Tommy Kahnle is going to have Tommy John surgery

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced the right-handed reliever on Friday Tommy Kahnle will undergo Tommy John surgery, ESPN’s Marly Rivera reports.This isn’t surprising news, as MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported just a few minutes ago that Kahnle is likely going in that direction. Still, the fact that it’s now official is unfortunate for him and the Yankees. Kahnle, 30, has been instrumental in their enclosure since they acquired it from the White Sox in a successful trade in 2017. Since joining the Yankees, who selected him in fifth round of the 2010 draft, Kahnle recorded a 4.01 / 3.23 FIP ERA with 12.58 K / 9, 3.69 BB / 9 and a ground ball rate of 44.8% on 112 1/3 sleeves.

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.

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