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D-backs invite relievers Matusz, Jepsen to spring camp

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to minor-league deals with left-hander Brian Matusz and right-hander Kevin Jepsen. Both players were invited to major league camp, which began Monday. The 30-year-old Matusz, who was the Arizona High School Player of the Year for St. Mary's High School in 2005, appeared in seven games for Baltimore and one with the Chicago Cubs...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks, Kevin Jepsen Agree To Minors Deal

The Diamondbacks and veteran right-hander Kevin Jepsen are in agreement on a minor league contract, reports’s Steve Gilbert (via Twitter). Arizona also reportedly agreed to a minors deal with Brian Matusz this morning as well, giving them a pair of experienced arms to add to their Spring Training mix. Jepsen is represented by the Beverly Hills Sports Council. Now 32 years...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
9 days ago

Rays, Kevin Jepsen Agree To Major League Deal

The Rays and right-hander Kevin Jepsen, who was released by the Twins recently following a DFA, have agreed to a Major League deal, reports SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo (links to Twitter). Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported shortly before that news that the two sides were nearing a deal (via Twitter) and had first mentioned the Rays’ interest in a reunion with Jepsen last...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins Release Kevin Jepsen

JULY 11: The Twins have released Jepsen, tweets Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. JULY 3: The Twins have designated right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen for assignment, reports LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Twitter link). To replace Jepsen on its roster, the club has recalled outfielder Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester, tweets Rhett Bollinger...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Right-hander Kevin Jepsen and Twins agree at $5,312,500

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Right-hander Kevin Jepsen have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $5,312,500. The agreement, announced Friday, gives the pitcher a raise of more than $2 million from his earnings of $3,025,000 last year. The settlement was above the $5,225,000 midpoint between the $5.4 million he had asked for and the $5.05 million Minnesota had...
Via Associated Press
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins bolster bullpen, acquiring RHP Jepsen from Rays for prospects

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have acquired right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor league pitching prospects. The Twins announced the trade on Friday, not long before the deadline to make trades without waivers. The Twins were in search of some help for their struggling bullpen, and Jepsen should step in to help in a setup role for All-Star...
Via Associated Press
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Kevin Jepsen edition

Over the past few weeks fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates know that one of the main problems for this year’s team is an average bullpen. The back end of this bullpen is solid featuring Mark Melancon, Tony Watson and even Jared Hughes. As for the rest of the bullpen, they have shown inconsistency and cannot be relied on in clutch situations. Vance Worley, Antonio Bastardo, Arquimedes...
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #60: Thanks, Jepsen – Angels 6, Rays 2

Just when it looked like the Angels were going to drop another series to the Tampa Bay Rays… KEVIN JEPSEN STRIKES! If you’ve read this blog for even a few years, you know full well how I feel about Kevin Jepsen. Seeing him leave the team was not exactly an event that filled me with sorry. But watching him blow a lead and take the loss for the Rays well, this is how it made...
Via Monkey with a Halo
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Questioning Kevin Jepsen’s 2014 season

The reliever that Angels fans loved to hate had the audacity to go out and actually pitch really well this season. What’s up with that, Jepsen? Bullpen whipping boys aren’t supposed to work hard, dedicate themselves to their game and turn into a high quality reliever. We’re going to have to investigate this further. Is the resurgence of Jepsen for real? Let’s see. His ERA...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Player Projection: Kevin Jepsen

Wow, I really did a poor job of planning this series of profiles out. Today is my birthday and I somehow managed to schedule myself to have to write about Kevin Jepsen, one of my least favorite Angels. I think I may have some deep-seated self-loathing issues. Anyway, let's get on with it.   IP W L SV ERA ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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