While Kahnle is not easily replaced for the Yankees, World Series contenders are well equipped to continue without him. After all, the team too Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton, Adam Ottavino and Chad Green like other important endgame weapons. Kahnle’s season-ending injury takes away a quality option, however, and it is now a question of whether he will pitch again for the Yankees. Given the timing of this operation, Kahnle may not be ready to return until very late next season or early 2022. In the meantime, the Yankees will have to decide whether to offer him a contract for his final season eligible for arbitration. in 2021. He has a prorated salary of $ 2.65 million this year, and that number is expected to stay the same next season.