RP - LAD
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports free agent RP Tommy Kahnle is in agreement on a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
No word yet on the financials. Kahnle underwent Tommy John surgery in August, so he'll likely miss the entire 2021 season. This means that the contract is all about 2022 for the Dodgers. Kahnle has been a pretty valuable reliever for the Yankees over the past few years.
Tommy Kahnle, who is coming off of Tommy John surgery, is considering multiple two-year deals according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Kahnle, who only made one appearance in 2020 for the Yankees, is reportedly drawing interest from multiple teams this offseason. He is coming off of Tommy John surgery and is highly doubtful to to be ready for the 2021 season so a discounted two-year deal would make sense for some clubs looking to shore up their bullpen in 2022. The 31-year old right-hander owns a career 3.82 ERA and 1.286 WHIP across seven major league seasons.
Tommy Kahnle was transferred from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL following his reconstructive elbow surgery on Tuesday.
The right-hander will miss the rest of the current and possibly all of the 2021 season as he begins his rehab process.
Tommy Kahnle underwent Tommy John surgery as scheduled on Tuesday.
Kahnle won't be back with the Yankees until late in the 2021 season or possible even the start of 2022. It's a brutal blow to New York's bullpen.
Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle is likely headed for Tommy John surgery, according to a report from MLB insider Jon Heyman. He is still being evaluated, but the early belief is that he will need the surgery.
Tommy John surgery would end Kahnle's 2020 season and likely cause him to miss the entire 2021 season. With Aroldis Chapman expected to return to the team soon, the other late-inning duties will likely be split between Zach Britton, Adam Ottavino, and Chad Green in Kahnle's absence.