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Successful surgeries for Jepsen, Cron

Successful surgeries for Jepsen, Cron

SEATTLE -- Reliever Kevin Jepsen and first baseman C.J. Cron each underwent successful surgeries on Wednesday, according to an Angels spokesman.

Jepsen, a valuable setup man in 2009 and 2010, submitted to arthroscopic surgery to evaluate his right knee. He received an injection as well and will begin a therapy program shortly.

Cron, the team's first-round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, underwent an arthroscopic procedure to address damage he sustained after dislocating his right patella earlier this month playing for the Rookie League Orem Owlz. The surgeries were performed by Dr. Thomas Carter with assistance by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Arizona. Both players are expected to make full recoveries and be ready for Spring Training.

Jepsen, sent to Triple-A Salt Lake after experiencing control issues for the Angels in the first week of the season, returned to the Majors on May 11 and was returned to Salt Lake a month later.

Cron showed his power at Orem with 13 homers and 41 RBIs in 34 games, batting .308.

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