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Kevin Jepsen

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Kevin Martin Jepsen (born July 26, 1984 in Anaheim, California) is an Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He is 6'3", 215 lbs. and was selected by the Angels in the 2nd round (53rd overall) in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft out of Bishop Manogue (Reno, Nevada) High School.

Jepsen made his major league debut against the New York Yankees on September 8, 2008, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. He pitched one inning in a blowout game, retiring Derek Jeter, Bobby Abreu, and Alex Rodriguez in order. Jepsen pitched in 9 games for the Angels in the 2008 season.

Jepsen earned his first All-Star selection in the minor leagues, and was enjoying his finest season to date with a combiled 3-4 record, 13 saves, a 1.87 earned run average and 55 strikeouts for the Arkansas Travelers and Salt Lake Bees when he was selected to play for the United States national baseball team at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He and his team won a bronze medal.[1]

2009 SeasonEdit

Jepsen had his first full major-league season in 2009. His first year was overshadowed by the death of his teammate and friend Nick Adenhart. Jepsen was responsible for hanging up Adenhart's jersey in the dugout every game.[2] In spite of this, Jepsen threw a career-high 54 innings. He had some shoulder tendinitis in September, slowing his return to Spring Training in 2010.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
  2. Spencer, Lyle (2009-09-28). Adenhart's memory inspires Angels. MLB.com. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  3. DiGiovanna, Mike. "Angel's Matt Palmer still has a positive attitude", Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2010.

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