• Angels avoid arbitration with righty Jepsen

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jan 30, 2013
    The Angels settled on a 2013 contract with relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen on Tuesday, thus avoiding arbitration with any of their eligible players. Knee surgery cut Jepsen's season short in 2011. Los Angeles has settled with all its arbitration-eligible players, although third baseman Alberto Callaspo's deal is still pending a physical. The Los Angeles Angels and reliever Kevin Jepsen have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,181,250, avoiding arbitration with the hard-throwing right-hander. Third baseman Alberto Callaspo recently agreed to terms on a two-year, $8.975 million contract that will buy out his first season of free agency and will be finalized as soon as he flies in from Venezuela for his physical. The Los Angeles Angels and reliever Kevin Jepsen have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,181,000, avoiding arbitration with the hard-throwing right-hander. Jason Vargas , Tommy Hanson and Jerome Williams previously avoided arbitration. But by the end of 2012, the hard-throwing right-hander had found his groove and returned to a prominent role in the Angels' bullpen, finishing with a 3.02 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP in 44 2/3 innings. Los Angeles has settled with all its arbitration-eligible players, although third baseman Alberto Callaspo's deal is still pending a physical. All rights reserved.

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