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Angels' Kevin Jepsen wants extended stay in back of bullpen
Angels' Kevin Jepsen wants extended stay in back of bullpen

Middle relievers are the offensive linemen of baseball, guys who toil in relative anonymity until something goes wrong, like a holding penalty on a key fourth-quarter play or a seventh-inning meltdown that turns a one-run game into a blowout loss. "I have absolutely no problem with that," said reliever Kevin Jepsen, the pulling guard of the Angels bullpen. "If you don't know I was in the game, it means I did my job. If I'm getting exposure on television or in the paper, that means I blew the game. I don't need that attention." For six weeks, no news was good news for Jepsen, who did not give up a run in 19 appearances from May 7-June 20, a span covering...

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