The Minnesota Twins have acquired Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Chris Cotillo of SB Nation tweets that the Rays may be getting minor league pitchers in return. The Rays will receive Chih-Wei Hu and Alexis Tapia in return, according to Cotillo. The deal has been confirmed by the teams.
Jepsen has posted an ERA of 2.81 over 41.2 innings and a FIP of 4.13. The 31-year-old has struggled with walks this season and is currently walking 4.3 batters per nine innings.
Source: Kevin Jepsen to #Twins.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2015
Rays may be getting minor-league arm(s) back from Twins in Jepsen deal, per source.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 31, 2015
Sources: Rays getting Chih-Wei Hu and Alexis Tapia in Jepsen deal.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 31, 2015
OFFICIAL: Twins acquire RH reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Rays for 2 @MiLB pitchers.— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) July 31, 2015