Kevin Jepsen

#49 RP / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 235 lb Age: 31 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Twins' Kevin Jepsen: Agrees to one-year deal with Twins

      Jepsen agreed to a one-year, $5.3125 million deal with the Twins on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Rhett Bollinger of reports. Jepsen notched 15 saves between the Rays and Twins during the 2015 season, receiving an opportunity with the Twins following an injury to normal closer Glen Perkins. Jepsen should return to a setup role out of spring training, but would likely get the first shake at replacing Perkins should he falter or get injured.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Twins RP Glen Perkins (back) expected to be ready on Friday

      Twins closer Glen Perkins (back) will be available Friday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Perkins has not pitched since Sept. 1, as he's dealt with back spasms, but it appears the issue is now behind him. He figures to serve in more of a setup role upon his return, yielding to Kevin Jepsen as the closer.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Twins RP Kevin Jepsen suffers a blown save Wednesday

      Handed a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning, Twins reliever Kevin Jepsen suffered his fifth blown save of the season by giving up two runs on four hits in Wednesday's loss to Detroit. It was Jepsen's first blown save out of eight save attempts since being traded to Minnesota and moving to the closer role with Glen Perkins hurt. Perkins is making progress in his return from back injury, but Jepsen is still likely to remain the closer for the next week or so as Perkins will be used in a setup role initially. Perkins may never return to the closer role, given that he hasn't been able to stay healthy since receiving two cortisone shots for a bulging disc in his neck on Aug. 19.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Twins RP Kevin Jepsen shaky, but gets 11th save on Saturday

      Twins reliever Kevin Jepsen survived a dicey ninth inning to collect his 11th save of the season on Saturday. Jepsen, who continues to fill in for the injure Glen Perkins, entered the game in the ninth inning with the Twins leading the Astros 3-1. But the right-hander allowed a pair of hits and a pair of walks, leading to a run. But, with two outs and the bases loaded, a diving, tumbling catch by Byron Buxton allowed Jepsen and the Twins to escape with the win. Saturday snapped a string of 16 consecutive scorless outings for Jepsen. But he successfully converted his sixth straight save opportunity.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Twins' Perkins won't go on road trip; Jepsen to close in his absence

      Twins closer Glen Perkins will not go on the team's nine-game road trip, which begins Friday at Houston, due to his lingering back injury. The Twins don't return home until Sept. 14 vs. Detroit. "I honestly don't know what happened. I pitched Tuesday. That day I would have said I felt 90-95 percent," Perkins said, per "Everything was good, everything was fine, I pitched, I didn't think anything of it after the game. Then when I woke up [Wednesday], I couldn't get out of bed. It completely blindsided me. "I don't feel any better today [Thursday]. It's going to take a little bit more time this time." Manager Paul Molitor said Kevin Jepsen will fill-in as closer in Perkins' absence. "It's a tough thing. Because you can't really inject it, it's not an injury that needs that type of attention," Molitor said of Perkins' injury. "There's not really anything you can do other than to try to find ways to calm it down and do what you can to see if you can get him back out there. "There's a chance, at least in my mind, that this could be something that lingers. Might have some good days, some bad days here on out."

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Twins RP Kevin Jepsen shuts down White Sox for 10th save

      The continued uncertainty over the health and performance of veteran Twins closer Glen Perkins resulted in teammate Kevin Jepsen serving as closer Wednesday night against the White Sox. And he was up to the task. Jepsen retired the side in order in the ninth for his 10th save of the season. He fanned Jose Abreu along the way.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Twins RP Kevin Jepsen strikes out two, records ninth save

      Twins relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen recorded his ninth save of the season on Friday against the Astros. Jepsen allowed two hits, but struck out two batters without allowing a run in the ninth inning. He now has a 2.44 ERA this season.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Twins' Kevin Jepsen notches save No. 7 on Saturday

      In the absence of closer Glen Perkins, Twins reliever Kevin Jepsen picked up his second consecutive save on Saturday. Jepsen proteced a 3-2 victory over the Orioles, needing just nine pitches to retire the side in order. Jepsen now has seven saves on the year, and hasn't allowed a run since he gave up two in his first outing as a Twin back on August 2.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Twins' Kevin Jepsen records sixth save of year

      Twins reliever Kevin Jepsen struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning, to save a one-run lead against Baltimore on Friday. Jepsen earned his sixth save of the year and his first save since June 14. He recorded his ninth scoreless outing in a row.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Molitor: Kevin Jepsen to fill-in as closer while Glen Perkins is out

      It is not yet known how long Twins closer Glen Perkins will be out for. Perkins is heading back to Minnesota to undergo tests on his ailing neck, and is expected to miss Wednesday's game at the very least. So while Perkins is out, manager Paul Molitor has tabbed newcomer Kevin Jepsen as the short-term closer, according to Jepsen, who was acquired at the trade deadline, has five saves this season, with all of them coming as a member of the Rays. The five saves represent a career-high for the eight-year veteran.

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