Rotowire: Dec 16 / 11:51a ET
News: The Angels traded Jepsen to the Rays on Tuesday for outfielder Matt Joyce, Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Impact: Jepsen posted a 2.63 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and .192 BAA in 74 appearances with the Angels last season en route to a team-leading 22 holds. He still has a 3.94 ERA and 1.36 WHIP for his career, however, and did benefit from a .263 BABIP (career .322) and a 79.2 percent strand rate last season, so it makes some sense that the Angels would want to sell high. The 30-year-old will likely slot as the Rays' No. 2 right-handed bullpen option, behind Brad Boxberger.
StatsLLC: Dec 16 / 12:00a ET
News: The Los Angeles Angels have acquired outfielder Matt Joyce from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for Jepsen.
Impact: Jepsen was the Angels' seventh-inning specialist last season, his seventh with the Angels. He established career bests with 65 innings pitched, 75 strikeouts and a 2.63 ERA. Jepsen was drafted by the Angels in 2002. He ranks fifth in franchise history with 315 appearances.