White Sox requested waivers on infielder Jeff Keppinger for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release Wednesday.
Chicago designated the versatile veteran for assignment on May 14.
Keppinger played in 117 games for the White Sox last season, hitting .253 on the season. He did not play any games with Chicago this season.
Lindstrom to have surgery on ankle, miss three months
KANSAS CITY -- The news keeps getting worse for Matt Lindstrom.
The White Sox reliever discovered Wednesday that his injured left ankle will require surgery, sidelining him approximately three months.
Lindstrom is scheduled to have surgery on Friday to repair a tear in the sheath of his left ankle.
"We'll miss him for a while," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said.
The former closer injured his ankle attempting to field an Alcides Escobar bunt in Chicago's 7-6 win against the Royals on Monday night.
The White Sox placed Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, making him the eighth White Sox player (six current) to spend time on the disabled list this season.
May, Coe to represent White Sox at Draft
KANSAS CITY -- Former White Sox outfielder and first baseman Carlos May and manager of youth baseball initiatives Kevin Coe will serve as Chicago's representatives for the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
May, a two-time All-Star, and Coe will be in Secaucus, N.J., for the Draft. The White Sox have the third overall pick.
The 2014 Draft will take place on June 5-7, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com and MLB Network on Thursday, June 5, at 5 p.m. CT. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network's Studio 42 begins at 6 p.m., with the top 74 picks being streamed on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network. MLB.com's exclusive coverage of the second and third days will begin with a live Draft show at 11:30 a.m. ET on June 6.
MLB.com's coverage includes Draft Central, the Top 100 Draft Prospects list and Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of Draft-eligible players. Every selection will be tweeted live from @MLBDraftTracker, and you can also keep up to date by following @MLBDraft. And get into the Draft conversation by tagging your tweets with #mlbdraft.
May played with the White Sox from 1968 to 1976, earning spots on the American League All-Star team in his rookie season (1969) and 1972. He now works as a community relations representative in the White Sox organization.
Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.