Reliever Jepsen throws for first time since injury

Reliever Jepsen throws for first time since injury

ANAHEIM -- Prior to Thursday's game, Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen played catch with pitching coach Mike Butcher, marking the first time he has thrown a baseball since April 13, when he was placed on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

Jepsen, who threw off flat ground, played catch for about seven minutes from 75 feet and said his arm "felt great."

"First day or two just activating the arm, getting it moving," Jepsen said. "Then we are going to be as aggressive as we can without being stupid."

The right-hander was reluctant to put any specific timeframe on his return or the next step in the process.

Jepsen does not have a bullpen scheduled, as he wants to avoid any sort of setback.

"Timeframe is going to be what it is," Jepsen said. "I'll go as fast as I can without doing too much, too early."

William Boor is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.