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Jepsen fully healthy after appendectomy ended 2013

Jepsen fully healthy after appendectomy ended 2013

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen is fully recovered after an emergency appendectomy abruptly ended his 2013 season in late August.

The 29-year-old right-hander, who finished the year with a 4.50 ERA in 45 appearances, started working out and throwing again in late September, nearly two months earlier than he normally does, and won't have any restrictions in camp.

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"I just got right back into the offseason workouts as soon as I could, and I've been going for a while," said Jepsen, who's out of options for the first time this year. "I feel good."

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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