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40 Kevin Jepsen RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/235 | Birthdate: 7/26/1984 | Birthplace: Anaheim, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $1,181,250 | Owned/Started%: 3/2 | Average Draft Position: 935.00
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Rays trade Matt Joyce to Angels in exchange for Kevin Jepsen


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) The Rays traded outfielder Matt Joyce to the Angels on Tuesday in exchange for reliever Kevin Jepsen.

"Matt was an important part of this team for the last six seasons. We appreciate his many contributions to the Rays on the field, and the professionalism he brought to the ballpark," Rays vice president of baseball operations Erik Neander said. “We’re excited about the experience Kevin brings to the bullpen, and his ability to pitch in key moments of the game."

Joyce, who was an All-Star in 2011, spent six of his seven seasons in the majors with Tampa Bay. He heads to Los Angeles with a .250/.342/.441/.783 slash line in 725 career games. Joyce has a .104 average, one home run and seven RBI in 19 games at Angel Stadium.

Jepsen is 13-18 with a 3.94 ERA over seven seasons for the Angels. He had a career-high 75 strikeouts in 65 innings in 2014, while posting a career-low 2.63 ERA.


Report: Angels' Richards, Freese expected to be tendered offers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) The Angels are expected to tender a contract offer to third baseman David Freese by Tuesday's deadline, according to the Los Angeles Times. Freese is expected to make $6.3 million in arbitration.

However, the team is not expected to tender an offer to infielder Gordon Beckham. The team would like to have Beckham back on the roster next season, but not for the $5 million he is projected to make in his third year of arbitration.

The Angels are also expected to tender offers to Garrett Richards, Kevin Jepsen, Hector Santiago, Fernando Salas and Collin Cowgill.


Kevin Jepsen picks up a save Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen picked up the save Friday against the Twins.

Jepsen entered with a one-run lead, and managed to shut the door. He pitched a perfect inning, inducing three groundouts. It was Jepsen's second save of the season. He entered the game after Huston Street blew a save chance the previous inning. 


Kevin Jepsen struggles, but nails down save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Angels pitcher Kevin Jepsen picked up a save Monday against the Red Sox.

Huston Street had seen work in a few games recently, and was not available during the game. Jepsen had a three-run lead in the final inning, but managed to make things interesting. Jepsen gave up two straight singles to open the inning. With the tying run at the plate with no outs, Jepsen managed to get out of it. He allowed one run to score on a groundout, but did not allow the other base-runners to come around. It was Jepsen's first save of the season.


Kevin Jepsen allows unearned run in walkoff loss Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Angels pitcher Kevin Jepsen was stuck with a loss Tuesday, giving up an unearned run on two hits while striking out one in his team's 5-4 defeat against the Dodgers.

Jepsen (0-1) saw the winning run cross the plate with one out after third baseman David Freese committed his second error of the game. The reliever hadn't allowed any runs since June 21 before the unearned run decided Tuesday's game. Jepsen owns a 1.74 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 56:18 K:BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings.


Kevin Jepsen blows rare save chance


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen got a save chance for the first time Saturday, but couldn't hold it together in a 3-2 loss to the Rangers.

Jepsen did not lose the game, but he was unable to close it out in the ninth inning nonetheless. He allowed a solo home run to Shin-Soo Choo to tie the game and send it to extras, where the Angels would win 3-2.

Jepsen did strike out two batters before blowing the save. He has 34 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings, to go with a 2.96 ERA. 


Kevin Jepsen fully recovered from 2013 appendectomy


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2014) Angels pitcher Kevin Jepsen is fully recovered from an emergency appendectomy that prematurely ended his 2013 season, MLB.com reports.

"I just got right back into the offseason workouts as soon as I could, and I've been going for a while," Jepsen said. "I feel good."

Jepsen, who starting throwing earlier than normal whle recovering from the injury, won't have any restrictions during camp. Out of options this season, Jepsen went 1-3 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 36:14 K:BB ratio in 36 innings last year.


Angels, Kevin Jepsen avoid arbitration


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2014) The Angels have avoided arbitration with pitcher Kevin Jepsen, the team announced.

The two sides agreed to meet at the midpoint. Jepsen will make $1.4625 million next year. He posted a 4.50 ERA in 36 innings last season.


Angels announce decisions prior to non-tender deadline


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) The Angels opted not to tender contracts to three players Monday, making them free agents. Pitchers Jerome Williams and Tommy Hanson, along with infielder Chris Nelson, will become free agents this offseason.

The Angels did tender contracts to five players, and will have a chance to negotiate deals for them prior to arbitration hearing. They are: infielders Mark Trumbo and David Freese, and pitchers Ernesto Frieri, Kevin Jepsen and Fernando Salas


Angels reinstate three off disabled list


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2013) The Angels have reinstated three players from the 60-day disabled list Monday. Relievers Kevin Jepsen and Sean Burnett and Peter Bourjos have all joined the 40-man roster. 

Burnett made 13 appearances and had a 0.93 ERA before undergoing surgery to repair a tear in his left flexor tendon. He'll be fine for spring training. 

Jepsen, 29, missed the final five weeks of the year after undergoing an appendectomy. He appeared in 45 games and had a 4.50 ERA. He'll be fine for the spring. 

Bourjos, 26, hit .274 with three home runs, 12 RBI and six steals over 175 at-bats. He underwent season-ending surgery on his right wrist and will be ready to go by the spring. 


Kevin Jepsen expected to miss remainder of season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2013) Angels pitcher Kevin Jepsen is expected to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, MLB.com reports. The injury requires four to six weeks of recovery time, so Jepsen should be able to take part in  his regular offseason program.

Collin Cowgill makes quick return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2013) The Angels recalled outfielder Collin Cowgill from Triple-A Salt Lake Saturday, just three days after he was sent down. Cowgill will replace reliever Kevin Jepsen on the active roster.

Cowgill has hit .298 with a .752 OPS in 25 games with the Angels this season. 


Kevin Jepsen hits DL with appendectomy


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2013) Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen was placed on the 15-day disabled list, after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, the team announced Saturday. Collin Cowgill was recalled from the minors to take his place, and there is no timetable for Jepsens' return from this issue. 

Kevin Jepsen back in action


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen, who left Friday's game with a bruised hand, returned to action Sunday afternoon against the Astros.

Jepsen allowed a sacrifice fly to Jose Altuve for his only damage of the evening. He pitched one inning and allowed one run on two hits while striking out one in a 7-5 defeat. The right-hander has a 4.50 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP in 34 innings.

Kevin Jepsen takes comebacker off hand


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2013) Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen was forced to leave Friday's game against the Astros in the seventh inning, after taking a batted ball off his pitching hand. He was diagnosed with a bruised hand after the game, and is considered day to day. He will be evaluated further Saturday before the teams' next game. 

Jepsen allowed two hits on seven pitches without retiring a batter before leaving the game. 


Kevin Jepsen gets win


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2013) Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen got the win Thursday against the Tigers with a scoreless ninth inning. The Angels scored twice in the top of the 10th to get Jepsen a 1-2 record. He gave up one hit and has a 4.58 ERA in 17 2/3 innings. 

Kevin Jepsen performing well after DL stint


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2013) Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen has performed well since returning from the disabled list. 

Jepsen has not given up an earned run since his activation on May 26. Over that period, he's tossed 7 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts. He's only given up three hits in that time. 

On the season, Jepsen has a 3.18 ERA in 11 1/3 innings. 


Angels activate Kevin Jepsen from DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2013) The Angels activated reliever Kevin Jepsen (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Jepsen posted a 9.00 ERA in three rehab outings between Class A Inland Empire and Triple-A Salt Lake.

Kevin Jepsen throws scoreless inning in rehab appearance


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2013) Angels relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen threw a scoreless inning in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Salt Lake Friday. His fastball sat between 92 and 95 mph, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Jepsen is on track to return to the Angels' bullpen soon.


Kevin Jepsen 'close' to returning


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2013) Angels relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen, who allowed three runs in his second rehab appearance Wednesday, may be returning to the team soon, MLB.com reports.

"He's close," manager Mike Scioscia told MLB.com

Scioscia also said Jepsen will make another rehab appearance this week. The reliever has allowed four earned runs in 3 2/3 innings this season.


Kevin Jepsen begins rehab with flawless outing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2013) Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen (shoulder) began a rehab assignment with Class A Inland Empire Sunday. He threw a perfect inning of relief.

Kevin Jepsen nearing rehab assignment


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2013) Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment early next week, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Jepsen has been out since April 12 due to a strained right shoulder. He resumed throwing from a mound last week and has not suffered any setbacks.

The Angels are hoping to get Jepsen back by the end of May.

Kevin Jepsen feels 'great' after bullpen session


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2013) Angels relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen felt "great" after a 35-pitch bullpen session Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reports. He is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment soon.

Jepsen hasn't played since April 13 after straining his pitching shoulder.


Kevin Jepsen feels 'awesome' after bullpen session


by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2013) Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury, threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Saturday and said he "felt awesome" afterwards, MLB.com reports.

Jepsen, who has been sidelined since April 13 with his injury, is expected to throw several more bullpen sessions before being sent on a minor-league rehab assignment.

Kevin Jepsen set for bullpen session


by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2013) Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session since landing on the disabled list Saturday, MLB.com reports.

Jepsen has been sidelined since April 13 due to a right shoulder strain.