Jepsen was designated for assignment Sunday, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It's quite the fall from grace for Jepsen, who had previously claimed the closer's role in April after Glen Perkins (shoulder) was shut down for the season. Jepsen proved volatile as the Twins' ninth-inning man, blowing four of his 11 chances before manager Paul Molitor elected to turn to a combination of Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad as his closing duo. With the 31-year-old sitting on a 6.16 ERA and 1.76 WHIP over 30.2 innings on the season and showing little signs of improvement, the Twins decided it was best to move on from the reliever, so look for them to try and facilitate a trade before exposing him to the waiver wire. If Jepsen ends up landing elsewhere, he'd likely be utilized in low-leverage situations initially.

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