4:18 PM EDT, Sat August 01, 2015
Tampa Bay Times 18 hours ago
Rays deal Jepsen, otherwise stand pat at trade deadline

Rays deal Jepsen, otherwise stand pat at trade deadline

BOSTON — Rather than add to an offense that ranks among the American League's worst, the only deal the Rays made by Friday's nonwaiver deadline was to trade one of their top relievers, Kevin Jepsen, to the Twins for a pair of lower-level minor-league pitchers.
Tampa Bay Times 18 hours ago

With Jepsen gone, same Rays approach with bullpen

BOSTON — Friday's trade of veteran reliever RHP Kevin Jepsen to the Twins created a significant void in the Rays bullpen. But it won't have a significant impact on how the Rays use their relievers.
Twinkie Town Jul 31, 2015

Twins acquire Kevin Jepsen from Rays

Ken Rosenthal reporting the Twins have acquired an arm for the bullpen Source: Kevin Jepsen to Twins?src=hash">#Twins.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2015 Desperate to turn around one of the leagues worst bullpens, Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Twins have acquired Kevin Jepsen from...

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Byron Buxton finally resumed taking batting practice on the field this week. Judging from the early results, his sprained left thumb has fully healed. “It feels great,” said Buxton, still rated the No. 1 prospect in baseball by MLB.com. “It feels like the BP I was taking (in June) and probably even better. I feel more grounded, more stable.” During an absence that has stretched on for nearly six weeks, Buxton has made an effort to use his time on the shelf wisely. The 21-year-old center fielder pays particular attention to veterans such as Torii Hunter, Brian Dozier and Trevor...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 16 hours ago

Twins send shortstop Danny Santana back to Triple-A

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St. Paul Pioneer Press 17 hours ago
Mariners 6, Twins 1: Seattle's Taijuan Walker one-hits Minnesota

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 17 hours ago

Walker tosses one-hitter as Mariners shut down Twins

Seattle starter only allows Sano homer in 9 innings.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 18 hours ago

Twins deal late for bullpen help in Rays' Jepsen

Former teammates say the righthanded reliever is a hard-throwing battler.

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 20 hours ago

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 21 hours ago

Twins' Terry Ryan: 'Lots of talk, not much happened'

Twins general manager Terry Ryan says he discussed more trades than acquiring Kevin Jepsen but is happy to add the veteran reliever.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 22 hours ago

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 22 hours ago

Twins trade wrap with Phil Miller and Michael Rand

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Tampa Tribune Jul 31, 2015

Rays trade Jepsen to Twins for pair of minor-leaguers

The Tampa Bay Rays traded right-handed relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen this afternoon to the Minnesota Twins for a pair of minor-league pitchers. The deal came a little more than two hours before today's 4 p.m., non-waiver trade deadline. The Rays reportedly drew interest in Jepsen and fellow

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