Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:45:03 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Kevin Jepsen asked pitching coach Mike Butcher for another chance to close for the team after he blew a save opportunity Saturday, June 21. "I told Butch, 'Don't let that one outing change your decisions,' I want that opportunity," Jepsen said. "In that situation, I'm coming right after guys. I'm not going to walk a guy or shy away from contact."
Fantasy Tip: While it's nice that Jepsen isn't shying away from the pressure, it would be even nicer had he closed out the game Saturday. As it stands, Joe Smith will likely get another chance to show he can handle the ninth inning.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:26:28 -0700
While it could be subject to change, the bullpen pecking order for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim appears to be RP Ernesto Frieri as closer, with RPs Fernando Salas and Joe Smith in a setup role. RPs Kevin Jepsen, Michael Kohn and Nick Maronde will work in the middle innings.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:55:27 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Kevin Jepsen (appendix) is fully recovered from an emergency appendectomy last August. He resumed working out in late September, and he won't be limited at all this spring.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:12:13 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim avoided arbitration with RP Kevin Jepsen Friday, Jan. 31, by agreeing to one-year, $1,462,500 deal. Jepsen was asking for $1.625 million.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:24:34 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Kevin Jepsen is asking for $1.625 million in arbitration, while the Angels are countering with $1.3 million.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:50:25 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will tender a contract to RP Kevin Jepsen, according to general manager Jerry Dipoto.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:52:44 -0800
The recent signings of RP Fernando Salas and RP Joe Smith by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim could push RP Kevin Jepsen into a spot where he is non-tendered next week, according to speculation by Los Angeles Times writer Mike DiGiovanna.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:39:50 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim moved OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) and RP Kevin Jepsen (appendix) to the 60-day disabled list Monday, Sept. 16.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 16:17:08 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have placed RP Kevin Jepsen (appendectomy) on the 15-day disabled list after he needed to undergo an emergency appendectomy Saturday, Aug. 24. In a corresponding move, the team recalled OF Collin Cowgill from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 18:10:02 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ernesto Frieri has temporarily lost his closer job and will be used in low-pressure situations for now.
Fantasy Tip: It appears Dane De La Rosa will get the first chance to close games out, but Kevin Jepsen and Michael Kohn could also receive opportunities. De La Rosa should be an option for mixed league owners looking for saves. Jepsen and Kohn should be targeted in AL-only leagues and some mixed leagues if an owner is desperate, but they may not be good pickups because Frieri could regain the job at some point.