Rays Pull Back Jepsen Off The Clearance Rack

July 16th, 2016

JepsenBack to the future!

Reliever Kevin Jepsen is back with the Rays. Joe thinks this is a bit like selling a used T-shirt at a garage sale only to ask for it back a year later. But whatever.

At least Jepsen knows his way around the Trop. He threw 41 2/3 innings with Tampa Bay last year before he was shipped to Minnesota last July for a pair of minor-leaguers. He had a 2.81 ERA with five saves and 22 holds with the Rays. Last night, he pitched a scoreless night in the hair-pulling loss to the Orioles.

Jepsen was solid at times last year, but we’re not talking about the second coming of Mariano Rivera. Joe considers the acquisition a sign of how desperate the Rays are in the bullpen. All-Star Alex Colome is the lone dependable arm now. Erasmo Ramirez is gassed, and the rest of the names are a rag-tag group of inconsistency.

Problem is, Jepsen hasn’t been a lockdown presence lately. He had a 6.16 ERA in 30 2/3 innings with the Twins this year.

There’s not much here that inspires confidence.

5 Responses to “Rays Pull Back Jepsen Off The Clearance Rack”

  1. Darth Ray-der Says:

    Jepson said he changed a mechanical flaw in his delivery and is now, good to go.

  2. Miguel Grande Says:

    jepsen looked pretty good to me.

  3. FortMyersDave Says:

    Lets see when it actually counts! I bet he craps his pants! Butright now I’d take this sieve over that Garton kid that contributed to 2 of the past 4 losses….. ’62 Mets????

  4. Darth Ray-der Says:

    “Can’t anyone here play this game”. Yes, I’m old enough to remember Casey Stengal.

  5. FortMyersDave Says:

    Those amazing ’62 Mets! I bet they never lost 23 of 26! The Rays are reaching new lows!


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