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Kevin Jepsen

Minnesota Twins
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Twins | Kevin Jepsen to close for now

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:41:11 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Kevin Jepsen will serve as the short-term closer, according to manager Paul Molitor. There is no update on RP Glen Perkins (neck), who is having his neck examined.

Fantasy Tip: Pick up Jepsen in all but shallow leagues or leagues where saves aren't a factor.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger

Twins | Glen Perkins rebounds

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:12:02 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins rebounded with a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation against the Seattle Mariners Thursday, July 30, after blowing two saves out of the All-Star break while allowing six earned runs. The Twins on Friday, July 31, acquired RP Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays to bolster their bullpen in front of Perkins. Right-handed hitters are batting just .192 against Jepsen this year, but he has a 4.60 ERA in his last 18 outings going back to June 11.

Fantasy Tip: Perkins was due to face a rough patch after being perfect in save chances in the first half of the season. He isn't in any danger of being bumped from ninth-inning duties, though. Jepsen is in a rough patch of his own but could be Minnesota's primary eighth-inning setup man for Perkins. Jepsen has very minimal fantasy value in the deepest of setups.

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Rays | Tampa willing to trade Nathan Karns

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:47:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Nathan Karns could be traded away by the Ray, as they are willing to listen on pitchers. RP Kevin Jepsen may be the most likely to leave town.

Fantasy Tip: Karns ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) has had a solid rookie season, going 6-5 with a 3.37 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 20 starts (115 innings) for the Rays this season. It's hard to imagine his fantasy value changing all that much if he's dealt, depending on where he lands. Jepsen is unlikely to fall into a closing role if he's traded away, so his fantasy value remains limited.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin

Rays | Tampa relievers available

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:34:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger, RP Jake McGee and RP Kevin Jepsen are believed to be available for trade.

Fantasy Tip: If Boxberger is dealt, McGee would likely regain his closer status. Keep an eye on the situation.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin

Rays | Kevin Jepsen takes the loss

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 17:05:38 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Kevin Jepsen fell to 1-5 on the year with a loss to the Cleveland Indians Sunday, June 21. He allowed one run on two hits and walked one in two-thirds of an inning.

Fantasy Tip: Jepsen has seen some save chances during the year, but his worst stretch of the season has coincided with former closer Jake McGee looking dominant. McGee and Brad Boxberger look like the pitchers to own in Tampa Bay's bullpen.

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Rays | Kevin Jepsen avoids arbitration

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:43:34 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays RP Kevin Jepsen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.025 million deal Friday, Jan. 16.

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Rays | Kevin Jepsen acquired

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:43:11 -0800

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired RP Kevin Jepsen from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday, Dec. 16, in exchange for OF Matt Joyce.

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Rays | Matt Joyce traded to Angels

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:28:20 -0800

The Tampa Bay Rays traded OF Matt Joyce to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday, Dec. 16, in exchange for RP Kevin Jepsen, according to a source.

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Angels | Matt Joyce acquired

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:27:45 -0800

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired OF Matt Joyce from the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Dec. 16, in exchange for RP Kevin Jepsen, according to a source.

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Angels | Kevin Jepsen fills in for save

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:43:11 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Kevin Jepsen filled in for the save Monday, Aug. 18. CL Huston Street and RP Joe Smith had the day off.

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