Notes: Teams should trade for Hamels now, while he's hot
MAY 25, 11:00p ET | Ken Rosenthal
Rotowire: May 20 / 8:59a ET
News: Jepsen has registered a 2.08 ERA so far in 2015, but has not seen the ninth inning since his save on April 14.
Impact: With Jake McGee back, it's looking like Jepsen won't see the ninth inning in a save situation again for a while barring injury. Ernesto Frieri has seen more final innings than Jepsen to this point.
Rotowire: Apr 14 / 9:57p ET
News: Jepsen pitched a perfect ninth inning Tuesday against the Blue Jays to record his first save of the season.
Impact: The Rays are going with a pretty strict closer-by-committee approach to start the season, as Brad Boxberger and Ernesto Frieri have also saved games over the past three days. Jepsen was the most well-rested of the trio Tuesday, which may have led to his number being called. It would be nice if the closer situation was at worst a two-man job, but with three cooks in the kitchen it will be difficult to extract a ton of value out of the situation while Jake McGee is out. Still, there are a lot of leagues where beggars can't be choosers and Jepsen should be added as he has yet to give up a run and has given up just one hit and one walk while striking out five through four innings to start the season.
Rotowire: Apr 13 / 7:03a ET
News: Jepsen was not used in a save situation Sunday when the Rays opted to rest Brad Boxberger.
Impact: In three appearances this season, Jepsen has not allowed an earned run. The decision to rest him Sunday may have been due to the fact that the Rays extended a two-run lead to a three-run lead in the top of the ninth, and that Ernesto Frieri was already loose after recording the final out of the eighth. Nevertheless, Jepsen's usage is worth monitoring closely, as he may be the next in line to close if Boxberger suffers an injury while Jake McGee is rehabbing his elbow.