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Jepsen fully healthy after appendectomy ended 2013

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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.

"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."

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