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KEVIN JEPSEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
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
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins trade deadline recap: A look at Kevin Jepsen

Minnesota made one move at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trading deadline, picking up reliever Kevin Jepsen from Tampa Bay, a team which enters Friday just three games behind the Twins in the wild-card standings. Of the potential wild-card teams, only two others made moves. The Angels stood pat while both Baltimore and Toronto, both two games in back of Minnesota, made deals...
Via Fox Sports North
July 31, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
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

TRADE ALERT: Kevin Jepsen traded to Rays for OF Matt Joyce

The Angels just sold high on Kevin Jepsen and their reward is the new left-handed half of their designated hitter platoon, Kevin Joyce. Source: The Angels have traded RHP Kevin Jepsen to TB for OF Matt Joyce. — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) December 16, 2014 After years of mediocre and frustrating production, Jepsen had a breakthrough season in 2014 with a career-best 2.63 ERA and...
Via Monkey with a Halo
December 16, 2014  |  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

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

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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