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Rangers | Kevin Jepsen opts for free agency

Sat, 26 May 2018 05:47:24 -0700

Texas Rangers RHP Kevin Jepsen refused an outright assignment Friday, May 25, and has opted to become a free agent.

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Rangers | Texas moves three players

Mon, 21 May 2018 13:23:16 -0700

Texas Rangers RHP Matt Bush was recalled from Class AAA Round Rock Monday, May 21. Additionally, OF Drew Robinson was activated from the disabled list and optioned to Class AAA. In a corresponding move, RHP Kevin Jepsen was designated for assignment.

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Rangers | Plenty of transactions in Texas

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:07:00 -0700

Texas Rangers RHP Kevin Jepsen was selected from the minors Thursday, March 29. RHPs Tony Barnette (undisclosed), Ricardo Rodriguez (undisclosed) and LHP Martin Perez (elbow) were sent to the 10-day disabled list. Finally, 1B Tommy Joseph was designated for assignment.

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Diamondbacks | Kevin Jepsen cut

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:45:55 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Kevin Jepsen was released Saturday, March 25.

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Diamondbacks | Kevin Jepsen to D-Backs

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:05:31 -0800

Free-agent RP Kevin Jepsen (Rays) agreed to a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, Feb. 13.

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Rays | Rays bring back Kevin Jepsen

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:23:25 -0700

Free-agent RP Kevin Jepsen (Twins) has agreed on a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, July 14.

Fantasy Tip: Ironically, it was the Rays who traded Jepsen to Minnesota last year, and he found some success there in 2015, but this season was a different story, however. Jepsen failed as the club's closer while filling in for Glen Perkins, ultimately owning a 6.16 ERA and 1.76 WHIP before being released earlier this week. This could turn out to be a fine move for Tampa Bay, but from a fantasy perspective, Jepsen would need a few injuries in front of him to become relevant again.

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Twins | Kevin Jepsen released

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:40:15 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Kevin Jepsen was released Monday, July 11, and he is now a free agent.

Fantasy Tip: With a 6.16 ERA, a 1.76 WHIP and 6.5 K/9 through 30 2/3 innings this season, something isn't right with Jepsen. There is no fantasy value here until he finds a new home and proves he is capable of retiring batters in the big leagues.

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Twins | Kevin Jepsen designated for assignment

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 09:23:15 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Kevin Jepsen was designated for assignment Sunday, July 3. In a corresponding move, OF Eddie Rosario was called up from the minors.

Fantasy Tip: Jepsen lost his closing gig back in June because of his struggles. He should be on the waiver wire in all leagues. For now, Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad are sharing the closing duties in Minnesota, with Kintzler being slightly more attractive in fantasy. Trevor May is lurking as a long-term option in the ninth. Rosario will be a reserve outfielder and likely won't play enough to warrant consideration outside of deep AL-only leagues.

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Twins | Kevin Jepsen out as closer

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 23:21:10 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Kevin Jepsen will be removed from the closer role in the "short term," manager Paul Molitor said Wednesday, June 8. Jepsen has been scored upon in five of his past 11 appearances, and he's 2-5 with a 6.17 ERA in 25 appearances on the season. Molitor said RPs Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad could see ninth-inning duties.

Fantasy Tip: Abad is having a great year with a 0.87 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and just over a strikeout per inning. The 30-year-old has no closing experience at this level, and he's a lefty, which could present matchup issues in the ninth. Kintzler has a 2.30 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP, but he doesn't possess the swing-and-miss stuff you'd like in a closer. However, he already has one save, and he might have the edge over the lefty. Whichever way the team goes, it's expected to be short-lived. Glen Perkins (shoulder) appears to be close to a rehab assignment, and he has a clear path back to his job if he doesn't suffer a setback. If he was dropped in your league, grab and stash him. Abad isn't a bad option for ratios, but Kintzler might be the guy for those desperate for saves. However, bad memories of Ryan Franklin ensue. For Jepsen owners, he appears to have run his course of fantasy viability for now. Unless Perkins suffers a setback, Jepsen's value plummets to AL-only depth.

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Twins | Kevin Jepsen saddled with loss

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 17:56:45 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Kevin Jepsen allowed two runs on two hits while walking two and striking out one in a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, June 5.

Fantasy Tip: Jepsen has had a rocky time as the closer, and with Glen Perkins inching closer to his return, Jepsen probably won't be handling ninth inning duties much longer.

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