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Kevin Jepsen Shines in First Go as Interim Closer

The Minnesota Twins have had the worst bullpen ERA in the American League since the All-Star break, a big reason why the club has slowly been slipping out of the playoff picture. To make things worse, AL saves leader Glen Perkins had to receive a cortisone injection for neck pain earlier this week and wasn’t available tonight. Starting pitcher Tommy Milone only lasted 5.1 innings...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Jepsen Finding Role with Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins were quiet buyers at the trade deadline and wound up sending a pair of lottery ticket pitching prospects to the Tampa Bay Rays for veteran relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen. Minnesota wasn’t getting any help from their bullpen heading into the deadline and the unit was especially having issues with getting right handed hitters out. While Jepsen isn’t one of these...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays pitchers make Kevin Jepsen blowup doll

Kevin Jepsen was traded to the Minnesota Twins from the Tampa Bay Rays at the trade deadline and his teammates miss him.Clearly.According to Marc Topkin at the Tampa Bay Times, some players were upset that the team didn't make any moves and traded Jepsen away.The pitchers responded by creating a makeshift Jepsen doll."Relievers Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee made their point by getting...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Trade deadline mistakes

Kevin Jepsen A few weeks ago I suggested that the Twins should trade for Troy Tulowitzki or Jonathan Papelbon. I wasn’t surprised that neither of these moves happened, as the Twins are generally a fairly inactive team at the deadline. Still, it was hard to see the deadline go by and the Twins only make one move, a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays for relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen....
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays trade reliever Jepsen to Twins for two minor league pitchers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
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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...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia high on Kevin Jepsen

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels bullpen, for better or for worse, has been a storyline all season long. Is there too much attention being paid to the bullpen? "No," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said in a matter-of-fact tone. "I think bullpen's a critical component of a winning club. I think it's evolving and I think some of our stumbles can be attributed to a lot of parts on our club...
Via Fox Sports West
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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