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Kevin Jepsen

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Twins | Kevin Jepsen avoids arbitration

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:19:04 -0800

Minnesota Twins RP Kevin Jepsen re-signed a one-year, $5.3 million deal to avoid arbitration Friday, Jan. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Jepsen has pitched well over the past two seasons returning a 2.47 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP and a 9.0 K/9, and he saved 15 games in 2015. He doesn't project to begin the season as the closer, which limits his fantasy appeal to cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. However, he is a player to watch for the saves vultures, especially with his success when called upon in the ninth inning last season.

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Twins | Glen Perkins to remain closer

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:05:56 -0800

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins will remain the closer heading into the 2016 season, with RP Kevin Jepsen serving as the setup man, according to general manager Terry Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Despite saving 30-plus games in each of the last three seasons, Perkins' stock is on the decline after dealing with injuries that threatened his production and job status for the Twins. He won't be among the most popular saves targets in traditional fantasy leagues next year, and you'd be wise to handcuff Jepsen to him if you choose to select him.

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Twins | Illness going around Twins clubhouse

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:51:07 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe and RPs Brian Duensing and Kevin Jepsen have been affected by a virus going around the team's clubhouse in recent days, according to manager Paul Molitor. SP Phil Hughes (illness) was scratched from his start Monday, Sept. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Plouffe ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is in the lineup tonight as the Twins push for the wild card. He has only three hits in his last 23 at-bats since Sept. 20, though, so you may want to fade him in your daily lineups, especially while facing Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber this evening.

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Twins | Glen Perkins doesn't close Friday

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:34:59 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (back) pitched a scoreless seventh inning and recorded two strikeouts during the Twins 3-0 win over the Houston Astros Friday, Aug.28. RP Kevin Jepsen recorded his ninth save of the season after allowing two hits and a walk in the final frame.

Fantasy Tip: There are a few potential explanations, as Perkins' status was a little iffy entering the game, which is one reason why he may have not been used in the ninth inning. Another could be Perkins' 6.75 ERA over 12 innings since the All-Star break. Seasonal owners may want to let Jepsen's leash out a little longer with the hope he receives more closing opportunities down the stretch. Though, it is likely Perkins returns to the closer role sooner than later.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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