Ahead of tonight’s series opener against the Angels, the Yankees announced the team has reinstated Tommy Kahnle from the 10-day disabled list.
Roster Move: Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees returned from rehab and reinstated RHP Tommy Kahnle from the 10-day disabled list.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) May 25, 2018
After surrendering eleven runs to a rather weak Ranger lineup, the Yankees hope Kahnle will provide much-needed depth to a bullpen that has seen its fair share of innings as of late.
The hard-throwing righty rejoins a staff currently ranked 13th in the American League in total innings pitched.
This season, the 28-year-old reliever has appeared in just six games, racking up nine strikeouts in seven and a third innings pitched. A 6.14 ERA seems troubling on the surface but given Kahnle’s track record, it is safe to assume his bloated ERA is victim of a small sample size.
Kahnle was placed on the disabled list back on April 18 due to right shoulder tendinitis.