Twins lock up Kevin Jepsen for one more year


Set-up man Kevin Jepsen agreed to a one-year deal with the Twins on Friday.

The announcement from the team says the deal is worth $5,312,500. The agreement means the Twins have now agreed to terms with five of six arbitration-eligible players. The only player unsigned is third baseman Trevor Plouffe.

Jepsen was acquired in a trade midway through the 2015 season and in 29 games with Minnesota his posted a 1.61 ERA with 10 saves.

Previous deals were reached with relief pitcher Casey Fien, starting pitcher Tommy Milone and infielders Eduardo Nunez and Eduardo Escobar.

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