Prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Miami Marlins, the Yankees announced that reliever Tommy Kahnle has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis. Luis Cessa, who was up with the big league club briefly last week, has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton.
ROSTER MOVES: Prior to tonight’s game, the @Yankees placed RHP Tommy Kahnle on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to 4/16) with right shoulder tendonitis and recalled RHP Luis Cessa from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) April 17, 2018
Kahnle’s velocity and overall performance has been down in the early going this season, so it’s not a complete shock to see him land on the DL. In just 7.1 innings, he’s issued eight walks and given up seven runs (five earned). Last year, after the Yankees acquired him from the White Sox, Kahnle walked 10 in 26.1 innings down the stretch.
Luckily, according to beat writer Bryan Hoch, the Yankees believe Kahnle will be able to rebound quickly.
Aaron Boone said that Tommy Kahnle had an MRI today, but they’re optimistic this is a minor situation. “We’re hoping that this is something that we can knock out with a few days of rest.”
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 17, 2018
The Yankees have such a deep bullpen so they should be able to withstand Kahnle’s absence. The situation provides Dellin Betances with an opportunity to try and step-up to reestablish himself as a go-to reliever for Boone.